Dana Terrace (creator, "The Owl House"), said in a thread:
In dev I was very open about my intention to put queer kids in the main cast. I'm a horrible liar so sneaking it in would've been hard haha. When we were greenlit I was told by certain Disney leadership that I could NOT represent any form of bi or gay relationship on the Channel.— Dana Terrace (@DanaTerrace) August 9, 2020
I'm bi! I want to write a bi character, dammit! Luckily my stubbornness paid off and now I am VERY supported by current Disney leadership. (Thank you @NashRiskin and team!) Not to mention the amazingness of this crew.— Dana Terrace (@DanaTerrace) August 9, 2020
Alex Hirsch ("Gravity Falls") - Be warned, his tweet after this shows the spoilery image as well. I've omitted it here.
Back when I made GF Disney FORBADE me from any explicit LGBTQ+ rep. Apparently “happiest place on earth” meant “straightest” But as of today, thanks to @DanaTerrace & team there are explicitly queer ANIMATED MAIN CHARACTERS on DISNEY TV. Im so proud & happy to say that #OwlHouse https://t.co/AlxUlbcy5j— Alex Hirsch (@_AlexHirsch) August 9, 2020
"Gravity Falls" premiered in 2012. He mentions that while most fans will call gestures like this 'baiting' or 'pandering' when it takes a very hard fight to get even slivers on TV.
Chris Nee ("Doc McStuffins", which also premiered in 2012 on Disney Jr.)
Love it. I had to go to the mat to get my two mom episode of Doc. So happy to see the line keep moving.— Chris Nee 🏳️🌈 (@chrisdocnee) August 9, 2020
That episode is "The Emergency Plan".
Again, didn't want to spoil with a direct link to the tweet, but if this isn't okay I suppose I can quote tweet it with the image tiny and just tell you not to read too closely. Shouldn't be too hard.
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