'Beauty And The Beast' Features Disney First Openly Gay Character

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And expect a "exclusively gay moment."

Finally!

The highly anticipated live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast will debut Disney's first openly gay character. 

Josh Gad, who voiced the lovable Olaf from Frozen, plays Gaston's goofy sidekick, LeFou, in the upcoming Beauty and the Beast movie starring Emma Watson, which opens March 17.

"LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston," Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon stated in a recent interview with Attitude magazine. "He's confused about what he wants. It's somebody who's just realizing that he has these feelings."

Condon promised the film will have a "nice, exclusively gay moment" at the end."

Aww! This sound so amazing!

And speaking of Frozen, if you looked closely, there was a very subtle introduction of a gay character in this scene featuring Oaken, the owner of the trading post.

Yep, that's his husband and kids! Or partner, whichever you prefer to call him.

And don't forget that Frozen's iconic song, "Let It Go" even caused a controversy with some people believing it was a pro-gay anthem, Elsa's coming out song. No such claim has been found to be true, but believe what you want to believe. And if those in the LGBTQ community choose to use it as a way to "come out" then let them!

Last year, after rumors of a Frozen sequel started up, many advocated for Disney giving Elsa a girlfriend, even creating the hashtag #giveelsaagirlfriend, which was shared all over every social media platform.

We hope Lefou finds the perfect guy! And we couldn't be more excited for Beauty and the Beast. Way to go Disney!

 

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