Make the first LGBTQ+ Lead in a Disney Movie

Make the first LGBTQ+ Lead in a Disney Movie

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Shannon Aitken started this petition to The Walt Disney Company and

LGBTQ+ People aren't shown enough in media. If we really want to make a difference, we have to expose young people to the LGBTQ+ community or else theres going to be yet another generation of people fighting against, and not for the LGBTQ+ community. It could also help younger people come to terms with their gender, sexuality, etc. And maybe even have to confidence to come out to close friends and family, who would be more likely to support it if they know more about the community, or is shown in a good light like a Disney movie would do. It may even help decrease the number of suicides, self-harm, depression, anxiety, and more in LGBTQ+ youth. I have looked across many sites, to find no petitions pro LGBTQ Disney movies, but only against (except for of course the Elsa petition). This just shows that we have to educate people so the new generation doesn't have unfair biases against the LGBTQ community. I know that Disney can put LGBTQ+ people in their movies, because they already have many in their TV shows. Thankfully, there are Obviously, I have no real "proof" that this would help, but with a more accepting and understanding generation, an LGBTQ+ Disney character could help people be exposed to the LGBTQ+ community, and show representation in the media. LGBTQ+ people aren't shown enough in media.

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