(AmericanProsperity.com) – Disney has taken several major steps to support the LGBTQ community. The studio has launched an apparel line, added LGBTQ characters to their shows, placed gay characters at the focal points of big-budget films and went to bat against the state of Florida with misplaced anger over the governor’s Parental Rights in Education Bill, which the studio wrongly called the “Don’t Say Gay Bill.” Even after all that taking place, Disney still has room for improvement according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
Disney Not Gay Enough for GLAAD, Receives 'Insufficient' Mark in Annual LGBTQ Inclusivity Report Card https://t.co/DjK8fnG58d
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GLAAD handed Disney an “Insufficient” grade in its recent inclusivity report card, or its 10th annual Studio Responsibility Index. The organization touched on the progress the company has made over the years but that its efforts still remained largely inadequate. GLAAD made mention of The Walt Disney Company donating $25,000 to so-called “anti-LGBTQ politicians,” adding the studio itself didn’t make such donations.
The report card determined that Disney had released 12 movies in theatrical films in 2021, explaining that only two of them passed their Vito Russo test, a gay take on the feminist Bechdel test. GLAAD noted there were five LGBTQ inclusive films, making up 42% of the movies released. The only two films to pass the Vito Russo test were “Jungle Cruise” and “Eternals.”
Disney wasn’t alone in reportedly being insufficient. GLAAD also handed the grade to studios like Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures, and United Artists Releasing. Just below those was Warner Bros. with a “Poor” grade, followed by the “Failing” Lionsgate and Paramount Pictures.
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