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Executives and producers at the Walt Disney Company said during a recent internal meeting that there will be a renewed effort to make leading characters in films and shows gay or transgender, with one talking about how she has been working to enact a “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” in several programs.
Karey Burke, president of Disney General Entertainment Content, said during the meeting that she is the mother of two “queer children,” including one who identifies as a different gender than the one they were born.
Burke said Disney has already been home to “incredible, groundbreaking LGBTQIA stories over the years” but during a recent open company forum, a different executive lamented that there have only been “a handful of queer leads.”
LGBTQIA stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual.
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