The cast of Raven’s Home, led by Raven-Symone, participate in Disney’s walkout to protest Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
The cast of The Raven’s House participates in Disney walkout to protest “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Florida’s controversial legislation is officially known as the Parental Rights in Education Bill, although it is popularly known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Passed on March 8, the bill prevents the teaching of various subjects involving sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, and limits the teaching of these subjects in other grades unless that they are “suitable for age or developmentThe bill also allows parents to sue schools that teach these subjects.
Given the media conglomerate’s massive presence in Florida, from Disney World to the various theme parks that make the state such a popular tourist destination, many expected the company to take a strong stance against the bill. controversial. However, Disney remained silent on the subject for some time, and CEO Bob Chapek later defended the decision, followed by several employees publicly criticizing him. Last week, it was revealed that LGBTQ+ employees at Disney and their allies were planning a week-long strike to protest Florida’s controversial bill and the company’s handling of the situation.
Now the Disney Channel Cast The Raven’s House is one of those employees who organize daily walkouts to protest against state legislation. In a video posted on lead star Raven-SymoneOn Instagram, the actress showed solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community and denounced the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. In the clip, Symone can be seen alongside the The Raven’s House cast, which includes Isaac Ryan Brown, Rondell Sheridan, Mykal-Michelle Harris, Emmy Lui-Wang and Felix Avitia. Check the message below:
It’s so raven originally aired on Disney Channel in 2003 and was very successful before ending in 2007. Symone played the lead role of Raven Baxter, a high school girl with physical abilities that allow her to see visions of the future in short. In 2017, Raven and her best friend Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol) returned for the revival titled The Raven’s House, which sees both characters as divorced single mothers moving their families under the same roof.
Symone, who has been married to wife Miranda Maday since 2020, has often been outspoken about LGBTQ+ issues, previously revealing Disney offered to create her character on The Raven’s House gay, and explaining why she ultimately turned down their offer. The walkout is just the latest example of Symone’s efforts to draw attention to this important issue. What effect does Raven HomeThe Disney walkout and the overall Disney protest remain to be seen.
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