Transgender Disney Heir And Speaks Out Against H.B. 1557
Charlee Corra Disney, an heir to the Disney fortune, has come out as transgender and is speaking against Florida`s H. B. 1557, also known as the Don`t Say Gay law. Carlee teaches biology and environmental science, and they`re also the 30-year-old great-grandchild of Walt Disney. They identified as gay for years before coming out as trans in their mid-20s. “I had very few openly gay role models,” Charlee said. The Don`t Say Gay law bans discussions of LGBTQ issues in elementary school and requires them to be “developmentally appropriate” in older grades, but the law doesn`t define what that means. Instead of setting clear standards, the law allows parents to sue school districts if they feel like the law has been violated, which critics say will hinder discussions involving LGBTQ people and lead to LGBTQ youth feeling isolated and alone. “Then to put something like this law on top of that?” they said.