Gay Left Celebrates Disney Airing Same-Sex Couple on Kids’ Show

June 24th, 2013 1:32 PM

Mickey Mouse just officially added the gay agenda to his programming. In early 2014, Disney Channel will be all set to air its first openly gay couple in its family-oriented TV show “Good Luck Charlie.”

According to TV Guide, an episode of the family show will air a plot in which one of the four children has a playdate with a kid who has “two moms.” TV Guide reports that “when the kid arrives, the Duncans learn that Charlie’s pal has two moms.” That’s not an issue, however, in the show: the gay couple is “fine,” apparently, and the real problem is that the dad is not entertaining enough for the gay couple, and so “the potential new friendship is put to the test as one mom chats with Amy and the other is stuck listening to Bob’s dull stories.”

Apparently Disney thought it would be a great idea to start playing to the LGBT lobby. And perhaps they were right, because the move was met with applause from the left and LGBT activists.

Lefty site ThinkProgress, for instance, reported approvingly that Disney was doing its darnedest to ensure that the episode was “respectful of the LGBT community.”  ThinkProgress went on to recount that Disney developed this idea “under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors.” It seems Disney Channel really wanted it “to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness.” 

GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) called it “a historic move in the right direction,” and BuzzFeed’s LGBT writer Lily Hiott-Millis, for example, lauded Disney’s move but complained that it took Mickey so long to start praising gays. Commenting sarcastically that “at least it’s realistic” for airing “a lesbian being bored by a man,” Millis was annoyed the couple would “only be featured in one episode,” but concluded “Hoorah for Disney!” 

That Disney’s once-family-friendly entertainment has taken this subversive turn is disappointing, but not that surprising. Disney owns ABC, which has long aired shows that push the gay agenda like “Modern Family,” “Mistresses,” and “The Fosters,” and gay activists have been grumpy in the past about Disney’s straight characters. Maybe it was inevitable that the House of Mouse would come out of the closet.