Disney Channel introduces same-sex moms
Ten years after Play School, the Disney Channel makes US history with lesbian mothers on a children's show.
But on the weekend the The Disney Channel made history in the US by introducing the first openly gay characters on the children’s network.
The characters were a lesbian couple who dropped off their child for a play-date in the latest episode of hit kid’s show, Good Luck Charlie.
The storyline sees the show’s parents Amy and Bob Duncan (Leigh-Allyn Baker and Eric Allan Kramer) set up a play-date for their preschooler Charlie (Mia Talerico) and one of her new friends. When the friend arrives to play, the family discover she has two mothers, Susan and Cheryl.
Disney said the episode was developed to be “relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness.”
Lobby website One Million Moms has now threatened to boycott the show and the channel for its plans “to corrupt the children’s channel with LGBT content’.