Fans are campaigning to give Queen Elsa a girlfriend as GLAAD's report card showed that Disney did not use any LGBT characters in their 2015 films at all.
Some people said they saw LGBT representation when they were kids and wanted their children to know about that too. Singer Manika also showed her support for the campaign, writing, "#GiveElsaAGirlfriend yes please I volunteer!"
#GiveElsaAGirlfriend cuz damn if there was representation when I was a kid I would have known that luv isn't only between a guy and girl— Gabrielle (@gabrielledianaa) May 2, 2016
Queer relationships are not anymore sexual or extreme or anything more than a non queer relationship.#GiveElsaAGirlfriend— feminist gals (@feministgals) May 2, 2016
#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because little girls watching should know you can be a princess and love another princess— alyson werner (@punchkinbaby) May 2, 2016
#GiveElsaAGirlfriend yes please I volunteer!— Manika (@ManikaOfficial) May 2, 2016
"Stop forcing sexuality onto kids!!"— feminist gals (@feministgals) May 2, 2016
EXACTLY. stop making it so that kids think they are supposed to be straight.#GiveElsaAGirlfriend
LGBTQ kids do exist you know. I knew I was queer in kindergarten. #GiveElsaAGirlfriend— jeffrey marsh (@thejeffreymarsh) May 2, 2016
#Giveelsaagirlfriend BECAUSE GAY KIDS DESERVE TO LOVE THEMSELVES TOO— Jonnorisbae (@wallflower2165) May 3, 2016
Some people asked Disney to create a new LGBT character instead of Elsa.
Elsa is portrayed as independent, so if u want a LGBTQ+ princess wait for a new movie #GiveElsaAGirlfriend— Alexa Maghloubi (@athsks) May 3, 2016
Disney, Paramount and Warner Bros. all received failing grades on GLAAD's annual LGBT report card, while Lionsgate, Sony, Universal and Fox received "Adequate" marks. The report said, "As recent successful animated films and TV programs have shown (Oscar-nominated ParaNorman, Cartoon Network's Steven Universe), LGBT people appearing in 'all-ages' programming - animated or not - is not the impossible notion it once was. LGBT people are already part of families and communities around the world, and films of all genres should reflect that."
The group called on Disney to include gay characters in upcoming "Star Wars Episode VIII". "As sci-fi projects have the special opportunity to create unique worlds whose advanced societies can serve as a commentary on our own, the most obvious place where Disney could include LGBT characters is in the upcoming eighth Star Wars film," the report said.
"2015's 'The Force Awakens' has introduced a new and diverse central trio, which allows the creators opportunity to tell fresh stories as they develop their backstory," it added, "Recent official novels in the franchise featured lesbian and gay characters that could also be easily written in to the story."