Despite having less than a handful of queer characters, Disney has had a fanatically devoted gay fanbase. Just take a look at Tumblr briefly, before you get weirded out. This year, the company has finally decided to embrace their queer following and profit potentials , releasing a full brand new line of gay pride merchandise. As of Monday, Disney's queer fans and allies can purchase everything from rainbow tank tops to rainbow Mickey Mouse hats.
Gay Days Anaheim returns to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure this weekend
From its modest beginnings in as a informal, one-day celebration at Walt Disney World at which gay and lesbian participants donned red shirts and traveled around the park together, Gay Days at Disney World—also known as Orlando Gay Days—has evolved into one of the world's foremost LGBTQ celebrations. It's also helped spawn an unrelated though similarly popular event in California each October, Gay Days Anaheim at Disneyland. Although neither Walt Disney World nor any of the parks or tourism organizations in greater Orlando actually produce this event, they do sanction and support this week-long series of social gatherings at the area's various theme parks and hotels as well as both circuit-style parties and concerts along with more laid-back revelry at countless venues throughout the region. More than , participants have attended Disney Gay Days in past years. You can obtain special Gay Days Orlando rates, which include admission to the hotel pool parties, here. The Margaritaville Resort is a complex featuring a hotel and cottages, shopping, dining, a waterpark, and an entertainment district.
One Magical Weekend – Disney gay Pride
It's getting close to Pride season — a joyous occasion for both the LGBTQ community and the corporations who hawk them crap they don't need. Crappy rainbow pens aside, some of this merchandise invariably has a positive cultural impact. It's a positive step forward for the company, even though the brand's films and shows lag behind in queer representation. Fans can also buy a rainbow patch featuring two Mickey Mouse hands in the shape of a heart. Before criticizing the company's efforts and taking away whatever little joy you just experienced, it's worth noting that Disney has always had a heavily gay fanbase.
To Our Gay Days Family, Friends and Guests, Our concern for the health and safety of our guests, vendors, sponsors, and staff is of utmost importance. We know that this is a difficult time for everyone, on behalf of the entire Gay Days family, please stay safe and healthy, we look forward to seeing you at one of our future Gay Days events. Thank you,. Searching Availability