I have grown up watching Disney, and there were never shows or movies showing same sex relationships. Recently, this has started to change. Disney has aired its first coming out scene on the show Andi Mack. I personally think this was a great idea because the people who kids see on TV are the people they start to look up to. People need to see realistic representation of all different groups. This is when you see people on tv who you can relate to, or people who are like you. You also can't just ignore the fact there are people who have feelings for the same gender. Kids should know that this is okay!
Disney wants to celebrate differences and the things that make us unique. Disney has had LGBTQ+ characters before, but never a coming out scene. One was on an episode of the show Good Luck Charlie which featured a lesbian couple, another was Disney XD's Star vs. the Forces of Evil which had a same sex kiss, and in the new Beauty and the Beast, LeFou was gay. Overall, this was a great step to show diversity in our community, especially children's shows.
Story by Maya Fuchs