Disney Channel has it's first openly gay couple

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Helper bee

Oh wow! I haven’t kept up with some of the new Disney shows but I do know and like Good Luck Charlie. That’s great to hear! Yes, I agree, parents need to have the conversation, but what better way to spark the talk than through Disney? It’s better than seeing it at school and asking a bunch of questions to other children. 

Go Disney! Way to be diverse. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think its a good way to prepare their target audience to seeing something like this first hand.  A child could see a classmate and think “oh he/she has 2 moms like (characters name).  It could also be good for the child with gay parents as it could help open the door to an easy school transition.  Generally though, kids are great with things like this.  Theyre not judgemental.  Its the parenting that leads to issues.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Will done Disney 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think it’s great for kids to see that being gay is normal and acceptable. 

I have heard way too many stories of bullying that end up in suicide by a gay teenager who felt like they couldn’t be accepted by their peers. If the younger generation gets past the ignorance, I think it will only lead to positive things. 

 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Laurenplusalex:  I think it’s great! I will never shelter my child from learning acceptance of those who are different from us. It only has to be a “big talk” if people make it a big deal, which It isn’t. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Why does it have to be a big conversation? I work at a daycare, and heard a little girl tell another little girl that one day, they would get married. The other girl said that they couldn’t because they are both ladies, and ladies have to marry men. Her friend told her “Nope, ladies can marry ladies and it’s ok!” Voila, other girl had officially learned about gay relationships – no harm done, she doesn’t need to know details of any relationship until she gets older, but she is aware of the existence. And now she’s all set to marry her best friend, even though they’re four and both “ladies”.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think it’s really great. 

The reason that it’s a big talk (at least to parents) is because it’s not seen as ‘normal’ in the mainstream media.  If same sex couples are portrayed more and more in the mainstream then kids will find it normal and it won’t be a big deal.

It’s really as simple as – you marry the person you love and can’t imagine spending the rest of your life without.  You can love anyone you want and you can marry anyone you want.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Not sure why people wouldn’t know what to say? “Some people have two moms, some people have two dads. Sometimes it’s just mom or just dad. There are all different kinds of families.” 

Post # 16
Hostess
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@atacrossroads:  this makes me think of the scene at the end of Mrs. Doubtfire (which came out what – 20 years ago) where she says at the end there are all different types of families….it’s such an easy thing to explain, and most kids will just smile and say ‘okay’

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