Disney Channel Introduces Its First Same-Sex Couple USA Today
The Disney Channel made LGBT history Sunday when it introduced its first same-sex couple, reports USA Today. In an episode of “Good Luck Charlie,” Charlie’s parents set up a playdate for her with a new friend, Taylor. Charlie’s dad believes the mom’s name is Cheryl, and her mom thinks her name is Susan.
The doorbell rings, and the family meets Susan and Cheryl, Taylor’s parents. Charlie’s dad says, “Taylor has two moms!”
The storyline was developed “under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisers. Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness,” the network said last summer, when it announced the character news.