The first part of that headline is no doubt enough to make some people’s head explode.
But I gotta hand it to The Disney Channel for featuring an LGBT character for the first time in its 31 year history.
Let’s be real: some of the kids who watch those shows will turn out to be gay and the others will know gay people. One of the biggest stars in the history of The Disney Channel – Raven-Symone of “That’s So Raven” – came out as a lesbian last year.
Anyway, on Sunday, the cable channel featured a pair of lesbian moms on an episode of the popular sitcom “Good Luck Charlie.”
Series parents Amy and Bob Duncan set up a playdate for their preschooler Charlie and one of her new friends and get confused over the name of the mother. Amy says it’s Susan and Bob says it’s Cheryl.
When the two moms show up at their door with with daughter, it becomes clear that they are both right.
The parents react non-chalantly as the moms enter the house.
Says Bob to his wife: ‘Oh, Taylor has two moms.’
Amy replies sarcastically: ‘Nothing gets past you, Bob.’
The tension in the episode is not from the fact that the women are lesbians but from one of them being stuck listening to dull stories told by Bob and the other continually cuts Amy off.
The lesbian characters are part of a one-time subplot on the episode.
Hope to see more of them.
How about a spinoff called My Two Moms!
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