Disney presents the first non-binary character in its children’s animated TV series The Owl House
Disney has highlighted its first since forever expressly non-binary character in its children’s animated TV series The Owl House.
The character, Raine Whispers, included in the most recent episode of the series, and is voiced by Avi Roque, a non-binary actor.
The Owl House follows the adventures of a teen girl named Luz Noceda, who is moved to a different universe by a magic portal.
Composing on Twitter, Roque said that the role represented a “dream come true”, and specified that Raine uses they/them pronouns.
The Owl House has been applauded for its gender diversity before, and is the first Disney Channel program to highlight a bisexual leading character.
The show’s maker, Dana Terrace, guaranteed that she had at first confronted pushback on representation from “certain” members of Disney leadership.
“In [development], I was very open about my intention to put queer kids in the main cast,” she tweeted last August. “When we were greenlit, I was told by certain Disney leadership that I could NOT represent any form of bi or gay relationship on the Channel.”
Be that as it may, she specified: “Now I am VERY supported by current Disney leadership. Representation matters! Always fight to make what YOU want to see!”
In the UK, The Owl House can be streamed on Disney Plus.