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Disney Channel to Introduce Its First Openly Gay Character on the Network

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A significant step!

LGBTQ rights have come a long way within the past decade. Same sex marriage was legalized in the United States, and more and more media outlets have begun to represent the LGBTQ population.

That said, there are still some serious biases that the media holds in regards to LGBTQ representation. Not all outlets are willing to budge, or even comment on, the LGBTQ issues. Most people likely assumed that Disney might be one of the last media moguls to incorporate an LGBTQ character on one of their productions, but now they’ve proved everyone wrong!

Disney has just announced that one of their original Disney Channel shows will soon be featuring the network’s first openly gay character. Needless to say, many members of the progressive community are seeing this as a huge victory.

Mickey in Disney Parade

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