Could Elsa Be Disney's First LGBT Princess on 'Frozen 2'?

A new movement is calling for Elsa to 'get a girlfriend.'

Could Elsa Be Disney's First LGBT Princess on 'Frozen 2'?
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Frozen made waves in 2013 when it became the first Disney movie starring females capable of saving themselves; the first film of its kind to flip the damsel in distress narrative on its sad little head, while still managing to offer up a captivating emotional journey.

Parents, knowing this, flocked to the theaters, shops, and web for all the Frozen showings and merchandise they could get. Kids, somehow knowing this, fell in love with it. It was an influential film, and now fans are calling for its sequel to break a new kind of barrier.

After FeministCulture.com founder Alexis Isabel Moncada called upon Disney to make Elsa their first LGBT character, the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend took over Twitter:

In a follow-up article for MTV, Moncada said her inspiration came from her own lack of queer role models as a child:

"Growing up, I never saw a princess fall in love with another princess — and neither have girls growing up right now. The entertainment industry has given us girls who have fallen in love with beasts, ogres who fall for humans, and even grown women who love bees. But we’ve never been able to see the purity in a queer relationship."

The idea isn't too far-fetched. Though progress is slow, the LGBTQ community continues to gain momentum in media via popular shows like Empire, Orange Is the New Black, How to Get Away with Murder, Sense8, and The 100.

So far, though, no response from Disney.

Frozen 2 is set to debut before 2018.

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