Ellen Degeneres stars as Dory, a lovable, very forgetful fish in Pixar’s new Finding Nemo spin-off, Finding Dory, but will it be the first Disney flick to portray an LGBT couple?
By the looks of it, the answer may be yes. Matthew Gottula was the first to pay notice to what appears to be a lesbian couple strolling on the sidewalk with their baby in the film’s new trailer, sharing screencaps from the clip on Twitter.
Twitter users have poured out their support, commending Disney for (finally!) introducing viewers to gay and lesbian characters in the Pixar Universe. According to GLAAD’s fourth annual Studio Responsibility Index, “Hollywood’s films lag far behind any other form of media when it comes to portrayals of LGBT characters.”
Just this year, Walt Disney Co. earned a failing grade on the Index, so here’s to turning a new page on inclusion.
Watch the trailer for Finding Dory, below: