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And On Cue One Million Moms is LIVID at Disney Channel for Introducing a Gay Teen to ‘Andi Mack’

 

As  reported earlier this week the Disney Channel this year added a gay teen character to its popular coming-of-age show Andi Mack.  And as predicted the group One Million Moms a creation of the anti-LGBT hate group the American Family Association are absolutely LIVID over it and has issued a “call to action” on its (phony astro-turfing) website:

What is wrong with having family-friendly content that is acceptable for all ages or even leaving a couple of networks solely for children’s entertainment? Disney Channel is gradually becoming another Freeform Network. As one of only a few channels catering to children, it cannot possibly be that Disney Channel has a financial need for more adult viewers.

By choosing to abandon family-friendly entertainment, Disney’s inexplicable choice to move toward more “adult” fare may ultimately prove to be a huge mistake.

Disney’s first gay kiss aired earlier this year on Disney XD’s animated series “Star vs. the Forces of Evil.” The scene took place at a concert where the band played a romantic tune that inspired many couples in the audience to kiss; a few of those couples — none of which involved a main character — were same sex.

The Disney Channel is deliberately choosing to “move forward” and promote adult content to children. By choosing to move in the direction of more “adult” stories and content, the Disney Channel – and the entire Disney media empire – may be choosing to sacrifice something far more precious… children’s innocence.

The plot of the show follows the title character Andi as she works through her teenage life, with the help of her family and her friends Cyrus and Buffy, including coping with the revelation that her sister Bex is actually her mother and that her mother Celia is actually her grandmother.  But that is obviously okay with the American Family Association, I mean One Million Moms.

 

Alt-Pride QPOC Protests Expected At Sunday’s NYC Pride Parade

Despite the fact that this year’s New York City Pride is more of a resistance march than a Pride Parade.  Alt-Pride groups that are connected with the groups that interrupted the Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C., June 10 are planning an action for the New York City Pride March, set for this Sunday.

Michael Basillas an organizer with Hoods4Justice and also identified as a member of No Justice No Pride, which blocked the Capital Pride Parade and forced its rerouting said “We will put our foot down to the ground, rooted to the ground and have clear visibility,” to USA Today. “Before it became a parade, it became a movement. And it still is a movement.”

Other groups rumored to be involved is QPOC group GetEqual and Black Lives Matters

The demands being put forth in New York are much the same as those made in Washington: putting transgender and indigenous people in decision-making positions, plus increasing the role of other historically marginalized populations; ending the practice of having a police contingent in the march; and ending sponsorship by companies that have a negative impact on LGBT and other marginalized people.

No Justice No Pride communications coordinator Drew Ambrogi denies any astroturfing by the group.. “We’ve supported Hoods4Justice’s actions by providing our logos and some help crafting demands, but have limited involvement beyond that.” Other groups are organizing similar actions in cities around the country, Ambroglia said. No Justice No Pride clarified the relationship in a Facebook post.  Ambrogi  also works as Digital Communications Strategist  at The Advancement Project next generation, multiracial civil rights organization