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Should Disney go LGBT?

Rebeca Haas, staff writer

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In our current day and age, there is more to love than the old expression, “boy meets girl”. There are many sexualities, and most media is working on showing this through television and film. However, there is one major company that has yet to show an LGBT relationship. Disney.

On May 1st, 2016, seventeen year old Alexis Isabel, otherwise known as @lexi4prez, tweeted out, “I hope Disney makes Elsa a lesbian princess. Imagine how iconic that would be. #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.”

This tweet sparked a bunch of tweets in similar fashion, asking for the company to give the already iconic snow queen a female love interest. So, should Disney #GiveElsaAGirlfriend?

Frozen has already broken boundaries in the LGBT community, with Jonathon Groff, who portrays Kristoff, being the first openly gay actor to portray a Disney prince. Also, the song “Let It Go”, sung by the ice queen herself has been an inspiration to LGBT people everywhere, as a way to help accept their sexuality.

However, certain parents have objections to Disney making a princess gay. They’re worried about having to explain things such as sexuality and gender identity at a young age. But isn’t that the perfect opportunity to spark the conversation?

If Elsa were to be gay, when young kids see gay couples in the street, they won’t be as confused. They’ll just see someone that’s like one of their favorite princesses.

Not only that, it would be a nice change of pace to see such a beloved character speak out on an important issue. Disney has told stories about inner beauty, and other forms of non-traditional love, why not add an LGBT relationship into the mix?

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