(OPINION) ETH – The boom in LGBT content for children has continued, with yet another classic getting a Pride makeover. According to Christianity Daily, the fairytale Cinderella will be coming to Amazon Prime in September with a “LGBTQ sexless godmother,” played, unsurprisingly, by male homosexual Billy Porter.
Porter told CBS that the new version will be “a classic fairytale for a new generation.” The BBC is also plugging a new children’s book called My Daddies, the story of a motherless little girl adopted by two men. This book was newsworthy not because there is any shortage of this sort of thing lately, but because it is “the first book of its kind to be written and illustrated by same-sex adoptive parents,” and “the first picture book about two gay dads with both an LGBT author and illustrator.”
PBS, as I noted earlier this month in my LifeSiteNews column, is pitching a drag queen called “Little Miss Hot Mess” — funded by the taxpayer. The intended audience is ages three to eight. Netflix’s latest animated feature film for children, The Mitchells vs. the Machines, also manages to shoehorn in some LGBT content. In one of the final scenes, the mother asks her daughter if she will be bringing her lesbian partner to Thanksgiving.
This, of course, is precisely the sort of matter-of-fact representation the movement has long been pushing for. LGBT toys, as one media outlet put it, are also “all the rage”: Potato Head family sets feature gay and lesbian couples on the box. Barbie wears “love wins” T-shirts along with her girlfriend. Now Lego wants in on it. The Scandinavian toy brand has unveiled an LGBTQ-themed set called “Everyone Is Awesome.”
It goes on sale June 1, the first day of Pride Month. Rather than depicting LGBTQ individuals or relationships, the toy centers around the 11 colors of the Pride flag, with bricks and figures in monochromatic colors. It’s a symbolic gesture of support for the LGBTQ community. READ MORE