Disney will organise its first Pride March in France
The first Pride Parade in a Disney Theme Park will be held this year, on the 1st of July at Disneyland Paris, located in the Marne-la-Vallée, in France.
Queerty, a gay and lesbian news and entertainment site, reported that Disney themselves would organise the LGBT march in the park, with musical events, and genuine decorations. They have named the exhibition “Magical Pride.”
“Celebrating diversity at the place where dreams come true, Magical Pride warmly welcomes anyone and everyone to come and party, play and stay at Disneyland® Paris,” the park says on its website.
Disney’s support for LGBT pride started 28 years ago, when, in 1991, the company organised the “Disney Gay Days.” The first unofficial Magical Pride event reportedly occurred in Disneyland Paris in 2014; however, it was not organised by the park itself.
In recent times, Disney movies have begun to adopt the LGBT theme. Last year’s “The Beauty and the Beast,” “Doc McStuffins,” and “Star vs the Forces of Evil” all included gay persons. Disney’s live-performance, “Jungle Cruise” will feature an openly gay character.
One reason why Disney may be openly embracing LGBTQ events is that they are highly profitable. Disney’s unofficial Gay Days typically draws tens of thousands of people.