From its modest beginnings in as a informal, one-day celebration at Walt Disney World at which gay and lesbian participants donned red shirts and traveled around the park together, Gay Days at Disney World—also known as Orlando Gay Days—has evolved into one of the world's foremost LGBTQ celebrations. It's also helped spawn an unrelated though similarly popular event in California each October, Gay Days Anaheim at Disneyland. Although neither Walt Disney World nor any of the parks or tourism organizations in greater Orlando actually produce this event, they do sanction and support this week-long series of social gatherings at the area's various theme parks and hotels as well as both circuit-style parties and concerts along with more laid-back revelry at countless venues throughout the region. More than , participants have attended Disney Gay Days in past years.
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Despite having less than a handful of queer characters, Disney has had a fanatically devoted gay fanbase. Just take a look at Tumblr briefly, before you get weirded out. This year, the company has finally decided to embrace their queer following and profit potentials , releasing a full brand new line of gay pride merchandise. As of Monday, Disney's queer fans and allies can purchase everything from rainbow tank tops to rainbow Mickey Mouse hats. They've now expanded that to an entire array of clothing. It appears to be the first year Disney has released a full collection of pride gear. Fans can buy anything from Disney pride pins to fitted tank tops to rainbow Mickey collection travel packs, all available on their website for purchase.
Disney releases first full line of LGBTQ Pride merchandise
Every summer in the United States, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT community and allies come together for a month-long celebration of love, diversity, acceptance and unashamed self-pride. The commemorative month is meant to recognize the sweeping impact that LGBT individuals, advocates and allies have on history in the U. LGBT Pride Month is celebrated every year in June, with a series of events and parades taking place across the nation.
Not very long ago, a gay character leading a Disney film would have been unthinkable. To have read that statement when I was a closeted, confused year-old boy would have had such an impact. Was really excited for JungleCruise but hearing that jackwhitehall will be doing the usual straight-man-plays-camp-gay-man act has put me off big time. To be queer is NOT a punchline. Obviously Hollywood has run out of gay actors!