Disneyland Paris will officially sponsor “Magical Pride” on June 1 — the first time a Disney theme park will sponsor a gay pride event. http://ow.ly/9aZQ30oQ4t1
Sponsoring “Magical Pride” marks a dramatic shift for Disney. Disney’s parks in the U.S., Japan and China allow independent groups to stage gay-themed events, but Disney hasn’t advertised, promoted or organized them — until now. https://lat.ms/2wrw0DL
“Gay Days Anaheim” organizes Gay Days in October with Disneyland’s support, but the group prefers not being obliged to get the park’s blessings for every detail of the celebration. https://lat.ms/2wrw0DL
“Disney does help and provide some support on some level with the Gay Days events but I do believe it will only be a matter of time before they fully embrace it as they have in France,” said Disney expert Aaron Goldberg. https://lat.ms/2wrw0DL
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