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Disney Might Have Their First LGBTQ+ Lead Character in The Owl House

Disney Might Have Their First LGBTQ+ Lead Character in 'The Owl House'

Disney Might Have Their First LGBTQ+ Lead Character in 'The Owl House'

"There is no heterosexual explanation for this." 

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From one of the minds behind Gravity Falls comes The Owl House, a new series on the Disney Channel where a teenager gets trapped in the Demon Realm and is thrust into battles against the forces of evil. 

As The Mary Sue reports, The Owl House "centers Luz Noceda, a 14-year-old Dominican-American girl who accidentally stumbles across a portal to an alternate world called the Boiling Isles, encountering a powerful witch named Eda and pint-size demon named King."

The thrilling series has already garnered critical acclaim and a fandom, but a new storyline with a girl named Amity Blight could give us Disney's first confirmed LGBTQ+ lead character in its history. 

According to The Mary Sue, Luz has already expressed crushes on boy-coded characters, and the most recent storyline seems to be venturing into queerer territory. 

"Initially, during her first encounter with Luz, Amity comes off as the stereotypical Mean Girl/Rival: smug, condescending, and mean, a powerful witch at the top of her class. However, the more we see of her, the more layers are revealed to this morally complex character (think less Draco Malfoy and more She-Ra’s Catra.)

Luz discovers a softer side to Amity, a girl who loves the same fandom she does (The Good Witch Azura book series), enjoys reading to children, and deeply craves academic excellence to the point of anxiety when anyone threatens her top student status. Rather than seeing an enemy in her, Luz wants to befriend and get to know Amity better, which builds into a fragile, fledgling friendship."

Of course, the fandom is already shipping the couple as #Lumity, and images of the tension between the two have even made it to the show's creator. One Twitter user posted a still from the episode with, "There is no heterosexual explanation for this." Fans were really sent into a frenzy when the show's creator, Dana Terrance, responded to the picture with, "There really isn't."

The next episode, "Enchanting Grom Fright," premieres this Saturday, which is where the image the fan used is from. According to the description, it's a prom-themed episode that's not at all what Luz expects...

We can't wait to see if this turns out to be a monumental moment for the Disney Channel!

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!