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New Disney Text to Speech Voices on TikTok Won’t Say Gay, Lesbian or Queer

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Disney fans were delighted when text-to-speech character voices were introduced to TikTok, until they noticed some strange restrictions on LGBT+ terms. The text-to-speech voices, including characters Rocket Racoon (Guardians of the Galaxy), C-3PO (Star Wars) and Stitch (friend of Lilo), were added to TikTok on Disney Plus Day on Friday (12 November). But TikTok users soon noticed that, unlike all other voices on the app, the Disney characters refused to say the words “queer”, “lesbian” and “gay”. If included in the text, the characters will just skip the word, for example when one TikTok user made various voices say “gay … Read more

MOVIES: Eternals Banned in Three Countries Over Queer Content


Marvel’s Eternals will reportedly skip cinemas in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait or Qatar because it features LGBT+ characters. The film, which was slated for release in the region for 11 November, has been quietly pulled from websites advertising it across the Middle East. It is still listed as coming soon in the United Arab Emirates. One regional cinema chain told The Hollywood Reporter that Eternalshad been “banned” – yet, no explanation was given to them. Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Eternals was put on the chop by local censors, who wanted edits that Disney, which owns the Marvel franchise, reportedly refused to make. Full Story … Read more

Disney Theme Parks Drop “Boys and Girls” language to Make All Kids Feel Welcomed

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Disneyland and Disney World have dropped a gendered “boys and girls” greeting as “part of a broader effort” to promote gender inclusivity. Fireworks shows at Disneyland and Disney World in Florida formerly began with: “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, dreamers of all ages.” But the new announcement drops the gendered terms and instead simply welcomes “dreamers of all ages”. Visitors were first greeted by the new inclusive message on Thursday (1 July) when the fireworks show was tested at Walt Disney World in Florida, according to the Orange County Register. Disneyland and Disney World fireworks displays had … Read more

Newest Disney Princess is a Lesbian, Actress Says

Raya and the Dragon

Raya, from Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, is a lesbian – according to actress Kelly Marie Tran, at least. Tran plays the latest Disney princess Raya in the movie Raya and the Last Dragon. She admitted in an interview with Vanity Fair that, when she was recording her role for the animated film, she decided there were feelings between Raya and her longtime enemy Namaari. Even though their relationship isn’t official, Tran said she believed Raya had more than platonic feelings towards Namaari, who is voiced by Gemma Chan. She told Vanity Fair she is “obsessed with Namaari” and … Read more

TV: New Disney Documentary Celebrates Queer Genius Behind Iconic Moments

Howard Ashman

Disney has seen baby steps of progress when it comes to LGBT+ representation over the past few years, with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker featuring a minor same-sex kiss, and Pixar film Onward and Marvel film Avengers: Endgame both briefly alluding to same-sex relationships. Disney Channel shows have also explored LGBT+ themes for the first time in recent years – ending a decades-long informal ban on gay content. This year, CEO Bob Chapek insisted that Disney was committed to improving its queer representation, saying: “At Disney we strongly believe we should reflect in our creative content the diversity that … Read more

New Disney CEO Doubles Down on Inclusion

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An anti-LGBTQ activist got shut down at Disney’s annual shareholder meeting by none other than the company’s new CEO himself. Caroline Farrow, who was representing the British conservative advocacy group CitizenGo, came to the March 11 event to pressure the entertainment giant over its promotion of “LGBT ideology” in its films and television programming. It was the first shareholder meeting to be presided over by Bob Chapek, a 27-year Disney veteran who replaced former company CEO Bob Iger at the end of February. Farrow is an outspoken anti-LGBTQ propogandist who has described rainbow lanyards as a “hostile political symbol,” written … Read more

TV: “Loki” to Introduce Trans Superhero

Loki – the upcoming Disney+ Marvel series – is set to introduce the transgender superhero Sera. A month after Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige backtracked on a pledge to introduce trans characters to the big screen, it appears he will instead be bringing trans representation to the streaming end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Loki – one of a number of MCU shows in development at Disney+ – will reportedly introduce Sera, often referred to as Marvel Comics’ first trans superhero. Full Story From Pink News

Disney’s First Out LGBT Character Never Says He’s Gay –

According to an exclusive on TMZ a test screening of the film Jungle Cruise that took place last week    avoids using the word “gay” when Jack Whitehall’s character, McGregor, comes out to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. “We’re told, at one point, McGregor has a heart-to-heart with The Rock’s lead character, Frank, about dating history … and McGregor makes it very clear he isn’t into ladies. Keep in mind, this flick isn’t set in modern times.” Disney already facing backlash about casting Whitehall (who is straight) as opposed to an LGBT actor will certainly be pilloried.  TMZ said, “We’re told the scene was well-received by the audience, but … Read more

FILM: Mulan Bisexual Icon Removed from Live Action Version of Film

Li Shang

Bisexual icon Li Shang has seemingly been removed from Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan – and fans are outraged. Shang won over bi fans everywhere in the original 1998 film, with many adoring Disney’s apparently unintentional creation of a character who is clearly attracted to both Mulan and her male alter-ego, Ping.  As one person has put it, “shang is giving mulan the exact same look even when he thought she was a man THIS BISEXUAL TEA”. But according to a casting call unearthed by Twitter account nerdyasians, Disney has engaged in literal bi-erasure, eliminating the subject of so many … Read more

FILM: A Girlfriend for Elsa?

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For a long time Frozen fans have been shipping a potential lesbian romance for lead character Elsa. The #GiveElsaAGirlfriend went viral in 2016 as fans all over the world called on Disney to pair the princess up with a female love interest in the movie’s sequel. Petitions to Disney to make Elsa gay got thousands of signatures. But now fans are in a frenzy after Frozen co-director Jennifer Lee’s recent comments. She said the film’s creative team was ‘conscientious’ of the conversations happening around Elsa’s sexuality. ‘I love everything people are saying [and] people are thinking about with our film … Read more