Leaked video from Disney’s “Reimagine Tomorrow” summit reveals top-level employees openly discussing the company’s push to include more LGBTQ+ content in its ever-growing library.
Released by Christopher Rufo of City Journal, one video featured executive producer Latoya Raveneau casually talking about how the company encouraged her “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” when she became an employee.
“I love Disney’s content, I grew up watching all the classics,” said Raveneau. “They have been a huge informative part of my life. But at the same time, I worked at small studios most of my career and I’ve heard things like they won’t let you show this in a Disney show, and I’m like okay.”
“So I was a little suss when I started. But then, my experience was bafflingly the opposite of what I had heard,” she continued. “In my little pocket of Proud Family TVA, the showrunners were super welcoming. Meredith Roberts and our leadership over there has been so welcoming to my not-at-all secret gay agenda.”
Raveneau said that this sudden change in Disney encouraged her to add “queerness” wherever she could, whether it was having two characters kiss or just having a queer character.