When Celebrities Brag About Going to Florida to Perform; Florida's GOP Threatens Disney's Governmental Privileges, President of Disney Entertainment Wants More Gay Characters, Ryan Field Books

When Celebrities Brag About Going to Florida to Perform

This is why I don’t like the idea of giving straight allies too much control over LGBTQIA issues. You can’t trust all straight people. Some are so steeped in their straight privilege they don’t get what it’s like to be marginalized. 

With that said, there is a straight woman performer I follow on social media and she recently bragged and boasted about her next performances in Florida. She claims to be a huge ally of the LGBTQIA community. So clearly, I was a little stunned when I read her post about Florida. 

Now I totally understand that she has to work, and I totally understand that she’s not prepared to boycott Florida like so many others. But she’s supposed to be an ally, and she could at least mention the hideous Governor and the awful don’t say gay bill. I also know she’s not shy about posting political opinions.  But she clearly didn’t care enough to say anything.  

And that’s wrong. You can’t be a clueless part-time ally of the LGBTQIA community and expect to be taken seriously. You’re either a full-time ally, or you’re not. The last things we need right now with the way the GOP is going are disingenuous allies. 

As a side note, this same celebrity also claims that COVID is over. I’m not joking. That’s what she said on social media, in writing. 

Florida’s GOP Threatens Disney’s Governmental Privileges

Here’s more with the ongoing story about the don’t say gay bill in Florida. 

Now the GOP is allegedly threatening Disney’s “governmental privileges.” And I had no idea what this meant until I read the article. I had no idea that in some instances Disney has the power to act as its own government.  Apparently, it was a deal made in 1967 in order to attract Disney to Florida. At the time Florida had a much better reputation with the world than it has now. 

Florida Rep. Spencer Roach tweeted Wednesday that meetings have been convened to “discuss a repeal” of the Reedy Creek Improvement District agreement that “allows Disney to act as its own government.”

Here’s more. Disney is really taking a huge beating with all this. On the one hand, they’ve alienated the LGBTQIA crowd because they didn’t act soon enough. And on the other hand, after they came out against the don’t say gay bill Florida’s most vicious anti-LGBTQIA conservatives are after them. It’s as though they can’t win in either direction. 

But that’s the problem with trying to remain neutral. If you’re in a high-profile position, as the CEO of Disney, you simply must take a stand in one direction or the other. 

I’m sure there’s more to come. 

President of Disney Entertainment Wants More Gay Characters

In what appears to be a response to the don’t say gay bill in Florida, the President of entertainment at Disney wants more gay characters. I think it shows the outrage people have against Florida’s Governor, too. 

 Karey Burke, president of Disney’s General Entertainment Content, announced on a company-wide Zoom call Monday that as “the mother of two queer children”—one transgender and one pansexual, she elaborated—she intends to drastically ramp up queer visibility within the Magic Kingdom…

Here’s the rest. I actually don’t think most people who go to Disney will have an issue with this. My straight brother and his wife go there at least 4 times a year. They have a timeshare there. And I know they would support this, just like most other straight people who have LGBQIA people in their lives. It’s really only the worst of the MAGA crowd that would have issues. 

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