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Disney introduces its first official gay character

Disney and Pixar's "Onward" director confirms the animated movie will introduce the first self-identifying LGBTQ character into the Pixar world.
Lena Waithe will voice Disney's first confirmed LGBTQ character in the ucpoming Pixar film, "Onward." (Disney)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WTSP) — Disney and Pixar's newest animated movie, "Onward," hits theaters in two weeks, but it's already making headlines as the first Disney movie to have a confirmed LGBTQ character.

Comedian Lena Waithe voices a lesbian police officer.

According to early screenings, in one scene, her character says her wife's daughter is making her pull her hair out.

In the past, people have inferred that several characters, like Elsa and LeFoue from "Beauty and the Beast," might be gay but this is the first time a character specifically mentions her same-sex partner.

"Onward" follows two brothers who go on an epic journey, after finding a magic wand to spend 24 hours with their late father.

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