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Homophobia in Animation: Queer-Coded Disney Characters

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.

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Culture Feature

Raymond the Smug Cat and the Dark Underbelly of "Animal Crossing"

Raymond's popularity sheds light on a bizarre underside of the Animal Crossing fandom.

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Raymond is a smug cat who highlights his heterochromatic eyes with hipster glasses.

He is essentially the same exact character as every other Animal Crossing villager with a "Smug" personality type, but again, and this is very important, Raymond is a cat with heterochromatic eyes and hipster glasses. As such, he has completely broken the Animal Crossing community.

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Music Monday

MUSIC MONDAY | Meiko – Twists Not to Be Missed

AUGUST 20 | 'Playing Favorites' with Some of Our Favorites

THE MIX | 'Music from My Friends'

by Meiko

08.20.18 | Here's a playlist featuring tracks from a few of my musician friends. If you like any of these songs, please dig in, listen to more of their stuff and follow them! I hope you enjoy!

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