Disney Channel to Include First Same-Sex Couple

… in one episode of the final season of Good Luck Charlie. 

Yet still, the lesbian couple will be the first scripted LGBTQ characters on the Disney Channel, ever. According to reports:

“Good Luck Charlie is currently in the process of casting the lesbian couple, who will appear as the parents of one of Charlie’s playdates. According to TV Guide:

When the kid arrives, the Duncans learn that Charlie’s pal has two moms. That’s fine, but the potential new friendship is put to the test as one mom chats with Amy, and the other is stuck listening to Bob’s dull stories … The episode will air in early 2014 as part of Good Luck Charlie’s final season. Because Good Luck Charlie is coming to a close, the characters are only expected to appear in this one episode.

TV Guide’s article also hilariously notes that the storyline is being developed ‘under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors'”

I’m not sure if that is protocol for all episodes on the Disney Channel, or if Mickey Mouse TV is still not sure about whether or not lesbians pose a threat to children’s development. Either way, this is certainly a strategically placed (after all if the episode gets negative feedback, the show is ending anyway) baby step in the right direction.

Feministing's resident "sexpert", Sesali is a published writer and professional shit talker. She is a queer Black girl, fat girl, and trainer. She was the former Training Director at the United States Student Association and later a member of the Youth Organizing team at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She received her bachelors in Women's and Gender Studies from Depaul University in 2012 and is currently pursuing a master's in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. A self identified "trap" feminist, and trained with a reproductive justice background, her interests include the intersections of feminism and: pop culture, youth culture, social media, hip hop, girlhood, sexuality, race, gender, and Beyonce. Sesali joined the team in 2010 as one of the winners of our So You Think You Can Blog contest.

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