Groomer-Gate: How Disney Has Pushed LGBTQ Content on Kids for Years


Disney CEO Bob Chapek recently stated that the company will continue to oppose Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act, as well as any similar legislation in other states, that would prohibit the teaching of sexuality and gender ideology to children in kindergarten through third grade, which is now prohibited by Florida law. 


But Disney has made no secret of putting gay and transgender messaging into its children’s products for the past several years. In fact, Disney and their franchises have openly and fully embraced the LGBT+ movement, from Pixar to Marvel to Star Wars, and have proclaimed they will only increase these efforts, especially with their streaming services providing another avenue into the minds of young children.


So this is not a new trend. David Ng of Breitbart recently highlighted no less than fifteen instances where Disney openly promoted the gay agenda in their films, television series, and other programming aimed largely at children. 


Disney+ 'This Is Me' Pride Celebration Spectacular


1. Disney+ hosts LGBTQ Pride concert with drag and gender non-binary performers

Last year, Disney+ hosted This Is Me: Pride Celebration Spectacular, a musical special on YouTube starring drag queen Nina West, with performances of popular Disney songs re-imagined with LGBTQ themes. Among the performers were gender-fluid singer Alex Newell and gender non-binary performer Jesse James Keitel.


2. Pixar’s Out (2020)

This animated Pixar short tells the story of a young man named Greg who doesn’t want his parents to discover his relationship with his boyfriend, Manuel. The movie culminates with a gay kiss. “I’d never seen two guys kissing in a Disney movie,” said writer-director Steven Hunter in an interview.

Out was released last year on Disney+  and on YouTube to celebrate Pride Month.


“Out” Full SparkShort | Celebrate Pride Month | Pixar


3. Pixar looking for minors to cast as “14-year-old transgender girl”

In a casting notice that surfaced last year, Pixar is looking to cast the role of a “14-year-old transgender girl” in an upcoming animated project. The studio is looking for minors age 12 to 17 who “can authentically portray” the character “Jess,” who is described as “compassionate, funny, and always has your back.”



4. Disney+’s Ironheart series casting a “transgender woman” of color

The upcoming Marvel superhero series reportedly announced it is looking to cast a “Black, Latina, or Afro-Latina transgender woman” who is around 18 to 22 years old. The casting call describes the character as “smart, confident, and with a mystical bent and unique sense of humor.”



5. Disney+’s Loki series embraces gender fluidity

The new Marvel series on Disney+ revealed that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is gender fluid in a trailer that dropped last year. A brief glimpse of the Time Variance Authority’s official file on Loki shows that his sex is marked “Fluid.”



6. Disney Channel’s The Owl House introduces gender non-binary character who uses “they / them” pronouns

Last year, the children’s animated series unveiled the character Raine Whispers, the gender non-binary Head Witch of the Bard Coven. Whispers is voiced by non-binary actor Avi Roque, who revealed that both the actor and the character use “they / them” pronouns.


7. Disney parks go genderless by removing “ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls” from greetings

The decision to instate genderless greetings took effect last year, as Breitbart News reported. Newly leaked internal videos confirmed the choice to replace “ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls” with “Hello, everyone,” or “hello, friends.”



8. Disney’s Jungle Cruise (2021) features gay coming-out scene, sort of.

The studio’s live-action movie, based on the enduring theme park ride, featured a main character who is gay — MacGregor Houghton (Jack Whitehall), the brother of Emily Blunt’s protagonist. In one scene, he comes out of the closet — sort of — by explaining that he will never get married because his “interests lie elsewhere.”


The brief exchange angered LGBTQ activists who felt Disney didn’t go far enough and that the studio should have cast a gay actor in the role.

9. Pixar’s Onward (2020) features lesbian character

The animated movie features a lesbian character — a Cyclops police officer named Officer Spector, voiced by openly gay actress Lena Waithe. “It just kind of happened,” the film’s producer, Kori Rae, told Yahoo Entertainment. “The scene, when we wrote it, was kind of fitting and it opens up the world a little bit, and that’s what we wanted.”


Disney Pixar 'Onward' head of story explains film's origins, discusses lesbian character


10. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) climaxes with lesbian kiss

The final installment in Disney’s Star Wars trilogy culminated with a lesbian kiss between Commander Larma D’Acy (Amanda Lawrence) and pilot Wrobie Tyce (Vinette Robinson) after the Resistance defeated the First Order.

As Breitbart News reported, Disney censored the scene in Singapore in compliance with the country’s rules around LGBTQ content.



 See Ng’s remaining damning examples here of the pro-LGBTQ material inserted in Disney’s children’s content. Then ask yourself, “is this really considered appropriate content for young children?”

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