The first ever Disney LGBT Pride parade will be held at Disneyland Paris as the Walt Disney Company embraces Pride Month.
The “Magical Pride” parade will take place on June 1st at the beginning of Pride Month.
Disney has become more progressive with their views on sexual identity within the last 10 years. This will be the first time they openly endorsed these ideas.
During the parade there will be DJ’s, live performances and themed photo opportunities for the public.
Since the mid 2000s there has been “Gay Days” at the parks during a weekend where gay couples and same sex partners can celebrate.
LGBT group have been chartering Disney cruise ships since late 2000s.
A Disney live action film, Jungle Cruise, based on the Disney parks attraction, will feature the first openly gay character in a Disney live action feature – played by a straight guy.
The shift in culture change seems to be inspired by the monatary gain that the parks have earned rather than the social justice stance.
Gay Days has pull in more than 150,000 gay and lesbian visitors to Walt Disney World theme park in Florida alone making it, according to the event’s official Facebook page, one of the single largest pride-related gatherings in the world.
Rainbow-themed food, including a rainbow-frosted, Mickey Mouse-shaped puffed rice treat, and a “rainbow” cake which guests could buy by the slice. When the rainbow-colored merchandise sold well at Walt Disney World, the Disney company rolled out a similar line of items for Disneyland’s celebration, including themed tee shirts, mugs, pins, and headbands.Via: The DailyWire