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Put on eye liner. for myself.
Put on my favorite red lipstick. for myself.
Showed a bit of skin. for myself
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Would you all please take out the time to sign this petition I’ve made. Although it will be very hard to active the more signatures we gain the more likely it is to happen. It will only take seconds and every single signature counts.
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Growing up i realised my sexuality at a young age but although i didn’t live in a religious household i still didn’t know of any same sex couples and since everyone seemed to use the word gay as a derogatory adjective i thought it must be a bad thing. That is must be wrong. So i hated myself for it. If i had of seen a LGBT Disney prince/princess, i believe it would have made me accept myself much younger, instead of fighting it for so many years. It would of saved so much heartache and made me, and others like me feel less alone. If this ever happened, if Disney ever made a LGBT prince/princess it would make such a huge difference in the world. Educating children about diversity in the world is extremely important to their acceptance of themselves and others, as well as earlier development of their own identities. Having a strong sense of self earlier on will give children more confidence and courage to do great things!
Some of the feed back we’ve gotten already:
- Becky M -
This needs to happen so that all of the children who are growing up with same sex parents can see their family reflected in movies and so children can understand that there is nothing wrong with loving someone of your own gender. This would be a huge step forward that will help break down discrimination and create a better society.
- Brittany W -
Being gay, trans, lesbian, bi, asexual, etc is ok and children of the future need be aware that it’s ok to be themselves. I want my daughter or son to know that they can be whatever they want. I don’t want them to grow up the way I had been and Disney has saved my life in many ways…why not make it save others lives in a whole new way? And those people who hate it, they don’t have to watch it.
- Emily W -
I want children to grow up around role models and characters that represent them, and for LGBTIA children to feel accepted by mainstream society and media in a way many haven’t felt while growing up, myself included.
- Catherine C -
This is important because as children we are taught what is good and what is bad, even though it is not always correct. I believe that if Disney showed children at a young age that being homosexual is not bad then maybe we can stop many things from happening at a young age. For example, a young boy or girl might be saved from heartache or pain simply because they might be thought of as outcasts for being gay or lesbian or queer. It might even teach young children that it is okay for others to be different even if they are heterosexual. Thank you!
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