Can we just, take a moment to talk? For real.
We just witnessed the first gay coming out on Disney Channel. DISNEY CHANNEL. A channel specifically for young kids. Why is that important? Because now young kids everywhere will see it and realize that it’s okay to be themselves!!
We saw a main character, who is male, tell someone that he has a crush on another male character. It may be seen as, “Oh but other shows and everything have had gay characters way earlier!!” but that is not the point. This is DISNEY.
So many people dismiss gay as an “adult thing” when obviously, it’s not. They think that since gay is an “adult thing”, it shouldn’t be shown on kids channels. But we saw a 13 year old kid come out to his friends, on a Disney show.
As a young bi girl, I was actually crying. It meant so much to me. If I, as a young kid watching Disney, had seen this, it would have made things a lot easier.
This is gonna be huge to kids out there struggling, and I hope everyone understands the importance of this. Thanks, Andi Mack.