A recent article was published about how, despite your claims otherwise, Disney is still very slow in having LGBT+ characters in any substantial roles in their shows and films.
Disney’s history with queer representation on-screen is, diplomatically, dicey at best. The company’s slow arc toward introducing LGBTQIA+ characters in major roles and tentpole films has laid the groundwork for eventual substance, but here and now, they’re mostly half steps—half steps that, more often than not, are more embarrassing than they are meaningfully progressive.
Disney is by no means the only company that comes off looking bad during Pride every June—there’s a reason “Rainbow Capitalism” has become a snarkily accurate read on major brands rainbow-coating their social media profiles and calling it a job well done for the month. But Disney looks particularly egregious celebrating because, well, all year ‘round it otherwise does the barest of minimums to incorporate LGBTQIA+ stories and characters in its biggest material, leaving them on the cutting room floor or slight enough to be edited out of movies to better appeal to bigoted markets that Disney would otherwise love to see some money out of.
The article lists 7 examples of LGBT+ characters from several recent major films that are only in the background or their roles are minimal.
*A random lesbian couple in "Toy Story 4", on screen for a few seconds.
*Artie in "Cruella", never explicitly identified as queer but it is implied.
*McGregor in "Jungle Cruise", the film is yet to be released, but he is clearly a minor character next to the two leads.
*Officer Spector in "Onward", a very brief mention of the character having a girlfriend and that is it.
*LeFou in "Beauty & The Beast", is seen dancing with another man for less than 1 second.
*A pilot and her wife in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", seen kissing in the far background of a large celebration scene.
*Unnamed survivor in "Avengers: Endgame", only talked about dating another man.