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Disney insider Andreas Deja, a veteran animator who happens to be gay, said Disney is open to the idea of making a family movie featuring gay characters. Last year the studio appointed Hollywood’s first openly gay studio chief, Rich Ross. Deja has worked on Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King.
Toy Story 3 has won great reviews and major box office success. But some reviewers see the film from a different angle - a very negative angle - that may affect our children's view of homosexuality and what it feels like for a girl in this world. An "overly emotional" Barbie and "fashionista" Ken seem to be starting all the trouble!
Recent findings - published in the latest issue of Gender & Society - confirm what we've been considering. Disney can be a breeding ground for heterosexuality.
Researchers studied top grossing G-rated children's films from 1990-2005, and their findings challenge the belief that seemingly innocent movies are without sexuality. And the research could help to explain why kids think being straight is the norm - by the time they enter elementary school.
The first annual Gay Day Families Weekend will be held June 1 to 3 in Orlando. The weekend’s itinerary includes a Milk & Cookies Welcome Party, a Disney Characters Breakfast, a Family Picnic at Sea World and a luau with non-alcoholic beverages. The group will also take part in the traditional Gay Day in the Magic Kingdom on Saturday, June 2. The complete schedule of Gay Day Families Weekend is available at Gay Day Families.