So a new hashtag is trending on Twitter – a campaign to have Disney make queen Elsa from “Frozen” a lesbian.
#GiveElsaAGirlfriend creator, Alexis Isabel Moncada, is the first person to bring up the idea of making Elsa a lesbian character through her Twitter account. Her first tweet was, “I hope Disney makes Elsa a lesbian princess imagine how iconic that would be.”
— Alexis Isabel (@lexi4prez) May 1, 2016
According to an article she wrote for MTV, many people in the LGBT community viewed the movie as a metaphor for “coming out of the closet” and accepting yourself. Yet ironically, Disney will definitely pair Elsa up with a charming prince or king for the animation’s sequel.
The intention behind the movement is to help kids understand that being gay is acceptable. “#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because LGBT kids deserve to know that there is nothing wrong with them,” wrote Alexis.
While many social media users are showing their support for the campaign, many parents think otherwise.
One parent tweeted, “#GiveElsaAGirlfriend and I would not allow my daughters to watch the film. Not anti-gay. I don’t want Hollywood explaining sex to my kids.”
Disney hasn’t given a response to the campaign yet but Alexis hopes that even if Disney can’t make Elsa lesbian in “Frozen 2”, they will consider making a gay princess in the future.
She said, “Giving young girls the chance to understand that a princess can love another princess the same way Cinderella loved her Prince Charming is vital to their development. No one deserves to feel isolated and confused about who they are.”
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