Disney has almost no outwardly queer characters, and the queer-coded characters it does have are almost always villains.
Let's be honest: Disney hasn't given us a lot to work with in terms of LGBTQ+ representation.
Troublingly, many of the Disney characters that display queer characteristics are also portrayed as villains. While this isn't a positive thing overall, many queer folks have combed through Disney movies, triumphantly reclaiming the franchise's many glittering, flamboyant, queer-coded characters.
In that spirit, here's a list of all the (potentially) LGBTQ+ icons ever featured in Disney films (with a few Pixar Animations, because who really understands the difference?) Let's hope that Disney (and other animation studios) learn from their past mistakes and create complex characters who display different facets of queerness and gender, not just stereotypical and harmful versions of them. Until that day... we'll take what we can get?
Disney is particularly bad at writing gay characters, but they're not the only franchise that fails miserably at this task. (How hard is it, really, to write a character who loves someone who isn't the opposite gender?). But plenty of other franchises have made the same mistakes as Disney. For example, there's Pixar's Syndrome, the villain in The Incredibles who obsessively wears a cape and is very obviously obsessed with Mr. Incredible, until his advances are rejected and he goes haywire in a classic example of the age-old evil-gay plot.
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