THE DAILY MAIL –– A Disney production coordinator has revealed that the company is working to promote transgender and non-binary characters, adding that the company has been ‘really open to exploring queer stories.’
Allen March was speaking at an internal Disney event as part of the company’s ‘Reimagine Tomorrow’ initiative.
The scheme, launched in September, is described by Disney as ‘our way of amplifying underrepresented voices and untold stories as well as championing the importance of accurate representation in media and entertainment.’
NEW: Disney production coordinator Allen March, who says his team is committed to "exploring queer stories" and promoting "trans," "bisexual," and "gender nonconforming" characters, says kids are "getting all this information from the media" and "there's a lot of power to that." pic.twitter.com/rgxXgcIEwA— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) March 31, 2022
It vows that 50 percent of characters and content would be from underrepresented groups by 2022.
March told the online forum held Monday that he kept a tally of LGBTQ+ characters in the film, in a bid to ensure there was greater diversity on screen. Read more here »