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Disney Brings In Trans Representation In Their Latest Series, ‘Baymax’

Reisha Shetty
Junior Digital Writer

Over the years, Disney has evolved and has been focusing on being more inclusive. Recently, in Disney’s latest animated spinoff series, Baymax, there has been a positive representation of the LGBTQ+ community that has garnered a lot of attention from people around the world. Baymax, who first appeared in the 2014 animated feature film, Big Hero 6, is a robotic healthcare companion, who helps the people of San Fransokyo with their medical needs.

In the episode Sofia, Baymax can be seen helping out a little girl who requires a menstrual product because she gets her period just before her talent show starts. Being the healthcare companion, Baymax sets out to the store where he receives advice from many shoppers, including a transmasculine character who wears a T-shirt with the colours of the trans pride flag, and who always gets the pads with wings. While many people were happy to see Disney starting a positive conversation around menstrual health among children, some people thought the production house was imposing a ‘woke’ agenda and confusing viewers around sexuality.

Disney has been focusing on representing the LGBTQ+ community in their films and shows lately. From Pixar’s first openly gay character in the film, Onward to one of the most popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki coming out as bisexual, Disney Studios has been taking many such small steps toward a larger change, and we’re here for it.