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Come on Disney #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.

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Every little girl in the United States of America can’t stop singing “Let It Go” from Disney’s latest princess movie “Frozen,” and the movie came out three years ago. Needless to say, the movie was legendary. Disney made over a billion dollars in box office sales so, obviously, they are working on a sequel. Girls around the world are eager to reconnect with Elsa, the beautiful and bold ice princess from the first film. Unlike her sister, Anna, Elsa did not meet her Prince Charming in the first movie. In fact, she had little interaction with men at all. Many in the LGBT community see this as an opportunity to expand her romantic possibilities. Founder of Feminist Culture, Alexis Isabel, raised an interesting idea through her hashtag: .

Her fans quickly assembled behind her, and the hashtag has since gone viral. In an article on MTV, Isabel explains how pivotal this could be for American culture, considering that Disney has a large influence on the next generation’s understanding of love and relationships.

“Giving young girls the chance to understand that a princess can love another princess the same way Cinderella loved her Prince Charming is vital to their development. No one deserves to feel isolated and confused about who they are. All we need is someone to show us that there are other options, other kinds of princesses, and other ways to have the happy ending that you deserve.”

A Disney film featuring a lesbian princess would be a huge win for the LGBT community. As Isabel states in her article, “many in the LGBT community view this movie as a metaphor for the experience of coming out and accepting who you are.” How great would it be for the next movie to shed even more light on their struggle? Disney has been supporting the “gay agenda” since the early 90s, from gay pride events at Disney World to health insurance benefits for gay and lesbian workers.

Disney has the idea and the fans to back it up. Will they take a chance on a unique plot and culturally progressive opportunity?

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To get his new album Cold Answer, (which features the three songs from him you heard on this episode), visit

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