Disney Announces 'Princes', First Film with Openly Gay Characters
Disney has announced that they will be releasing a full-length animated film featuring two openly gay male lead characters who fall in love and live happily ever after.
"Princes" is an adaption of the children's book "The Princes and the Treasure", by Jeffrey A. Miles. In the book, two handsome princes set off to rescue a princess, but fall in love with each other instead. The story ends with the two princes getting married and living happily ever after.
Disney has had a long history of supporting LGBT initiatives. In the late '90's, the company was among the first to extend healthcare benefits to partners of homosexual employees and Gay Pride events have been hosted at Disney World since 1991.
Princes is expected to be released sometime in the fall of 2015.