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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.

The Real Reason We Want To Turn Everyone Else Gay

Have you heard about #StopGayingAllTheThings yet?

I hadn’t, until a few days ago. Basically, this hashtag seeks to trend “fighting back” against the “LGBTQAAIP gaystapo”. Because, of course, we as the LGBT+ community, have the potential to majorly change things in our favor.

Like every member of the LGBT+ community is working to change things.

Like we’re trying to overthrow the cishetero patriarchy.

(Ok, so some of us are working really hard at that, and others are kinda just hoping it happens within their lifetime. Whatever.)

I’ll admit that I’m the prime candidate for queerbaiting. As a woman who couldn’t look gay even if I was dressed in nothing but a rainbow sports bra and flannel boxer shorts, I’m always secretly hoping that every might be gay character is totally gay.

I used to make gaydar bets with myself about which of my friends and classmates were closeted. Maybe I still do this occasionally with celebrities. Do I wish that more queer characters were shown on television? Absofreakinglutely.

It’s not really about turning everything gay, though – but this is a numbers game. The chances of producers listening to us are pretty slim, so we’ve got to cast a wide net and hope we catch something.

If we had 100 hashtags about characters we wanted to see gay, we might be lucky if we got one result. We’re not expecting a miracle – we’re just hoping for a little more representation. We’re not expecting a revolution – we’re just hoping for a chance.

Some might say, well, turning a Disney princess into a lesbian isn’t going to fix anything. The LGBT+ community will still face bigger hardships than seeing a queer character on TV. These are both entirely true statements – but we must take our battles one step at a time.

Queer characters on television are some of the easiest battles to win, because the producers understand that the queer viewership is a vital demographic. They need queer viewers, so eventually, they’ll probably give in to a queer character.

We don’t just want more queer characters… We need more queer characters. We need characters with homophobic families, characters with accepting families, and even characters with no family. Each of these archetypes has its own target demographic, and each one represents some kid who’s having a hard time being comfortable in her own skin.

Each one represents a teenage boy who isn’t like all the stereotypes, and just wants to see himself reflected in the show. Each one represents one kid who thought they needed to take their life to finally find peace. Each one is important, and each one needs to be shown as they really are.

Is it about turning everyone gay? No, I don’t really think so. I don’t think there are too many of us who actually seek to “convert” the straight people. I don’t think there are too many of us out there who set out to change who someone really is, and I don’t think there are too many of us who think that you can change who you really are.

Sure, maybe you can rewrite your habits and reprogram your thoughts, but can you ever really change?

I think maybe we’re just ready to have a voice. This is the age where everyone’s opinion is heard, no matter what their station in life. Some people even find a way to make their opinions heard even louder, through their popularity. But everyone’s opinion is heard, and maybe it’s time the queer community was included in that.

So maybe a hashtag isn’t going to change the world – whether it seeks to make it “us vs. them” or “we and ours”. So maybe there are bigger issues at hand. But does that mean we should stop fighting for media representation?

I don’t think we should.

If we’re searching for a voice, we have to first create one.

We can’t be heard if we don’t speak up.

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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Holly Cr*p, Frozen Will Turn Your Daughter’s Gay (Well According To One Right Wing Radio Host)

According to Pastor Kevin Swanson – a conservative radio talk show host – Disney destroying America. Really?

If I was the Devil what would I do to really foul up an entire social system and do something really, really, really evil to 5- and 6- and 7-year-olds in Christian families around America?… I would buy Disney.”

Ok, so how is Disney causing so much damage? Well, according to Swanson, Disney is “one of the most pro-homosexual organizations in the country.”

At the top of his list of overwhelming evidence is the movie Frozen.

Apparently, the animated film contains hidden messaging that indoctrinates little girls into becoming lesbians.

While he didn’t give specifics, he did talk at length about how terrible it is that parents took their kids to see a movie without knowing they would turn into Evil Gays afterward.

I wonder if people are thinking: ‘You know I think this cute little movie is going to indoctrinate my 5-year-old to be a lesbian or treat homosexuality or bestiality in a light sort of way.’ I wonder if the average parent going to see Frozen is thinking that way.

I wonder if they are just walking in and saying, “Yeah, let’s get my five-year-old and seven-year-old indoctrinated early.” You know they’re not, I think for the most part they’re oblivious. Maybe they do pick up on pieces of it but they just don’t get up and walk out.”

Next week Swanson will be hosting a National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa, where three (yes three) presidential candidates will be speaking: Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, and Mike Huckabee. Hurrah!

Coming Out The Disney Way

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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7 Disney Characters That Have the Potential to be Lesbians

What is it about Disney movies that we love… Is it the message of being yourself? That the underdog that ends up on top? The idea good will triumph over evil? Or that there will always be a happy ending? For me its all of the above… Yet, while Disney movies funny loving entertainment, there has never been an OUT and proud lesbian, gay, bi or trans character in an animated movie.

However, this doesn’t mean there isn’t some closeted folks in the mix. Characters that Disney could have intended to be gay, or use gay stereotypes. So let’s take a look back and see exactly who are the most ambiguously ‘lesbian’ Disney characters… So here are 7 characters we believe have the potentially to be Lesbians.

DISCLAIMER: This is all up for interpretation and in no way should be seen as a factual representation of what the filmmakers intended.


 Disney-Lesbians-011. Terkina from Tarzan

Played by out lesbian Rosie O’Donnell, Terk was a girl which nobody had an idea was a girl when Tarzan was released in 1999.
In the film, Terk is a tomboy who hates dressing like a lady and has no interest in other males.

 

 


Disney-Lesbians-022. Elsa from Frozen

On the gay spectrum Frozen hits it big time for lesbian-reference. With her ice powers, Elsa is different from other people. Her difference is an occasion of fear and secrecy. Misguidedly, her parents teach her to “conceal it, don’t feel it.” This repression of her true nature leads to isolation, anxiety and finally a meltdown at Elsa’s coronation, at which she inadvertently ‘outs’ herself. Regarded with fear and revulsion by others, Elsa defies the society that has rejected her, and celebrating her acceptance of her true identity in the power ballad “Let it Go”. Also something to note, Elsa at no time shares her sister Anna’s romantic longings, nor does she show any interest in a male suitor or in being courted.


Disney-Lesbians-033. Miranda Wright from Bonkers

Miranda has a lot of strikes in the possible lady-lover category. Female cop. Serious lack of interest in traditional love life. Hangs out with insanely dramatic, possibly gay couple (Bonkers and Fallapart). Really, if it weren’t for the fact that she wears her hair long and uses a bra instead of an ace bandage, I’d say she here gayness was a cert.

 


Disney-Lesbians-044. Merida from Brave

After Brave premiered there was a huge furore over the idea the next Disney princess was a lesbian. They reasoned the only way a 14-year-old archer have no interest in getting married to suitors she had never met unless she was gay? While this was quickly disregarded as soon as they actually watched the movie, Merida still has a large gay and feminist following.

 


Disney-Lesbians-055. Nakoma from Pocahontas

I always thought Pocahontas and Nakoma were lesbians and had to keep it a secret due to Pocahontas’ betrothment to to Kocoum.
Nakoma is best friends with Pocahontas, and the two girls have been friends for a long time. Nakoma’s personality is a foil to that of her best friend. While Pocahontas is more free-spirited and mischievous, Nakoma usually tries to be more serious and responsible. She sometimes tries to act as the voice of reason to Pocahontas. However, her warnings often go unheeded, especially when she tries to stop Pocahontas from going to find John Smith.


Disney-Lesbians-076. Rebecca Cunningham from TaleSpin

TaleSpin was a spin-off to The Jungle Book‘s Baloo. It was also a cheesy attempt to create a safe “bad boy” character in the form of Kit Cloudkicker. While some claim Rebecca and Baloo have a love/hate thing going on, it’s clear that overall she is disgusted and annoyed by him, therefore opts to stay out of a romance.

 

 


Disney-Lesbians-067. Gadget Hackwrench from Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers

Gadget was the brains, and the beauty in Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, yet she had a careless disregard for her femininity. She hung out with the cool guys, whose advances she more or less ignored over-and-over again, while solving crimes, fixing engines, and inventing awesome flying machines. Gadget is pretty much the lesbian backbone thats holds the group together.

 


Tinker Belles and Evil Queens: The Walt Disney Company from the Inside Out

From its Magic Kingdom theme parks to its udderless cows, the Walt Disney Company has successfully maintained itself as the brand name of conservative American family values. But the Walt Disney Company has also had a long and complex relationship to the gay and lesbian community that is only now becoming visible. In Tinker Belles and Evil Queens, Sean Griffin traces the evolution of this interaction between the company and gay communities, from the 1930s use of Mickey Mouse as a code phrase for gay to the 1990s “Gay Nights” at the Magic Kingdom. Armed with first-person accounts from Disney audiences, Griffin demonstrates how Disney animation, live-action films, television series, theme parks, and merchandise provide varied motifs and characteristics that readily lend themselves to use by gay culture… find out more


 

 

 

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.”

Bria and Chrissy