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Lena Waithe to Voice Disney's First LGBTQ Animated Character

Lena Waithe to Voice Disney's First LGBTQ Animated Character

The new Disney and Pixar movie Onward is hitting theaters very soon and it will make history as the studio’s first animated film to feature an openly LGBTQ character.

Lena Waithe, who is an openly gay screenwriter and actor, will be voicing the role of Officer Spector, a Cyclops cop. Without giving away too many spoilers, in the film, the character mentions that she has a girlfriend with a daughter.

“It just kind of happened,” Onward producer Kori Rae told Yahoo Entertainment. “The scene, when we wrote it, was kind of fitting and it opens up the world a little bit, and that’s what we wanted.”

Director Dan Scanlon added, “It’s a modern fantasy world and we want to represent the modern world.”

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