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Give Elsa a girlfriend

by Nicole Garofalo, staff reporter

With Elsa being possibly the only Disney princess without a prince to sweep her off her feet, users on Twitter saw this as an opportunity for the Frozen character to be Disney’s first ever LGBT princess. Using the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, people’s opinions began pouring in. Picture attribution to CupcakeGurl on Twitter.
With Elsa being possibly the only Disney princess without a prince to sweep her off her feet, users on Twitter saw this as an opportunity for the Frozen character to be Disney’s first ever LGBT princess. Using the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, people’s opinions began pouring in. Picture attribution to CupcakeGurl on Twitter.

With Elsa being possibly the only Disney princess without a prince to sweep her off her feet, users on Twitter saw this as an opportunity for the Frozen character to be Disney’s first ever LGBT princess. Using the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, people’s opinions began pouring in.

“A gay Disney princess would have helped me feel so much more normal when I was younger. Representation is important,” said one Twitter user under the hashtag.

Especially in today’s society, representation definitely is important. There are multiple common misconceptions about queer couples, and that could be blamed on the very little amount of them that are seen in mainstream media. People of society aren’t able to educate themselves on something, unless it’s everywhere they look; if it’s not everywhere, they won’t go searching for it.

Many argue that Disney shouldn’t make this decision to make Elsa a gay princess because it will “confuse” or “influence” their children when they watch the movie.

“Please stop this trend. Protect the hearts and minds of children, once this gate is opened… there will be no stopping,” another Twitter user said, totally opposing the idea.

Protecting? More like sheltering. Concerned viewers may not realize that being exposed to a diversity of different types of people and relationships at a young age can be educating, and not confusing. It’s also unlikely that their children will “turn gay” due to seeing a homosexual couple because, despite the disbelief, people who are gay are born that way.

“There’s not many LGBT characters in well-known TV series and movies. It would be great if Elsa was made the first gay princess in Disney. It would make history,” junior Kailey Bosyk said.

For years on end, the LGBT community has been fighting for fair representation, and making Elsa the first princess without a prince, but another princess by her side would be a win for all generations. Teenagers and adults need to learn that love is love, and young children need to understand that some girls love girls and some boys love boys, and that’s okay. Who would be better to get that message across than the already beloved Queen Elsa of Arendelle?

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