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One Million Moms Rage As Disney’s ‘Doc McStuffins’ Features An Interracial Lesbian Couple

In a first for a Disney Junior show, the most recent episode of the cartoon series featured same-sex parents.

In the episode, the family lives through a scary earthquake and learns the importance of having a safety plan in case of emergencies. But it’s the series’ decision to feature a same-sex couple — voiced by actors Portia de Rossi and Wanda Sykes, who are both lesbians — that’s actually groundbreaking.

Sykes explained in a video by GLAAD about her involvement.

The diversity of the show and having an African-American little girl be the star of the show — and also being a doctor — it sends a great message.”

I am a fan of Doc McStuffins. My kids, they watch the show. With this episode, they see a family that looks like our family.”

The sexuality of the two moms was not a key focus of the show, but the LGBT diversity did not go un-noticed.

One Million Moms – who despite their name have just 3,722 mostly-male Twitter followers – claimed the show was corrupting children and enticing them into a homosexual lifestyle.

The group claimed:

Controversial topics and lifestyle choices should be left up to the parents to discuss and Disney Junior should not introduce this to young children.

Just because an issue may be legal or because some are choosing a lifestyle doesn’t make it morally correct. Disney should stick to entertaining and providing family-friendly programming instead of pushing an agenda.”

In a pre-written letter One Million Moms encouraged supporters to threaten Disney with a boycott for at least the third time this year, after taking exception to other instances of LGBT inclusion.

Show creator Chris Nee strongly defended the episode.

Nee said:

I always envision Doc McStuffins as a show about what it means to accept everyone as part of our communities.

As part of a two-mom family, I’m proud to have an episode that reflects my son’s world, and shows everyone that love is love in McStuffinsville.”

Sarah Kate Ellis of GLAAD said:

Children like mine deserve the chance to see their families reflected on TV, and this episode does just that in a beautiful and positive way.

Shows like this reflect our real world, and today that includes the many children being raised by gay and lesbian parents who are all going to celebrate this story.”

Don’t Be Fooled By Hollywood’s Shiny New Queerbait

Good news: Hollywood is finally embracing queer people.

Bad news: By embracing, I mean “keeping at arm’s length.”

Hollywood keeps proclaiming its “good news.”

In recent weeks, Hollywood has announced some exciting developments, such as the gay character LeFou in Beauty and the Beast that had queer Disney fans tearing apart the internet to figure out what the “exclusively gay moment” was.

Power Rangers also recently announced that the Yellow Ranger would be queer.

Has Hollywood really had a change of heart regarding gay characters? No. Hollywood is just realizing that mediocre children’s movies can break even by fishing for the $917 billion dollar gay economy.

Here’s why the “queer moments” don’t mean anything.

When Beauty and the Beast announced Disney’s first gay character, fans were excited at the possibilities – after all, the lyrics of Beauty and the Beast were written by an openly gay man who viewed the movie as a metaphor for his excruciating demise from AIDS.

But then Disney announced that the character was LeFou. And lesbians around the world wondered, “Le Who?”

“LeFou” is literally French for “the fool.” In the new Beauty and the Beast , he is a buffoon, the henchmen of the villain who is so overcome by his homosexual passions that he cannot think for himself.

And LeFou doesn’t get a happy ending. No, he gets an “exclusively gay moment” that is nothing more than a few seconds of him dancing with another man at a ball. In case you missed it, that is Disney’s big gay moment. That is the big gay moment that made headlines around the world.

Instead of actually fleshing out one of the main characters with sexual fluidity or even giving LeFou some emotional depth, Disney made being gay the punchline. Again.

Power Rangers isn’t much better. It has a history of homophobia – David Yost left the show in the 90s after being harassed for being gay – so fans were excited about a new queer ranger. Perhaps we expected too much.

Here is the extent of the Yellow Ranger’s queerness:

Her fellow Ranger Billy asks, “Boyfriend problems?” She pouts slightly harder than usual and Billy re-guesses: “Girlfriend problems?” She pouts slightly less signaling agreement. She puts her identity into explicit words, really, but she goes on to bemoan her family’s normalcy and their belief in labels. “I don’t know how to tell them what’s really going on with me,” she says, adding that she’s never admitted any of this stuff out loud before. And that’s basically that.

So what do we do?

It’s natural to be excited about gay (or at least gay-ish) characters in your favorite films, but don’t take the bait. If you weren’t excited about a movie before you found out that one of the characters was a 2 on the Kinsey scale, then don’t purchase a ticket afterward.

If you’re looking for good queer cinema, don’t neglect indie films. Here are seven to get you started.

How ‘The Little Mermaid’ Was Actually An Allegory For Being Queer

It’s a proven fact that most Disney films are pretty gay. Although the only overtly gay character is “The Fool” from the live-action Beauty and the Beast, movies like Mulan have challenged gender binaries, and movies like Frozen have drawn parallels to the queer experience.

But Disney’s foray into queer stories began a long time ago, before Frozen and even before Mulan. The Little Mermaid film that came out in 1989 is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story “The Little Mermaid,” written in 1836. That’s pretty obvious. But did you know that his short story was based on the romantic letters that Andersen exchanged with a handsome young Duke, Edvard Collin? Unable to express his homosexual feelings of love toward the young Collin, Andersen used this story as an allegory for his experience.

Let’s break this down a little further.

Ariel’s love for the human world parallels Andersen’s love for other men.

Ariel is afraid to admit that she loves the human world, because her father believes it’s shameful and her friend Sebastian thinks that she can learn to love the sea if she just tries harder (sound familiar?). Like many teenagers, Ariel hopes that she will grow out of her shameful obsession when she gets older. That is, until she meets Eric.

Eric is Andersen’s long-lost love, Collin.

Eric may have loved Ariel, but he was engaged to one of his own kind. A (human) woman. In their letters, Andersen lamented that Collin was engaged to a woman because marrying a woman was the proper thing to do. As much as he wished that Collin wouldn’t marry the woman, Collin and Andersen’s story didn’t end as happily as Ariel”s and Eric’s. Collin married a woman and Andersen suffered heartbreak.

Ariel is silenced just as queer people were silenced.

Ariel is literally silenced. In the 1830s, queer people could speak out – if they wanted to be shamed, arrested or even put to death. Unable to speak freely, they resorted to covert letters, coded messages and, it seems, allegorical fairy tales.

Ursula is a closeted, resentful queer person.

There is a saying that says, “Those who scream the loudest have the most the hide.” In this case, the most vehemently homophobic people are the ones who are terrified of their own homosexual desires. Ursula’s relentless opposition to Ariel is based in her own resentment toward herself. Ariel is taking a risk by actually pursuing the illicit desires that she wants, whereas Ursula has often tried to ignore her own desires.

In the first draft of “The Little Mermaid” Ursula was Triton’s sister until her own love for the human world drove them apart. In the film, Ursula was based on a drag queen named Devine.

The rainbow that Triton paints in the sky is as gay as it looks.

When Ariel finally overcomes everything to marry Eric, her father paints a rainbow in the sky. This could symbolize peace, as in the peace that the Christian God made with people after Noah’s flood. But The Little Mermaid came out in 1989, and the rainbow became a prominent symbol of the gay rights movement in the 1970s. Disney animators knew exactly what it stood for.

Disney lyricist Howard Ashman confirmed that Beauty and the Beast was an allegory for AIDS.

Ashman, who was the lyricist for both Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, was an openly gay man who died of AIDS right after finishing Beauty and the Beast in 1991. Ashman considered Beauty and the Beast to be his personal story: “Shunned from society, his body hideously transformed, and his life wilting away like the enchanted rose, the Beast is a figure of degenerative disease. Belle’s love and the ultimate breaking of the curse is the fantasy cure that Ashman was denied.”

Learn more about the queer subtext in The Little Mermaid here and about queer subtext in Disney in general here.

Disney’s First Gay Character Is Officially Here!

Well, it’s finally happened, and no one was prepared: Disney has announced its first gay character!

The movie where the character will be premiering, Beauty and the Beast, is right around the corner, so we won’t have to wait two years to see whether Elsa will #GetAGirlfriend.

So who is the character? Is it Bella, played by Emma Watson? (We always knew Hermione was queer.)

No? Okay, is it the Beast? He would bring a new meaning to the word “Furries.”

Not quite.

Disney’s first openly gay character is LeFou, the sidekick of Gaston, the villain. Josh Gad, who voiced the snowman in Frozen, will star as LeFou.

In a recent interview, the director said, “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that’s what has its payoff at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.”

Although this is exciting, it’s okay to be skeptical.

First, the live-action Beauty the Beast has not been met with much enthusiasm since its announcement; Disney fans want to see the company develop new stories rather than continuously wring out the old ones. Given the film’s lukewarm reception, are the Beauty and the Beast creators just using a gay character to entice LGBT fans to buy tickets? After all, if Disney truly wanted to make a statement in favor of gay rights, wouldn’t they have made the first gay character one of the protagonists, instead of the laughable, evil sidekick?

Second, the fact that the first gay character is evil just perpetuates the Sissy Villain trope – many Disney villains, from Scar to Governor Ratcliffe, have effeminate or “homosexual” tendencies. Why? Because men who display femininity are considered evil.

Finally, LeFou literally means “the fool” in French. Shouldn’t the first gay character be more than a punchline?

Still, the fact that Disney is finally including an openly gay character is a major step forward. If done well, LeFou may inspire an entire generation of children to be themselves. If not well done then, well, we can resurrect #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.

Beauty and the Beast opens on March 17.

A ‘Frozen’ Fan Made the Queer Sequel

Frozen’s Elsa might be gay. Maybe, maybe not. There’s no way to know until Frozen 2 releases in 2019.

In the meantime, what are queer, Disney-loving women supposed to do? We’ve been twiddling our thumbs for ages, wondering when Disney is going to have a gay Disney princess.

Moana is a step in the right direction – it’s a breath of fresh air from the Princess-Loves-Prince-Charming plot or the recently popular Princess-Doesn’t-Need-Prince-Charming plot (Tangled, Frozen, Brave). Moana is notable because it doesn’t address men or sexuality in the slightest.

Still, hurry up with that gay princess, Disney.

In the meantime, we’ll just have to bide our time and wait for the maybe, slightly, possibly queer Frozen 2 to release two years from now.

Olly Pike couldn’t wait. And you don’t have to, either.

YouTube animator Olly Pike has created a short fairytale film exploring the life of a lesbian ice queen. The film is called The Ice Queen and Her Wife. The princess looks exactly like Elsa, from the dress to the blonde braid.

In this reimagined Frozen, the ice queen lives with her wife, Summer, in a gorgeous castle. Instead of fearing her ice powers, she uses them to make gifts for her wife. Her wife, in turn, has the ability to make plants flower on command. They live a beautiful life of ice and earth, snow and sun.

Pike says:

It’s sad to think that the heartache found in our story is the reality for so many LGBT+ couples across the globe. These people are forced to keep their relationships/sexuality secret or risk imprisonment or even death in certain places. We hope our story highlights how unfair and tragic it is to dictate whom may love whom. Our stories are aimed at a younger audience in the hope that we can educate them about equality and diversity, in order to build a kinder, more accepting society for future generations.

Although the story is aimed at younger audiences, it may be the burst of sunshine that you need today.

When you’re done, smile at their other cartoon, Jamie – A Transgender Cinderella Story.

Disney’s First Gay Princess Could Be Just Around the Corner

Disney princesses have evolved over the last eighty years.

They began with Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, films in which beautiful women lie in comas until Prince Charming rescues them.

In the 1990s, princesses began to rescue themselves. Mulan is arguably the queerest Disney movie to date – it is a genderbending tale of a woman who dresses up as a man in order to fight in the army and protect her father. The movie raises questions such as,

What is a man and what does it mean to be masculine? If being a ‘man’ is just a set of actions and attitudes, then can’t anyone perform manhood?”

In 2012, Disney released Brave, the tale of a girl who rejects both heteronormativity and traditional gender roles. In 2013, thousands of Frozen fans demanded that the protagonist Elsa be depicted as queer (#GiveElsaAGirlfriend).

Brave’s and Frozen’s plots touched on questions of male suitors, but Disney’s 2016 Moana, unlike previous Disney movies, does not address relationships at all. Moana’s role as chief is tied in no way to a marriage or to gender roles. She never even mentions a suitor. This is groundbreaking.

The directors of Moana, John Musker and Ron Clements, have made further history by declaring that “the possibilities are pretty open at this point” for a queer Disney princess.

Musker told the Huffington Post that he and Clements “have never really had restrictions placed on what we’ve done,” which allowed them to create Tiana, a film about a black princess.

According to Musker, creating a lesbian or gay princess merely requires a director passionate about the project – as long as Disney’s Chief Creative Officer gets on board, the film could start production immediately.

Just because a princess is LGBT doesn’t mean that her storyline has to revolve around romance, of course. Being queer is just one facet of a person’s identity. The point of a queer princess is for LGBT children to have role models to signify that everything is going to be okay.

No official movie starring an LGBT princess has been announced yet, but Frozen fans believe that Frozen 2 may finally come through.

Moana Is Disney’s New Badass Feminist Protagonist Of Color

The newest Disney princess isn’t a princess. She’s a warrior.

“We saw this as a hero’s journey, a coming-of-age story, in a different tradition than the princess stories. I don’t know if any of the other princesses we’ve been involved with we’d describe as badass,” say Ron Clements and John Musker, directors of Moana.

So who is this badass heroine? Moana is a sixteen-year-old Polynesian warrior living in the Pacific Islands about one thousand years ago. For millennia, Pacific Islanders were the best navigators in the world – until 2,000 years ago, when all Pacific navigation abruptly stopped. One thousand years later, the navigation started again, and historians are still scratching their heads as to why. Moana‘s directors believe that a teenage girl was the answer.

Disney’s newest animated film follows Moana, her flustered pet chicken and a self-aggrandizing demigod named Maui as they traverse the Pacific Ocean in order to free Moana’s people.

What makes this heroine so different from Disney’s long register of princesses? First, this movie has no romantic subplot. Moana is focused on her goal, and does not need a heterosexual relationship in order to find fulfillment.

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Secondly, if you put Moana beside a princess such as Ariel or Tiana, you’ll notice a stark difference: Unlike the unnaturally thin and waifish bodies of most Disney princesses, Moana’s body is muscular. She looks like a girl who fights monsters, not a girl who sits swooning in a tower. This is a welcome change.

What does this mean for queer women? Well, it’s about time Disney told stories about different types of womanhood. Moana proves that women can be strong, that they don’t have to revolve their lives around men, and that they can be non-heterosexual (the lack of romance in Moana doesn’t mean that she’s asexual or queer, but one can hope).

Is Moana overtly queer? No. Will Disney ever have an overly queer female protagonist? Fingers crossed. Is this movie a major achievement for women who don’t identify with stereotypical femininity and traditional gender roles? Most definitely.

Should you and your girlfriend see Moana when it comes out in theatres on November 23? One hundred percent yes.

Couple’s Epic Engagement Photos Prove Two Princesses Are Better Than One

This summer, Yalonda and Kayla Solseng wanted an unforgettable photo shoot to capture their love, and they have delivered – their own storybook romance in an epic princess-themed engagement shoot.

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Kayla dressed up as Belle from Beauty and the Beast, while Yalonda dressed up as Cinderella.

The couple – who also got married this month – met two years ago, one the website Plenty Of Fish, and soon connected over their obsession with the TV show Once Upon A Time 

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Talking Huffington Post, Kayla explained

That show rewrites fairytales and this was our modern-day fairytale,”

After dating for nine months, Yalonda proposed to Kayla while studying abroad in England. Kayla came to visit around the holidays and the pair planned a trip to Switzerland. After a day on the slopes, they came back to their hotel where Yalonda surprised Kayla with a fairytale book she had written and illustrated based on the couple’s own love story.

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Earlier this month, Kayla and Yalonda made it all official when they tied the knot at Romantic Moon Events Center ― the same venue where they had taken their engagement photos.

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Yalonda adds

Gay marriage has been legalized in the U.S. for over a year and we hardly have gay or lesbian characters in children’s movies ― let alone them being main characters. Kids want to be the characters they grow up with but when none of the characters represent you, then you feel alone. I want our photos to be shown to kids and families as a way of saying it’s okay to be who you are. It’s okay to be with the person you love.”


Image source SUN AND MOON PHOTOGRAPHY

This Incredible Mashup Artist Helps These Disney Princesses Find The Perfect Girlfriend

Ah the Disney Universe. In recent months, Elsa from Frozen has been the object of a social media campaign to give the ice princess a girlfriend.

The #GiveElsaAGirlfriend movement has gained enough momentum to get the approval of Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa herself:

I think it’s great, Disney’s just gotta contend with that. I’ll let them figure that out.”

And Pixar might also have teased a same-sex couple in the upcoming Finding Dory.

But for now, fan artist extraordinaire, Isaiah Stephens has given 12 select Disney Princesses their perfect same-sex match.

All of them are delightful and will make for a perfect happily-ever-after.


Elsa And Tiana

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Snow White And Anna

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Megara And Belle

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Aurora And Cinderella

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Ariel And Jasmine

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Mulan And Pocahontas

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Idina Menzel Voices Support For #GiveElsaAGirlfriend

Earlier this month, fans of Frozen launched a twitter campaign using the hashtag “#GiveElsaAGirlfriend”, urging Disney bosses to give the film’s snow queen a female love interest.

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The campaign has now received the endorsement from Elsa herself, as Idina Menzel told Entertainment Tonight at the Billboard Music Awards that she would be open to her animated alter ego finding love with a woman onscreen.

I think it’s great. Disney’s just gotta contend with that. I’ll let them figure that out. No matter what, Elsa changed my life.”

The actress helped Frozen win one of two Academy Awards in 2014, when her hit track Let It Go won the Best Original Song trophy.

The movie also won for Best Animated Feature.

Idina will be back to voice Queen Elsa in Frozen 2, which will also feature the return of Kristen Bell as Princess Anna, and Josh Gad as snowman Olaf.

Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, who penned the script for the 2013 hit, are also back on board to helm the follow-up.

Daily Juice: People Campaign To Make Elsa The First Lesbian Princess In Disney’s History

Disney’s animated hit Frozen has been widely praised as being one of the studio’s most LGBT-friendly productions yet; Jonathan Groff is Disney Animation’s first openly gay actor to play the protagonist’s love interest, and Oaken is arguably the studio’s most visible LGBT character, thanks to a brief shot in the film of what appears to be his husband and children.

And now Twitter users are hoping the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend will encourage the studio to provide better LGBT representation in its animation.

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Amandla Stenberg says they’d prefer to use they/them pronouns and explains why on their Tumblr.

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Two television shows have added to the lesbian death trope last week, with two queer-identified female characters being killed, by gunshots no less.

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Lesbian writers are heading to the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Kristen Stewart graces the cover of the French Marie Claire this month, and inside, she talks about being mistaken for a boy when she was younger, and how she feels about having short hair. 

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She was also asked ‘what is worse in your opinion, in Hollywood: Being a woman, being black or being gay?’, her response…

I don’t have much experience with these subjects; I don’t have much to say.”

And according to FOX, Tennessee’s anti-LGBT law could spell the end of ‘Nashville’.

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Daily Juice: Karma Explains That Kiss, Disney Accused Of ‘Declaring War’ On Religion, & Kristen Stewart Heading to Cannes

All the latest celebrity and lesbian news, gossip, photos and videos.


You heard right, a Christian group has accused Disney of declaring war on religion after the company threatened to boycott the state of Georgia if a bill restricting the rights of LGBT people was signed into law.

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Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg’s new movie Café Society, directed by Woody Allen, is set to open Cannes Film Festival this year. Stewart and Eisenberg play two 1930’s Hollywood aspirers who fall in love. Steve Carell, Blake Lively and Parkey Posey also star, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Stewart, in an interview last year, said she was “exceptionally nervous” during her audition for the film. (ah, bless)

He [Woody] wasn’t in the room, but I did audition for it,” she said. “I wanted to take that tape with me. I walked out of that room and I was like, ‘Uhhh.'”

Award-winning, media mogul Queen Latifah is continuing to add more pieces to her growing entertainment portfolio by launching a new TV series. ‘The Best Place To Be’ will be travel show that will air on the Travel Channel.

Malina-Gulino has written a great piece for the Columbia Spectator ‘Last Call: Columbia’s Queer Women and the End of the Lesbian Bar Era’

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Park Cannon – a queer black millennial – is planning to shake up Georgia politics.

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Sweden is flying a flag for LGBT rights with new stamp.

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In Faking it news we finally find out the truth comes out about why Karma kissed Amy (And boy, does the truth hurt).

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After warring it out in the halls of Hester High, Amy and Karma were forced to confront their elephant-sized friendship demons. However, ladies let their pain flags fly — hurling statements of who hurt who more (and who kissed who), which culminated in the truth about that smooch.

Karma humbly says,

Maybe I kissed you in the pool because maybe a small part of me does want you to be in love with me. Because it feels good. I know, it’s so selfish. I don’t want to keep hurting you, Amy. But I don’t know how to be your friend without hurting you.”

Ouch

And finally loads of your straight friends have had gay sex, just FYI


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Rowan Blanchard Discusses The Negative Responses She Received For Coming Out

At the beginning of the year, the Disney Channel star Rowan Blanchard opened up about her sexuality on social media, saying she identified as “queer.”

In my life—only ever liked boys. However I personally don’t wanna label myself as straight, gay or whateva so I am not gonna give myself labels to stick with—just existing;)”

In a new interview with Wonderland magazine, she explained that she received several false comments about her tweets, while other responses were borderline homophobic.

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I’m okay with it now, but I still realize that I was allowing people to comment on something that’s very personal. The first day I tweeted about it, it was definitely scary to see people commenting about things that literally have nothing to do with them.”

But many responses were positive. After her first remarks about her sexuality, some called her inspiring and a role model for her generation.A fan also tweeted, “BisexualRileyMatthews2k16,” citing the name of her character.

It’s vvv important to me, being queer, that there is representation on our show/ Being queer to me just means not putting a label on sexuality- just existing.”

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Rowan has more than 360,000 followers on Twitter and more than 3.6 million on Instagram. She told Wonderland that her mother started posting on her behalf when she was about 9 and then she began to share posts herself at age 12.

The downside to social media is it’s another place for girls to be made fun of and another way for girls to be degraded,” she told Wonderland. “The upside is that it’s also a way for girls—especially girls of color, for example to speak out and to take back some control.”

Disney Teen Star Calls For Greater LGBTQ Representation, As She Opens Up About Her Own Sexuality

14-year-old Disney actress, Rowan Blanchard has opened up about her sexuality, and how she doesn’t want to label herself.

Blanchard, who plays lead character Riley Matthews on the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World (the sequel to sitcom Boy Meets World), took to Twitter over the weekend — and on the heels of penning the first-person piece “Sorry, Not Sorry: How I Quit Apologizing for Existing” for Rookie Magazine — the 14-year-old explained in a series of tweets how though she has “only ever liked boys,” she didn’t want to label herself as “straight gay whateva.”

The actress responded:

Would really be here for this! If not Riley- it’s vvv important to me, being queer, that there is representation on our show. & being queer to me just means not putting a label on sexuality- just existing.”

After casually dropping that titbit into conversation, Blanchard was surprised by the reaction from fans.

Responding to claims that her sexuality was “obvious”, she hit back: “literally what the hell u don’t ‘know’ someone’s sexuality”.

She subsequently wrote:

In my life – only ever liked boys. However I personally don’t wanna label myself as straight, gay or whateva so I am not gonna give myself labels to stick with—just existing;)

[I’m] open to liking any gender in future is why I identify as queer.”

Former Disney star Miley Cyrus (who played Hannah Montana) was been championing the movement to resist labelling sexuality and gender identity.

Cyrus explained the difference for her between dating men and women:

That made me feel [dating a man] like I had to be a femme-bot, which I’m not. And then when I was with a girl, I felt like, ‘Oh sh-t, she’s going to need someone to protect her, so I’m going to need to have this macho energy.’ And that didn’t feel right either.”

Girl Meets World in its first two seasons has tackled weighty topics such as gender equality and Asperger’s syndrome.

How to Get the Girl, According to Disney

Let me start by saying, I love Disney movies. As a kid, I was particularly enamored with Princess Jasmine (from Aladdin) and she was probably my first “celebrity crush”, if it can count as such. I’m sure you had one as a child, too. Disney movies lay the foundation for most of our childhoods and this translates into what an ideal relationship in the future will be like.

Of course, the relationships of a fairy tale movie aren’t really “genuine”; you’re probably not going to fall in love with the prince and live happily ever after. Even with the gender-swapped reimagining that has been done over the last few years, we understand that fantasy is just fantasy.

But what if it wasn’t?

Here is our rundown of how you’d get the girl if you were only following Disney’s relationship advice:


Introduce her to your family (Tarzan)

In Tarzan, Jane has very little romantic interest in Tarzan until he brings her to meet his crazy (gorilla) family. In the real world, we often wait to introduce our ladies to our family until after they’ve decided they like us – and sometimes, if we’re not out, not even then!

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Lock her up and buy her gifts (Beauty and the Beast)

Beauty and the Beast is one of the most romantic Disney movies that exists – but it’s almost like a child’s version of a Criminal Minds episode. Sure, she loves him in the end and that helps to transform him into a handsome prince – but what did he really do to earn her love in the beginning? All the real work was done by everyone else!

Forget who she is after an incredible night together (Cinderella)

Something that has always puzzled me is how can someone (ahem, Prince Charming) claim to love someone but not have any idea who they are – and have to “check” every girl in the kingdom to find his “true love”? I think he just had a foot fetish and wanted to get it out of his system before settling down and marrying her.

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Lie, trick, and steal (Aladdin)

Okay, as I previously mentioned, Princess Jasmine was my favorite. But even though the lies Aladdin told to win her over were things that shouldn’t have mattered anyway, why did he lie in the first place? If you intend to love someone, you should be starting with a foundation of honesty – which he didn’t. (P.S. Princess Jasmine, you’re still welcome to come cuddle with me, any time.)

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Almost marry her arch-nemesis (The Little Mermaid)

This almost goes hand-in-hand with the Cinderella thing. In The Little Mermaid, Prince Eric forgets almost everything about Ariel. He’s not in love with her, he’s in love with her voice. Therefore, when she doesn’t have that voice anymore, he almost screws the whole thing up and gets with her mortal enemy! Call me crazy, but this is why “love at first sight” isn’t a realistic expectation.

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Run away from home and neglect your responsibilities (The Lion King)

When things get difficult, it’s in our human nature to want to run away. Most of us don’t actually do this, because we know it’s wrong – but Simba did it in the Lion King, and when Nala finds him again, she’s suddenly in love with him, despite knowing that he’s been playing hooky for the past few years. In my own life, I don’t find a lack of priorities sexy – in fact, I’m probably not going to be with someone who doesn’t do what they need to do.

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Lets discover – The Holy Grail of Questions – Which Disney Princess Are You?


 

 

Quiz | Holy Grail of Questions – Which Disney Princess Are You?

KitschMixers, as queer women you’ve been asked some very important questions in the past – Who’s the “man” in this relationship? How do lesbians have sex?  How do you know you’re a lesbian? Do wanna have a threesome? What do you have against dick?

But never have you been asked this  the ultimate and holy grail of questions: which Disney Princess are you?

More: Coming Out The Disney Way

Your life will never be the same after this moment. And no, we’re not exaggerating, but yes, you’re welcome.

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So how do invison your favourite Disney Character coming out? Of course, in a totally fabulous way – Right?!

At KitschMix we love Disney, and we love Bria And Chrissy, especially when they taking it to the max in their videos. Watch this fantastic video – ‘How Disney Characters Would Come Out’.

More: 7 Disney Characters That Have the Potentially to be Lesbians

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Ever Wondered What ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Would Be Like If It Was Animated By Disney?

So, have you ever wondered what Orange Is The New Black would have been like if Disney animated it?

Why of course we have. Especially now after we’ve binged watched season two 6 times already, and we start the long wait for season three.

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MORE: Get the scoop on Season three of OITNB’s

Take a look at this awesome OITNB vs Disney mash-ups, where Ariel totally hold court over the kitchen.

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A Gay Version of “Let It Snow” from Frozen

 

Finally, a gay version of “Let It Snow” from Disney’s Frozen – “Let It Go”. The video comes from YouTube singing duo and couple Bria and Chrissy. The couple play with original music, and make videos that inspire.

“It’s about being proud to be gay. We want as many people and gay youth to see this as possible. So we are asking you to share this video and to ask your friends to share it as well. Please help us spread the love.”

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