June is when the world celebrates “Pride Month”, and Disney+ has added a new “Celebrate Pride Month” area to the home page, highlighting many of the shows, shorts and films that include characters who are LGBTQ+.
Disney announced on social media today:
We believe in the power of inclusive storytelling that brings us together and inspires us to live authentically, and Disney+ is committed to amplifying LGBTQ+ and BIPOC voices. We are proud to be a home for diverse creators, talent, and content.
Around the world, The Walt Disney Company proudly contributes towards organizations that support LGBTQ+ communities and people.
Discover LGBTQ+ characters and stories in the “Celebrate Pride Month” content set now streaming on #DisneyPlus and join us in recognizing the community all month long with special spotlights, musical moments, laughter and love.
The collection includes:
- The Owl House
- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
- Growing Fangs
- Big Shot
- Little Prince(es)
- Marvel’s The Runaways
- Diary Of A Future President
- Marvel Hero Project
- Inside Pixar
- And more.
Internationally the collection includes more titles from the Star brand, including:
- Love Victor
- Modern Family
- Boys Don’t Cry
- Grey’s Anatomy
- Big Sky
- Ugly Betty
- The Fosters
- Buffy The Vampire Slayer
- And More.
Disney is also releasing a brand new series, “PRIDE”, as a Star Original internationally on Disney+ on Friday 25th June.
In PRIDE, from Emmy Award-winning Killer Films (This American Life, Mildred Pierce) and Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize-winning VICE Studios (Flee, The Report), six renowned LGBTQ+ directors explore heroic and heartbreaking stories that define America as a nation. The limited series spans the FBI surveillance of homosexuals during the 1950s Lavender Scare to the “Culture Wars” of the 1990s and beyond, exploring the queer legacy of the Civil Rights movement and the battle over marriage equality. Featuring little-known characters such as Madeleine Tress or 1980s videographer Nelson Sullivan who chronicled a vanishing downtown New York City during the AIDS epidemic, the series also features international figures such as Civil Rights pioneer Bayard Rustin, writer Audre Lord and Senators Tammy Baldwin and Lester Hunt. The evolution of trans rights and identities through the decades is charted through interviews and archival footage of pioneers including Christine Jorgensen, Flawless Sabrina, Ceyenne Doroshow, Susan Stryker, Kate Bornstein, Dean Spade and Raquel Willis.
What are you going to be watching on Disney+ this Pride Month?