Disney Channel bosses have confirmed new animated series The Owl House will be fronted by a bisexual character.
The animated series follows a 14-year-old Dominican-American girl, Luz Noceda, who is bisexual – a first for the network.
Taking to Twitter to reveal it took a lot of effort to convince Disney bosses to let her include an LGBTQ+ character, the show’s creator Dana Terrace, who is bisexual herself, said: “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,” Dana explained. “I was told by certain Disney leadership that I could not represent any form of bi or gay relationship on the channel.”
“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,” she insisted. “Representation matters! Always fight to make what YOU want to see! As OH continues I can’t wait to explore things that are important to me and my crew. Looking forward to the next chapter.”
The Owl House has already come under fire from Christian activist group One Million Moms, who posted a warning about its contents online as “making light of hell” and started a campaign to have the show axed.