Honoring Pride is a long-standing tradition of The Walt Disney Company, and I am incredibly proud to work for a company that supports inclusion as a core value and provides a welcoming environment which allows me to bring my true authentic self to work. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and a longstanding Disney cast member (more than 20 years!), I greatly appreciate the consistent opportunity for my voice to be heard.
Disney has a long history of supporting LGBTQIA+ organizations and charities around the world, including GLSEN in the U.S. This year, we are further deepening our support. We will be donating all of our profits from the Disney Pride Collection sales now through June 30, 2022, to organizations that support LGBTQIA+ youth and families. This includes merchandise from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars.
The annual collection in celebration of Pride was first introduced in 2018 and this year, we are excited to debut new branding for the Disney Pride Collection, dreamed up and designed by members and allies of the community, for members and allies of the community. Be on the lookout for more stories about not only the amazing cast members working on this collection, but also other members of the community making magic around the world right here on the Disney Parks Blog.
In the U.S., profits from the collection will benefit GLSEN, PFLAG, The Trevor Project, Zebra Coalition, Los Angeles LGBT Center, LGBTQ Center Orange County, San Francisco LGBT Center and Ali Forney Center. Profits from other regions around the world will continue to support local charities in those countries. You can learn more about these organizations and their incredible, impactful work by visiting TWDCPrideCollection.com.
I’m proud to share just a bit about what we are doing for the LGBTQIA+ community and to joyfully celebrate Pride not just for the month of June, but all year-round.
The first items in the Disney Pride Collection are available now at shopDisney.com, but be sure to be on the lookout for additional pieces in the near future showcasing how we are always proud.
The Disney Pride Collection is just one way Disney Parks, Experiences and Products is showing our support for the LGBTQIA+ community during the month of June. There’s plenty to celebrate at our theme parks and resorts, from entertainment and art displays to festive décor, Disney PhotoPass Service photo opportunities, and themed food and beverage offerings. We’ll also be highlighting inspirational and celebratory stories about our guests, cast and community on the Disney Parks Blog and across our social media channels.
I can’t wait till FantasMic officially returning to Walt Disney World to Disneyland
Superb article Lisa! I absolutely love the photos in this article.
Applaud the representation, and the Disney company for donating all proceeds to LGBTQIA+ organizations this year!
I greatly adore and admire the Disney company for all of this! 😀 🙂
I am such a HUGE fan of the open representation. I remember when Disney was one of the first (if not THE first) American company to offer medical benefits to same-sex partners in the 1990s, the first time I was a cast member.
A friend pointed out this collection on Shop Disney a couple days ago, and I replied, “if they had a demisexual flag pin, they’d have made a sale with me today” (for those not in the know, demisexual means I cannot get attracted to someone unless I know them well).
I was fortunate enough to work at Disneyland in the mid-1990s and again in the early 2000s, where I worked with the most diverse group of people I’ve ever worked with. I grew up in L.A. so I was used to racial diversity and how not-different they are other than life experiences and challenges, but this was my first time working with the LGBTQIA+ community and they taught me SO much about how not-different they are, other than life experiences and challenges.
Thank you Disney, for recognizing these wonderful people.
THIS IS HOW IT’S DONE! And the merch is FIERCE! Bravo, Disney. Legacy is your side. Thank you.
I love seeing the LGBTQ representation, but I wish you’d also show size inclusivity. I’m 6’4″ and need at least a 4XL – which you rarely carry. I also wear a size 13 shoe and wish the Crocs collabs would carry a 13. It’s disappointing to tout inclusivity in one area and then fail it in another.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Representation matters. This is amazing. Love wins. ❤️