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Leaked videos show Disney employees boasting about forcing LGBT agenda into content

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Leaked videos show Walt Disney Company executives and other high-level employees boasting about implementing a "gay agenda" through the company's work, whose primary audience is children.

Journalist Christopher Rufo obtained video from an inside "all-hands" meeting in which Disney employees discuss Florida's Parental Rights in Education bill, which protects students in kindergarten through third grade from receiving classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Disney has expressed outrage over the bill, which Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed into law on Monday.

'Gay agenda'

In one video, executive producer Latoya Raveneau — who works on shows like "Rise Up, Sing Out" and "The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder" — explained she had a "baffling" experience when she joined Disney and her pro-LGBT ideas were welcomed.

"In my little pocket of Proud Family Disney TVA, the showrunners were super welcoming. [SVP] Meredith Roberts and our leadership over there has been so welcoming to my not-at-all-secret gay agenda," Raveneau boasted.

"Maybe it was that way in the past, but I guess, like, something must have happened ... and then like all that momentum that I felt, that sense of ‘I don’t have to be afraid to have these two characters kiss in the background.’ I was just, wherever I could, just basically adding queerness," she admitted. "No one would stop me, and no one was trying to stop me."

'Many, many, many LGBTQIA characters'

In another video, Disney corporate president Karey Burke — who describes herself as "the mother of two queer children, actually, one transgender child and one pansexual child" — said she was dumbfounded when she learned Disney had produced content with only a "handful of queer leads."

"We have many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories, and yet we don't have enough leads, and narratives in which gay characters just get to be characters," Burke said.

Burke also appeared to make reference to Disney's Reimagine Tomorrow initiative, which pledges, in part, that "50% of regular and recurring characters across Disney General Entertainment scripted content will come from underrepresented groups."

Another video showed a Disney production coordinator disclose that Disney is committed to "exploring queer stories" and creating stories with enough "gender nonconforming characters," while another video showed Disney diversity and inclusion manager Vivian Ware boast about eliminating the words "ladies, "gentlemen," "boys," and "girls" from language at Disney theme parks.

The Walt Disney Co. did not respond to a request for comment from TheBlaze.

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