Disney Folds to LGBTQ Agenda, Holding Official Pride Parade

Disney Folds to LGBTQ Agenda, Holding Official Pride Parade Disney will hold its first official LGBTQ pride event at its Disneyland Paris location, Queerty reported. The “Magical Pride” event is scheduled for June 1, 2019, according to Orlando Weekly, and will include a “Magical March of the Diversity” parade. “Celebrating diversity at the place where dreams come true, Magical Pride warmly welcomes anyone and everyone to come and party, play and stay at Disneyland® Paris,” the park says on its website. While this is Disney’s first official LGBTQ event, an unofficial Magical Pride event took place in 2014 also in Disneyland Paris. The event in Paris is reportedly inspired by Disney’s “Gay Days” that have taken place in Orlando and Anaheim since 1991, according to Orlando Weekly. Queerty reported on Disney’s gradual embracement of LGBTQ issues. Gay characters have been featured in recent Disney television and shows and movies, including “Beauty and the Beast,” “Doc McStuffins,” and “Star vs. the Forces of Evil.” The upcoming film, ” The Jungle Cruise,” will also have an openly gay character.