PODCAST: LGBT representation within Disney

Did you know that Ursula’s appearance from The Little Mermaid was inspired after a drag queen? Or have you ever thought that Li Shang from Mulan was pansexual?

LGBT representation has been growing throughout Disney over the past few years, with the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend campaign and the appearance of the first gay main character on a Disney Channel TV show, but maybe it has always been present.

Joined by film journalist, screenwriter and cinema studies graduate Claire White, we dissect Disney films and analyse the past, present and future of  the company’s LGBT representation.