All of this got me thinking about how important Disney and its magic is not just to me and my family, but also to so many other queer folks. Why is it that so many queers love Disney? There is something special and magical about Disney stories and the immersive world building they create in their parks that lends itself to LGBTQs. Disney theme parks are one of the few places where my queer family goes to vacation where even as visibly queer folks. I feel not just safe but truly embraced as my little self. The Chipmunks spent an extra long time with me and my partner, taking photos and signing our autograph book.
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Walt Disney has brought joy to millions of people, both during his lifetime and in the years following his death. He is remembered as a pioneer, a visionary, and a legend who changed the face of family entertainment forever. But how much do we really know about him? Here are the lesser known elements of the life of Walter Elias Disney.
Many a gay boy, myself included, grew up watching Tommy mourn his dog in Old Yeller , turn into a dog himself in The Shaggy Dog , tame the savage wilderness with his brothers in The Swiss Family Robinson and reluctantly kiss Annette Funicello in The Misadventures of Merlin Jones Growing up on Disney movies and television, I wanted to be like Tommy Kirk. And, in an unexpected sort of way, my wish was granted.