Disney Channel’s animated series The Owl House has officially made history with the network’s first-ever bisexual lead character. Yep, on August 8, the episode titled, “Enchanting Grom Fright” premiered on the network which teased Amity and Luz’s possible romantic relationship.
For those who missed it, the animated series is all about a Dominican-American teen, named Luz, who fights witches, demons and other supernatural creatures after stepping foot through a portal that transports her into a magical world. Initially, Luz and Amity’s character don’t get along, but they start to soften toward each other, which leads to Amity wanting to ask Luz to “Grom” during the show’s most recent episode.
may I have this dance? pic.twitter.com/LMt4ojCqnp
— the owl house out of context (@theowlhouseOOC) August 8, 2020
After the episode aired, The Owl House creator, Dana Terrace, confirmed Amity’s bisexuality and revealed how the character came to be in a Twitter thread. She revealed that her decision to include a character that was a member of the LGBTQ+ community was “VERY supported by current Disney leadership.”
“I’m bi! I want to write a bi character, d**mit!” Dana wrote. Then added, “Representation matters! Always fight to make what YOU want to see! As OH continues I can’t wait to explore things that are important to me and my crew. ”
As fans know, this isn’t the first time Disney Channel has featured an LGBTQ+ storyline. Back in 2017, Joshua Rush played the role of Cyrus Goodman in Andi Mack, who became the networks fist-ever gay character in a groundbreaking storyline where the character came to terms with his sexuality.
“Starting conversations about trust, love, relationships and family dynamics is easier when you have a show that you can relate to. Andi Mack gives young people and their parents, mentors, and champions a meaningful way to talk about these topics and the power to decide their futures. I’m so proud to bring Cyrus’ groundbreaking storyline to life and for you to see what we’ve been working on,” the actor wrote on Instagram at the time.
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