What Disney shows have LGBTQ characters?

Answered by Antonio Sutton

As a fan of Disney and Marvel, I have noticed a growing representation of LGBTQ characters in recent years. It’s encouraging to see these beloved franchises embracing diversity and inclusivity. Here are some notable examples:

1. “Andi Mack”: This groundbreaking Disney Channel series made history by featuring the first gay main character on the network. Cyrus Goodman, played by Joshua Rush, comes out as gay during the show’s second season, highlighting the importance of acceptance and self-discovery.

2. “Thor” and “Avengers” films: Tessa Thompson portrays Valkyrie, a bisexual character, in both “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Endgame.” While her sexuality is not explicitly addressed in the films, Thompson confirmed Valkyrie’s bisexuality, adding more depth to her character.

3. “Loki” series: The Disney+ series “Loki” introduces a gender-fluid character named Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston. In the show, Loki’s ability to shape-shift and change their appearance allows for exploration of different gender expressions.

4. “The Owl House”: This animated series on Disney Channel features a diverse cast of characters, including LGBTQ representation. The character Amity Blight, voiced by Mae Whitman, develops a romantic interest in the show’s protagonist, Luz Noceda.

5. “Out”: This Pixar animated short film, released on Disney+, tells the heartfelt story of a young man named Greg who struggles to come out as gay to his parents. It beautifully captures the emotions and challenges faced by LGBTQ individuals during their coming out journeys.

6. “Raya and the Last Dragon”: While not explicitly LGBTQ representation, this animated film has been praised for its diverse and inclusive cast. It features strong female characters and celebrates different cultures, fostering a sense of acceptance and unity.

It’s important to note that the inclusion of LGBTQ characters in Disney and Marvel productions is a step towards better representation, but there is still room for improvement. By showcasing diverse identities and experiences, these shows and films contribute to a more inclusive and accepting world for all audiences.