It It their FIRST gay character. They are not going to obviously just have their very first gay character jump up and say it (especially in the time and place the movie is set)
But consider this, Disney is finally saying fuck you to the homophobia in their past. They aren’t afraid to piss people off anymore because they know how important representation is in this day and age.
Soon, we’ll have same-sex couples in the background. Soon we’ll have a gay/lesbian/bi sidekick who finds their true love and is happy with them. Soon we’ll have a gay prince and lesbian princess forced to be engaged before they find their real loves in the village below.
Soon, a young suicidal closeted LGBT kid will look at a Disney character like them and realize no matter who hates them, they are valuable and deserve to be alive and happy.
Soon, Disney will be on top once again and the world has the live action Beauty and the Beast to thank.
Running will be there 7am while he’s on his work shift. The hills and trails will be there when there are no arms to comfort you. The clouds will gaze down upon your most glorious moments when no soul is there to witness them. The trees will never utter anything about your messy braid, no makeup or sweaty shirt. Only love what can love you back unconditionally.
We all become stories. Some are short stories. Some are epic novels. There are sad stories and happy ones. There are tales of romances and tragedies. Some that make you feel every emotion at once. But each one is different. Because everyone lives a different life. And that’s good, because you wouldn’t want all stories to be the same. That’s why I believe you should be completely and utterly yourself. Because no one will ever have the same story as you. So you might as well embrace the uniqueness of your own.