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January 27, 2014

Lesbian moms make appearance on episode of sitcom Good Luck Charlie

The Disney Channel had not featured an LGBT character in its 31 year history.

That changed on Sunday (26 January) night when the cable channel featured a pair of lesbian moms on an episode of the popular sitcom Good Luck Charlie.

Series parents Amy and Bob Duncan set up a playdate for their preschooler Charlie and one of her new friends and get confused over the name of the mother. Amy says it's Susan and Bob says it's Cheryl.

When the two moms show up at their door with with daughter, it becomes clear that they are both right.

August 5, 2013

Says she is not 'currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to'

Raven-Symonè didn't actually write the words 'I am a lesbian' in a tweet that spread around the pop culture world like wildfire last Friday (2 July).

But people certainly got that message when she wrote: ‘I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you.’

Today, through her representatives, the former star of Disney Channel's That's So Raven and the popular Cheetah Girls movies, issued a statement elaborating on her tweet and clarifying that the actress is not getting married.

June 25, 2013

LGBT ally got her start as channel's Hannah Montana

Miley Cyrus is happy to see that The Disney Channel, which launched her to stardom as star of the Hannah Montana series, is set to introduce its first-ever gay characters next year.

An episode of its comedy series Good Luck Charlie will feature a family with two moms. It will air in 2014.

'I commend Disney for making this step into the light of this generation,' Cyrus tweeted to her 12 million followers this week.

June 21, 2013

An episode of the comedy Good Luck Charlie will include a lesbian couple

The Disney Channel, launched in 1983, has so far never featured any LGBT characters.

That is set to change in early 2014 when an episode of its series Good Luck Charlie features a family with two moms.

TV Guide reports that in the storyline, series parents Amy and Bob Duncan have set up a playdate for their preschooler Charlie and one of her new friends.

April 20, 2012

Departure of Rich Ross comes after massive box office failure of John Carter

The reign of Rich Ross as the first out head of a major movie studio has proven to be short-lived.

On Friday (20 April), Ross stepped down at chairman of Walt Disney Studios after less than three years on the job. His departure comes in the wake of the box office disaster John Carter which is expected to lose the studio arond $200 million.

In a letter to his staff, Ross wrote of the 'very difficult decision to step down' after realizing that the job was not the right fit for him: