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'Onward's' First LGBTQ Character Makes Disney Animation History

Jake Bean 21 Feb 2020

What a huge moment for the LGBTQ community.

After all these years, all the characters that were merely implied LGBTQ, or some that fans would just give a label to, after all that, the LGBTQ finally gets someone they can identify with.

What a historical moment, what a historical movie.

Spoilers!

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So if you're thinking of seeing Onward, it's probably best that you go and see the movie now.

Then, return to your computer and start from where you left off.

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So, the character in question is named Officer Specter, and she is voiced by openly gay writer and actress Lena Waithe.

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She, unfortunately, doesn't kiss another girl on screen or anything.

But just wait.

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She does mention that she has a girlfriend!

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It's complicated, but at one point the main characters transform themselves into their mom's boyfriend, who is also a cop (weird, I know).

As their mom's boyfriend, they talk about how hard it is to be trying to enter into a family.

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How his girlfriend's (the mom) kids (the main characters) are giving him strife.

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And that's when Officer Specter mentions that her: “girlfriend’s daughter” does the same thing with her.

And you know what, it may not be much, but heck it's much more than Disney has given the LGBTQ for years.

How exciting!

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