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Disney Makes History With First LGBTQ+ Lead Character in The Owl House

Disney Makes History With First LGBTQ+ Lead Character in 'Owl House'

Disney Makes History With First LGBTQ+ Lead Character in 'Owl House'

We stan Luz and Amity!

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Disney finally has confirmed its first bisexual leading character with its groundbreaking new series, The Owl House

The Disney Channel show follows Luz Noceda, a 14-year-old Dominican-American girl who stumbles into an alternate world where she battles witches and demons and other forces of evil. Last week, we reported the budding possibility of a same-gender romantic relationship between Luz and a classmate named Amity. We don't want to spoil too much, but on Sunday's episode, "Enchanting Grom Fright," the show confirmed the possibility of a relationship between the characters. 

Series creator Dana Terrance celebrated the win on Twitter.

"When I was first developing Owl House I always wanted to do a prom episode to make up for my own experiences," she tweeted. "When we were greenlit I was told by certain Disney leadership that I could NOT represent any form of bi or gay relationship on the Channel."

It took some time, but Terrance's dream has finally come true. "I'm bi! I want to write a bi character, dammit! Luckily my stubbornness paid off and now I am VERY supported by current Disney leadership."

Fans celebrated the character, including GLAAD who wrote, "We're excited about the LGBTQ-inclusive storytelling in Disney Channel's new animated series #TheOwlHouse, which is portraying an inclusive, fair, accurate, and age-appropriate world through the representation of its characters."

Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch shared a bit about his own series being prohibited from using LGBTQ+ characters while applauding The Owl House

"Back when I made GF Disney FORBADE me from any explicit LGBTQ+ rep. Apparently "happiest place on earth" meant "straightest" But as of today, thanks to Dana Terrace & team there are explicitly queer ANIMATED MAIN CHARACTERS on DISNEY TV. I'm so proud & happy to say that." 

Hirsch concluded: "Props where props are due! This time, Disney- you did good."

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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!