Earlier this month, Disney confirmed it has a bixsexual lead character on their The Owl House cartoon series which stars a 14-year-old Dominican-American girl, Luz Noceda. The animated series follows Luz's adventure to becoming a witch, even though she does not have any magical abilities. She is voiced by Sarah-Nicole Robles
In a series of tweets, The Owl House creator Dana Terrace, who also identifies as bisexual, admits that not everyone at Disney leadership was fond of her idea to put an LGBTQ+ character in the show. "I was very open about my intention to put queer kids in the main cast. I'm a horrible liar so sneaking it in would've been hard. I was told by certain Disney leadership that I could not represent any form of bi or gay relationship on the channel.”
The Owl House creator was happy to receive positive feedback from viewers and the LGBTQ+ community. “I'm bi! I want to write a bi character, dammit! Luckily my stubbornness paid off and now I am VERY supported by current Disney leadership,” she says.
In the story, lead character Luz finds herself stuck in the Demon Realm and battles the forces of evil alongside a rebellious witch and a pint-sized warrior. The teen Dominican American girl also aspires to be a witch despite her lack of magical abilities. Show creator Dana says she was happy to fight for representation in Disney. “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. Looking forward to the next chapter,” she explained.
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. Looking forward to the next chapter. 🦉💕— Dana Terrace (@DanaTerrace) August 9, 2020
...Which is next week in WING IT LIKE WITCHES!
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The Owl House first premiered on the Disney channel in January and returned in July after a few months' break. It has already been renewed for a second season.