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Disney Cancels 1 Billion Dollar Campus and Over 2000+ Jobs in Florida.

Disney Cancels 1 Billion Dollar Campus and Over 2000+ Jobs in Florida.

Ron DeSantis fucked around and found out.

Disney fired back at Florida’s fascists’ Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday and boy was it a doozy. Disney is scrapping plans to build a $1 billion office complex in Florida, and the addition of over 2000 workers citing “changing business conditions”.

The announcement comes a week after Disney CEO Bob Iger said an ongoing dispute with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis raised questions about the company’s continued investment there. In a conference call with analysts, Iger said actions by DeSantis and Republican lawmakers amounted to a “campaign of government retaliation” against Disney.

The New York Times reports that people briefed on the matter said the company’s dispute with DeSantis “figured prominently” in the decision to cancel the project.

This move comes as a relief to many of the 2000 workers who were supposed to relocate to Florida to staff the campus. It wasn’t popular with affected employees, some of whom reportedly quit.

As for Governor Ron DeSantis.

We ask all fellow LGBTQ’s and Allies to sign on, share, and participate in a Boycott of Florida travel, tourism, and products.

Remembering Actor Tommy Kirk and Disney's Anti-Gay Punishment.

Remembering Actor Tommy Kirk and Disney’s Anti-Gay Punishment.

Scrappy, plucky-looking Kentucky-born Tommy Kirk, who was born on December 10, 1941, and became synonymous with everything clean and fun that Disney Entertainment 

Kirk rose to fame in the late 1950s and early 1960s as a teenage heartthrob in a number of Walt Disney movies. However, behind the scenes, Kirk was grappling with a secret that would eventually come to light: he was gay, and his relationship with Disney would never be the same.

Kirk starred in a number of Disney films, including “Old Yeller” (1957), “The Shaggy Dog” (1959), and “Swiss Family Robinson” (1960). He was a talented actor, and his good looks and boyish charm endeared him to audiences around the world. However, even as he was becoming one of Disney’s most popular stars, Kirk was struggling to come to terms with his sexuality.

In the early 1960s, Kirk began a romantic relationship with another man. This was a difficult time to be gay, and homosexuality was still widely stigmatized and misunderstood. Kirk knew that if he went public with his relationship, he could face serious repercussions, both personally and professionally. However, he also knew that he couldn’t keep his sexuality a secret forever.

Kirks problems first began while filming The Misadventures of Merlin Jones in 1963, 21 year old Kirk began a relationship with a 15 year old boy, and was caught having sex with him at a swimming pool in Burbank. The boy’s mother informed Disney, who elected not to renew Kirk’s contract. Walt Disney personally fired Kirk, but when Merlin Jones became an unexpected hit, Disney allowed him to return long enough to film a sequel, The Monkey’s Uncle.

In 1964, Kirk was arrested in a gay bar raid in Hollywood. The news quickly made its way to Disney, and the studio was forced to make a difficult decision. At the time, Disney was known for its wholesome, family-friendly image, and the idea of one of their stars being gay was simply unacceptable. As a result, Kirk’s contract was not renewed, and because of Disney he was effectively blacklisted from the industry.

For Kirk, this was a devastating blow. He struggled with depression and substance abuse, and he contemplated suicide. However, he eventually found his way back to acting, albeit in a different capacity. In the 1980s, he began working behind the scenes in the film industry, and he also made occasional appearances on television.

Kirk’s story is a tragic reminder of the discrimination and stigma that gay people have faced throughout history. His experience also highlights the complex relationship between Hollywood and the LGBT community. On the one hand, Hollywood has often been a beacon of progressiveness and inclusivity, with many famous actors and filmmakers using their platforms to advocate for LGBT rights. On the other hand, Hollywood has also been a place of deep homophobia and discrimination, with many LGBT people facing ostracism and discrimination simply because of who they are with little representation onscreen.

Today, Kirk is remembered as a talented actor and a trailblazer for gay representation in Hollywood. While his career was cut short by discrimination, his legacy endures.

Tommy Kirk was inducted as a Disney Legend on October 9, 2006, alongside his former co-stars Tim Considine and Kevin Corcoran. But in the end Disney never formally apologized to Kirk.

Tommy Kirk passed away at his Las Vegas, Nevada home on September 28, 2021, at the age of 79.

UDISNEY Extends CEO's Contract Who Threw LGBT's Under Florida's "Don't Say Gay" Bus

DISNEY Extends CEO’s Contract Who Threw LGBT’s Under Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bus.

On June 27 Disney’s board unanimously voted to extend CEO Bob Chapek’s contract by another three years until 2025. “The board has full confidence in him and his leadership team,” Disney’s board announced on Wednesday. (Despite the fact that he/they helped set gay rights back in Florida 40 years.

For those of you who aren’t in the know Disney’s CEO Bob Chapek and Disney remained silent during the weeks and months leading up to the passage of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law. Disney and Chapek would not take a public stance on the bill that harkens back to the era of Anita Bryant when homophobia and hate ran rampant in Florida. And to make matters worse, it was discovered that Disney had also donated to many of the Florida Republican politicians responsible for the heinous law. “Bob is the right leader at the right time for The Walt Disney Company, and the board has full confidence in him and his leadership team,” board chair Susan Arnold said of the vote.

Some hypothesized that Chapek gets to remain simply because there’s no immediate alternative while a lengthy hunt would also hurt the company. Others think it’s because of metrics like subscriptions and park attendance are likely superseding everything else. And that is what’s pushing Disney to extend his contract despite the massive harm caused to and blowback from the LGBT community.

Where’s Mary Poppin’s when you fucking need her?

You can read a recap of Disney’s Don’t Say Gay Debacle at the following links.


Disney+'s Santa Clause (Tim Allen) Has a Problem With LGBTQ Kids. Ho. Ho. WTF!

Disney+’s Santa Clause (Tim Allen) Has a Problem With LGBTQ Kids. Ho. Ho. WTF!

It comes as no surprise that former drug pusher, comedian, and TV shitcom actor Tim Allen’ (Home Improvement) is a Trump supporter, Biden Hunter conspiracy theorist and GOP shill. He has no problem with sharing incendiary posts and his recent past is well documented on social media. So how could wonderful #LGBTQ supportive DISNEY recast him in the updated Santa Clause series on Disney+

 *In a tweet sent yesterday (and still up today on TWITTER despite 1000’s of reports), Allen wrote, “Took some kids to Disneyland and overheard a 13 year old boy wondering if he may be pansexual since he loves skillets.

Really Disney+ THIS is your Santa Clause, making fun of LGBTQ kids and you’ll probably do nothing about. ( As will the Human Right’s Campaign, The Task Force or GLAAD. Disney is a donation cash cow for them. )

Our only hope is that it’s a looooooong road between now and when that series does debut and hopefully Allen will finally hangs himself with his “gems” Because you know Allen is going to be dropping mores as he run ‘s the press gauntlet for The Santa Clause.

The thing is that Allen’s “behaviors” have been and are well known by everyone. Even Disney. So they have no excuse there. So why did they rehire him to play Santa Clause in a show geared to children?


Disney Exec Responsible For "Don't Say Gay" Original Response Quits After 3 Months

Disney Exec Responsible For “Don’t Say Gay” Original Response Quits After 3 Months

A Disney executive who “allegedly” helped pen Disney’s original non-involvement public response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, has decided to leave the company.

Via Inside The Magic:

“After three months in this new role, it has become clear to me that for a number of reasons it is not the right fit,” Morrell said in a letter to his team that CNBC has obtained. “After talking this over with [Disney CEO] Bob [Chapek], I have decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities.

This change-up in leadership comes a few months after the revelation that Disney which had always been a strong LGBT ally had supported Florida’s controversial bill. Eventually, The Walt Disney Company issued a formal statement disavowing the bill after much blowback, but in the end it too late to fully save face thus facing backlash from both the LGBT community and the extreme right wing GOP/Q.

Disney is claims that it was Morrell who guided Disney and CEO Bob Chapek to publicly explain why it hadn’t taken a public stand on Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” legislation.

Morrell (a former BP executive) will be replaced by former President Biden appointee Kristina Schake who was hired earlier this month and will lead Disney’s communications efforts, reporting directly to Chapek. Schake will have “oversight for corporate and segment communications and continue to be our chief spokesperson,” Chapek said in a note to Disney staff.

Is Morell playing the patsy and falling on the sword for Bob Chapek? This we may never know.

What we do know is that Disney has a long way to go to make amends to the LGBT community because the passage and signing into law of Florida’s Don’t Say Gay Bill emboldened the GOP and the is just the start of a war against what rights we have been able to gain so far.

Be warned. More attacks are coming.

Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law Takes Effect Today

GOP/Q Protests Continue At Disney World Over “Don’t Say Gay”

*REMINDER: Disney played both sides against the middle. The entire time the “Don’t Say Gay” law worked it’s way through Florida’s congress Disney’s CEO purposely did not involve the company despite the fact they call themselves “strong allies” to the LGBT community. When that was found out Disney encountered enormous pushback it was then. And only then did Disney come out against the law and now the Q/right wing is pushing back also.

Via Orlando’s ABC News affiliate:

“People came out Saturday to rally against Disney near one of the park’s entrances. Protesters said they are not happy with the company’s so-called political agenda. Channel 9 saw protesters holding signs calling Disney “groomers” and asking them to revoke Disney’s autonomy. The governor signed the controversial bill more than two weeks ago. It bans schools from discussing sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade. Disney has slammed it, saying it never should have passed and it’s the company’s goal to help repeal the law.


Disney Exec Responsible For "Don't Say Gay" Original Response Quits After 3 Months

Disney Gave Florida GOP Over $190K Ahead Of “Don’t Say Gay” Law

Remember: Disney IS NOT innocent. For such a staunch LGBT “ally” they had no problem throwing us under the bus when they felt it would be to their benefit.

Via Politico:

“Weeks before The Walt Disney Co. took a stand against Florida’s contentious “Parental Rights in Education” law — which has been called the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by its critics — the theme park operator and entertainment conglomerate donated $190,000 to support Florida Republicans. The company gave $125,000 to the Republican Party of Florida and $65,000 to a committee that helps elect GOP state senators, led by incoming state Senate President Kathleen Passidomo. All the donations, which were disclosed in new campaign filings Monday, arrived as the state legislative session was getting underway in January.

Trust no one. Not even a mouse.

Or in this case a RAT.

Disney Exec Responsible For "Don't Say Gay" Original Response Quits After 3 Months

Hundreds of Right Wing Parents Protest Disney Headquarters: “The Walt Disney Company are filled with Pedophiles”

BACKSTORY: While Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law was working its way through the Florida senate, Disney CEO Bob Chapek decided that even though Disney calls itself a “ally” of the LGBT community the entertainment giant would not speak out against it and were caught having donated to the Republican politicians responsible for the hateful and extremely harmful law. Which have raised calls of boycotting Disney from the LGBT community. After the law was passed and after much pressure from millions of American’s Disney finally came out against “Don’t Say Gay” but it was too little, too late and signed into law. It was at this point that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis attacked Disney and now the entire GOP Q CON-servative right wing is also boycotting Disney.

Boycotts on the left. Boycotts on the right. This is what happens when you play both sides against the middle with peoples rights.

The video’s below are from last nights protest.

Nikki Haley Says Florida's "Don't Say Gay" Law Doesn't Go Far Enough

FLORIDA Sued Over “Don’t Say Gay” Law

A challenge has been filed in federal court in Tallahassee by the National Center for Lesbian Rights on behalf of Equality Florida and Family Equality alleges that Florida’s newly signed “Don’t Say Gay” law violates the First Amendment and other provisions of the U.S. Constitution.

A statement announcing the lawsuit says the law deliberately employs broad terms and invites arbitrary and discriminatory enforcement, empowering parents to be roving censors who can sue school boards for damages based on any perceived violation. The filing seeks to block the law from taking effect and also names Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran and other education officials as defendants.

Andrew Spar, president of the Florida Education Association union, said the law is a politically motivated weapon against the LGBT community because elementary schools, especially in kindergarten through third grade, do not teach about these subjects and have state curriculum standards guiding classroom lessons.

DeSantis and other Republicans have repeatedly described the rules as reasonable, saying children should learn about sexual orientation and gender identity from their parents, not in schools.

“We will make sure that parents can send their kids to school to get an education, not an indoctrination,” the governor said when he signed it into law this week.

Kindred Foundation to Still Hold Disney Gay Days, Begs LGBTQ Attendance After “Don’t Say Gay” Disaster

Working with One Magical Weekend (They Gay Days Circuit Party around Disney, ) The KindRED Pride Foundation which wanted to expand on the traditional Gay Days and ask that all LGBTQ visitors wear RED t-shirts to identify each other are BOTH going ahead with this years Gay Day’s and sending out emails telling attendees to ignore all calls for boycott despite the fact that the Walt Disney Company threw the states LGBTQ kids under the bus and helped set gay rights back more than 30 years in Florida.\

BOTH groups should be utterly embarrassed and ashamed to be holding such an event after Disney turned it’s back on our community. But it seems greed trumps civil rights to the money hungry vapid queens who run Gay Days and those gays who have too much money, have no empathy, and no respect for others or themselves.

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