It's getting close to Pride season — a joyous occasion for both the LGBTQ community and the corporations who hawk them crap they don't need. Crappy rainbow pens aside, some of this merchandise invariably has a positive cultural impact. It's a positive step forward for the company, even though the brand's films and shows lag behind in queer representation. Fans can also buy a rainbow patch featuring two Mickey Mouse hands in the shape of a heart. Before criticizing the company's efforts and taking away whatever little joy you just experienced, it's worth noting that Disney has always had a heavily gay fanbase. Don't believe me?
Disney releases first full line of LGBTQ Pride merchandise
Disney releases first ever full line of LGBTQ Pride merchandise
Although pro-LGBT days and parades have occurred at several Disney theme parks in recent years, on June 1, , Disney Paris will officially host for the first time a "Magical Pride" parade that caters to homosexuals. Book now! Dress like a dream, feel fabulous and experience Walt Disney Studios Park like never before -- loud, proud and alive with all the colours of the rainbow. In a "sneak peek" at the Magical Pride parade, Disney says the "unforgettable experience" will include "A brand new parade illuminating the streets of Walt Disney Studios Park with a vibrant Pride atmosphere.
This year for Pride Month June , Disney has released a brand new series of items and merchandise as part of their Rainbow Disney Collection This is an occasion to celebrate inclusivity, diversity, and the vibrant power of acceptance , especially as it pertains to people within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer spectrum. In fact, Disney Parks has Gay Days each year to give members of the queer community the keys to the magical kingdom in a way. By , the event had grown to 10, gays and lesbians traveling for the gay day at Disney. So, in celebration of Pride Month , check out all the new releases for the Rainbow Disney Collection: Mickey, Minnie, rainbows, and so much more.
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