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Celebrating LGBTQ+ Presence in Disney Films

by | Apr 12, 2022

Are you curious about the LGBTQ+ representation in Disney movies? From iconic characters to recent additions, let’s explore how Disney has integrated queer identities into their storytelling. Whether you’re a Disney fan or passionate about LGBTQ+ inclusion in media, this article dives into the significant characters and their impact on audiences.

The castle at Disneyland.

Artie, Cruella

In Disney’s “Cruella,” Artie, portrayed by gay actor John McCrea, adds depth to the story as Cruella’s confidante. His inclusion marks a significant step forward in LGBTQ+ representation within the Disney universe.

Phastos, Eternals

Marvel’s “Eternals” introduces Phastos, played by Brian Tyree Henry, as a gay superhero with a loving husband and son. Director Chloé Zhao’s portrayal of Phastos normalizes LGBTQ+ relationships in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

McGregor, Jungle Cruise

Jack Whitehall’s character, McGregor, in “Jungle Cruise” comes out in a touching portrayal that emphasizes the importance of family, showcasing Disney’s commitment to diverse storytelling.

LeFou, Beauty and The Beast

Josh Gad’s portrayal of LeFou in “Beauty and The Beast” hinted at LGBTQ+ representation, albeit briefly. With a potential Gaston spinoff in the works, fans anticipate deeper exploration of LeFou’s character.

Larma D’Acy and Wrobie Tyce, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” features a subtle LGBTQ+ moment with Larma D’Acy and Wrobie Tyce, highlighting the need for more inclusive storytelling within the franchise.

Officer Spector, Onward

Lena Waithe’s portrayal of Officer Spector in “Onward” briefly mentions her wife, showcasing Disney’s efforts to include LGBTQ+ characters in their narratives.

Embracing Diversity in Disney

Disney’s commitment to LGBTQ+ representation reflects a broader societal shift towards inclusivity in media. By featuring diverse characters and storylines, Disney sets a precedent for inclusive storytelling in mainstream entertainment.

The Road Ahead

While Disney has made strides in LGBTQ+ representation, there’s still room for improvement. Audiences hope to see more nuanced portrayals and prominent LGBTQ+ characters in future Disney productions.

What LGBTQ Disney Characters Mean to the LGBTQ Community

As Disney continues to evolve, so does its approach to LGBTQ+ representation. By highlighting diverse voices and experiences, Disney enriches its storytelling and fosters a more inclusive entertainment landscape.

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Brian Webb

Brian Webb


Brian Webb is the founder and editor-in-chief of HomoCulture, a celebrated content creator, and winner of the prestigious Mr. Gay Canada – People’s Choice award.An avid traveler, Brian attends Pride events, festivals, street fairs, and LGBTQ friendly destinations through the HomoCulture Tour. He has developed a passion for discovering and sharing authentic lived experiences, educating about the LGBTQ community, and using both his photography and storytelling to produce inspiring content.Originally from the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Brian now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. His personal interests include travel, photography, physical fitness, mixology, drag shows.

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