Walt Disney To Air Transgender Ad
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
WASHINGTON (Worthy News) – The Walt Disney Company will air an advertisement on all its broadcasting channels condemning bills banning genital mutilation surgeries for children and the teaching of LGBT ideology in schools.
In the ad, a mother of a transgender-identified child accuses Americans of supporting the legislation of trying to “tear our families apart.”
“There are some politicians who are trying to tear my family apart simply because my son is transgender,” the teen’s mother says in the 60-second ad. “Trans kids don’t have a political agenda,” she adds. “They are just kids. They want to be left alone. My family is just like yours, we love our kids unconditionally, and we will never stop fighting for them. Stand with us. Protect our families.”
The commercial aired by Disney was created by GLAAD, formerly known as The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. It recently changed its name to just “GLAAD” to be more “inclusive” towards the transgender community.
The media monitoring group claims to promote a favorable view of LGBT issues and individuals in the media.
Walt Disney, once known for its happy Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck characters, now wants to incorporate that “queerness” and other LGBT ideology into its family programming, critics say.
It has received intense criticism over its outspoken opposition to a Florida parental rights bill recently signed into law by the U.S. state’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.
The legislation says, “classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation and gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3.”
It also bans such instruction “in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”
While U.S. states, including Alabama, Arizona, and Arkansas, passed bills banning the prescription of cross-sex hormones and puberty blockers to minors, the Florida law does not include such a provision.
The controversy prompted worship artist Sean Feucht to hold a protest in front of Disney’s headquarters in Burbank, California.
Like Disney, children’s cable television giant Nickelodeon aired a new advertisement for “International Trans Day of Visibility,” featuring a 12-year-old transgender girl. The ad shows Rebekah Bruesehoff, a tween transgender activist, who claims that growing up in the LGBTQ+ community has changed her perspective on life that has just begun.
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