The animated series tells the story of Luz Noceda, a 14-year-old teenager who goes on a journey to another world to become a witch. In the most recent episodes, a potential relationship between Luz and another female character, Amity, is presented, after it was previously shown that Luz is also attracted to the male characters.
Amity invites Luz to the ball, in a scene where the two dance together, used by the show’s creator, Dana Terrace, to confirm that the main character is bisexual.
In a post on Twitter, Terrace explains that he intended to write a queer character from the development phase of the series. “I can’t lie, so trying to secretly introduce him to the series would have been difficult. When the show got the green light, some members of Disney’s management told me that I was NOT allowed to represent any form of bi or gay relationship on the Disney Channel, “Terrace wrote.
“I am bi! I want to write a bi character! Fortunately, my stubbornness has paid off, and now I am VERY supportive of the current Disney boss, ”Terrace added.
In dev I was very open about my intention to put queer kids in the main cast. I’m a horrible liar so sneaking it in would’ve been hard haha. When we were greenlit I was told by certain Disney leadership that I could NOT represent any form of bi or gay relationship on the Channel.
— Dana Terrace (@DanaTerrace) August 9, 2020
It’s not the first time Disney has included an LGBTQ character in a cast, it shows Variety. The film “Onward”, released this year, has been banned in several countries in the Middle East because it refers to lesbianism, while the series “Andi Mack” had the first character to discover that he is gay, and the short film “Out” , released on Disney +, includes a gay main character.