by Christopher Rudolph
Hop on your broomstick because Dana Terrace, the creator of the witchy Disney Channel animated series, The Owl House, revealed on Twitter that the show’s lead character, Lux Noceda, is bisexual, like Terrace herself.
“I’m a horrible liar so sneaking it in would’ve been hard. When we were greenlit I was told by certain Disney leadership that I could NOT represent any form of bi or gay relationship on the Channel,” she wrote. “Luckily my stubbornness paid off and now I am VERY supported by current Disney leadership.”
If you don’t regularly tune in for The Owl House, the animated series follows 14-year-old Dominican-American Luz as she continues her quest to become a witch, with the help of Eda, a rogue witch voiced by national treasure Wendie Malick. It premiered back in January, but on August 8 the show aired an episode featuring a prom where Luz dances with another female character, Amity, who has a crush on Luz.
The Disney Channel original series Andi Mack made history and headlines back in October 2017 when 13-year-old Cyrus Goodman (Joshua Rush) confided in friends Andi (Peyton Elizabeth Lee) and Buffy (Sofia Wylie) that he had a crush on Andi’s boyfriend, Jonah (Asher Angel), which marked the beginning of Disney Channel’s first coming-out storyline. The network also introduced a pair of lesbian moms in a 2014 episode of Good Luck Charlie. Disney XD’s animated series Gravity Falls featured a gay male couple in 2016, and a gay couple on Ducktales earlier this year.
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