Disney Exec Admits to Pushing ‘Gay Agenda’
A leaked video from a Disney staff meeting showed a Disney executive producer admit that she’s been pushing a “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” in children’s programming.
The company held a staff meeting in the wake of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signing HB-1557 into law, dubbed by critics as the “Don’t Say Gay bill.” During the meeting, Disney Television Animation executive producer Latoya Raveneau highlighted efforts to feature LGBTQ elements and storylines.
“In my little pocket of Proud Family Disney TVA, the showrunners were super welcoming . . . to my not-at-all-secret gay agenda,” Raveneau said. “Maybe it was that way in the past, but I guess something must have happened . . . and then like all that momentum that I felt, that sense of ‘I don’t have to be afraid to have these two characters kiss in the background.’”
“I was just, wherever I could, adding queerness,” Raveneau added. “No one would stop me, and no one was trying to stop me.”
Another video from a Disney meeting was also leaked. During a company-wide Zoom call on Monday, Karey Burke, president of Disney’s General Entertainment Content, vowed that at least 50% of the company’s characters will be LGBTQ or racial minorities by the end of 2022.