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Disney Restored A Same-Sex Kiss To Pixar's "Lightyear" After Widespread Criticism Of Its Response To Florida's "Don't Say Gay" Bill

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recently passed bill "bans 'classroom instruction' on sexual orientation or gender identity for students in kindergarten through third grade and teaching 'in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students.'" “We all share the same goal of a more tolerant, respectful world," Disney CEO Bob Chapek said in a memo that drew widespread criticism. "Where we may differ is in the tactics to get there.

And because this struggle is much bigger than any one bill in any one state, I believe the best way for our company to bring about lasting change is through the inspiring content we produce, the welcoming culture we create, and the diverse community organizations we support.”"Speaking to you, reading your messages, and meeting with you have helped me better understand how painful our silence was," he wrote. "It is clear that this is not just an issue about a bill in Florida, but instead yet another challenge to basic human rights.

You needed me to be a stronger ally in the fight for equal rights and I let you down. I am sorry."“We at Pixar have personally witnessed beautiful stories, full of diverse characters, come back from Disney corporate reviews shaved down to crumbs of what they once were,” the letter stated.

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