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Breaking New Ground

Disney airs its first same-sex kiss

An episode of Star vs the Forces of Evil features same-sex couples kissing at a concert.

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DISNEY HAS AIRED its very first same-sex kiss, in a recent episode of one its animated TV shows.

The show, called Star vs the Forces of Evil, features two of the protagonists attending a concert and shows loved-up couples kissing during one of the songs.

In the scene, both male-male and female-female couples can be seen kissing in a historic first for the film and television company.

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The show, aired on Disney XD and now in its second season, is not the first to feature a same-sex couple, but it is the first time that a couple has been shown kissing.

Live-action Disney Channel show Good Luck Charlie featured a story arc involving a lesbian couple, while Gravity Falls featured two gay policemen.

Furthermore, this won’t be Disney’s only airing of same-sex relations this year.

The upcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast is set to feature a subplot where Le Fou, the sidekick of the evil antagonist Gaston, is confused by his sexuality and attracted to the villain.

Director Bill Condon said: “Le Fou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston… It’s somebody who’s just realising that he has these feelings. And Josh [actor Josh Gad] makes something really subtle and delicious out of it.”

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