(PatriotWise.com)- Kristina Schake has been selected as the Walt Disney Company’s new head spokeswoman. The political operative will begin immediately after serving as an advisor in the Obama White House and as deputy communications director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
President Joe Biden appointed Schake to oversee the coronavirus vaccine campaign at the Department of Health and Human Services last year. She was also a counselor for the secretary for strategic communications. She left the company at the end of 2021.
The American Foundation for Equal Rights, which Schake co-founded, successfully challenged the state’s restriction on same-sex marriage, which the Supreme Court overturned in 2013.
Schake’s appointment at Disney comes after the struggling company’s CEO, Bob Chapek, committed to assisting in the repeal of Florida’s parental rights in education law.
According to Chapek, Disney will also provide money to campaigns to oppose similar legislation in other states. It will “halt” political donations in Florida out of respect for the state’s “LGBTQ+ community.”
In recent years, many videos show Disney officials bragging about producing LGBT material geared at young audiences.
Christopher F. Rufo, a conservative activist and fellow at The Manhattan Institute posted a scoop on Twitter:
Disney corporate president Karey Burke says, “as the mother [of] one transgender child and one pansexual child,” she supports having “many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories” and wants a minimum of 50 percent of characters to be LGBTQIA and racial minorities.
Disney has spent years incorporating LGBTQ content into its programming for adolescent audiences, including a Pride event for kids starring drag queen Nina West and renditions of iconic Disney songs with LGBTQ themes.
Here are just a few examples of Disney queerness:
-In the series finale of the animated Disney series Gravity Falls, it’s revealed that two police officers who regularly exchanged loving remarks throughout the series were revealed to be in love.
-In 2017, filmmaker Bill Condon, who is gay, said that Gaston’s henchman LeFou (Josh Gad) would have a crush on Gaston in his version of Beauty and the Beast (Luke Evans). He also guaranteed that LeFou’s gayness would be depicted onscreen in a pivotal sequence.
-Andi Mack, the Disney Channel’s live-action coming-of-age show, features the channel’s first openly gay character. Cyrus, a kind middle schooler, had an agonizing coming-out arc in the show’s second season, in which he told his buddy Buffy that he was in love with their mutual friend Jonah.
-Captain America runs a support group for folks who lost loved ones at the start of Avengers: Endgame. A man speaks about how difficult it has been since he lost his male companion and how he tentatively intends to go on a date shortly.