Owl House creator slams Disney over Florida ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill stance

Owl House creator slams Disney over Florida ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill stance

Monday morning Disney CEO Bob Chapek released an internal statement saying Disney will “unconditionally” support its LGBTQ employees after scandalous bill “Don’t say gay” passed the Florida House of Representatives. The bill is scheduled to be submitted to the State Senate on Tuesday, with the final fate of the bill to be decided by a vote by the governor.) after the reports on Disney’s history of donating large sums of money to state legislators who supported the bill. In response to this internal memo, Dana Terrace, creator of Disney Channel Owl Houseposted a passionate video on Twitter.

In the video, Terrace speaks candidly about company-wide emails. And Disney’s support for a bill that she says will put many queer kids at risk.

“Honestly, it’s hard to talk about it,” Terrace says in the video. I’m a person who honestly had a hard time coming to terms with being weird until my mid-20s because of things like this.


That Bill Don’t Say Gay bans discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in classrooms from kindergarten through third grade across Florida. And gives parents unrestricted access to their children’s medical and educational records. The bill also requires schools to notify parents “if there are changes in student services or monitoring related to the student’s mental, emotional, or physical health or well-being, or the school’s ability to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for the student.” “. While the law specifically addresses elementary school, LGBTQ advocates suggest that the law can be exploited.

“Dude, I know I have bills to pay,” Terrace says. “But working for this company made me so upset. And I hate hate mental quandaries about how I eat and how I support my loved ones.”

Owl House in particular, the show is centered on a strange romance as well as a non-binary character. This is leaps and bounds ahead of other Disney media. And yet, as the text in Terrace’s tweet points out. The only LGBTQ talent-led show that tells queer stories doesn’t hide big Disney action.

Terrace ends her video by announcing her upcoming stream Twitch channel March 13. From which proceeds will be donated to LGBTQ-focused charities.

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