Here’s What Idina Menzel Thinks About A Gay Elsa In ‚Frozen 2‘

In 2013, Disney was applauded for breaking its princess mold with Queen Elsa, a strong, independent female protagonist, in its animated smash, “Frozen.” Subsequently, a number of LGBT rights advocates began petitioning the company to make the character a lesbian in a “Frozen” sequel, going as far as launching a trending hashtag, #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, on Twitter in May.

The movement came as a surprise to Idina Menzel, the Tony-winning Broadway star who lent her voice to Queen Elsa. The singer-actress, 45, told PrideSource that she was “really happy” that it was her “Frozen” character that sparked the conversation. 

“Maybe at first I was a little surprised because it’s Disney, but I can say that I’m excited that the conversation is happening,” Menzel said. Still, she seemed skeptical that the Walt Disney Company would respond to the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend effort in any profound way. “I can’t promise anybody that that’s what’s gonna happen… But deep down am I really happy that it’s causing people to talk about it and have these kinds of conversations? Yeah, I am.”

Thanks to her acclaimed turns in “Rent” and “Wicked,” Menzel enjoyed scores of LGBT admirers long before “Frozen” came along. The star said she first became aware of that fanbase after she originated the role of the bisexual performance artist Maureen in “Rent,” which nabbed her a Tony Award nomination. 

“I’d get all these amazing letters from young kids struggling with their sexual orientation and who they were and how they wanted to come out,” she recalled. “And it’s continued to be like that, really, with ‘Wicked’ and ‘Frozen,’ with Elsa. There are always these characters who are literally trying to come out of the closet ― they’re hiding something within them that they’re afraid to let people see, and then finally they embrace it and change the world around them.”

She’ll likely earn a few more LGBT fans with a new album, due out Sept. 23, and a forthcoming Lifetime remake of “Beaches,” the 1988 drama which starred Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey. 

She shrugged off some of the online snark she’s received from some of those fans after it was announced she’d be playing Midler’s role in the TV version. 

“It’s just such a great role for me and the experience of being on set and working every day on this beautiful woman that is funny and talented and she gets to do drama and comedy ― it was such a great experience for me and it was just hard to turn down,” she said. “So I hope they’ll forgive me!”

Check out the full PrideSource interview with Idina Menzel here. 

Idina Menzel Gay Rumors?Online poll shows 63 percent think she might be gay

It seems like every celebrity has been called gay at some point or another. Many of the gay rumors surrounding Let It Go) seem to be tied to her obsessive attention to her body, like most actresses.

However the poll suggests that a big majority – 63% – of fans don’t care about her sexual orientation.

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Idina Menzel Is All for Elsa Being Gay in ‚Frozen 2‘

Among its many virtues, Disney’s Frozen presented a unique, princess-themed portrait of strong, independent womanhood. That has led some to champion the film’s ice-queen protagonist Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) as a potential gay character, and even to petition — via the #GiveElseAGirlfriend Twitter hashtag — for the studio to have her “come out of the closet” for the forthcoming sequel. While visiting Ellen on Thursday, Menzel herself addressed that movement, as well as revealed her own opinions on Elsa’s sexuality.

Speaking to guest host Miley Cyrus, Menzel wholeheartedly agreed with Cyrus’s belief that Elsa should be a lesbian. However, when it came time to spill the beans on whether such a fan-proposed bombshell might be dropped by the follow-up to the 2013 hit — still the all-time highest-grossing animated film in movie history — Menzel confessed to being ignorant about the filmmakers’ plans, stating, “Honestly, I don’t know. And I’m a servant of Disney.”

Still, the actress made plain her own feelings on the subject, saying “I am all for it. I think it’s a wonderful idea.” You can hear her entire remarks in our video above, and stay tuned for more news about Frozen 2, which currently has no release date.

Idina Menzel Is All for Elsa Being Gay in 'Frozen 2'

Idina Menzel is fully behind Elsa being gay in Frozen 2

The #GiveElsaAGirlfriend hashtag blew up in May, with Frozen fans voicing their support for making Disney’s beloved heroine explicitly gay in the movie’s sequel.

Well, Idina Menzel – the voice of Elsa – isn’t entirely sure that we’ll get our wish, but she is well and truly behind the idea of queering the queen of Arendelle.

„Maybe at first I was a little surprised because it’s Disney, but I can say that I’m excited that the conversation is happening,“ she told PrideSource.

„I can’t promise anybody that that’s what’s gonna happen. I’m just a servant at a big company called Disney and I’m happy to have a role and a job. But deep down am I really happy that it’s causing people to talk about it and have these kinds of conversations? Yeah, I am.“

Menzel said that she has had a strong LGBT following since starring as bisexual performance artist Maureen in Rent in the ’90s.

„I’d get all these amazing letters from young kids struggling with their sexual orientation and who they were and how they wanted to come out,“ she continued.“ And it’s continued to be like that, really, with Wicked and Frozen, with Elsa.

„There are always these characters who are literally trying to come out of the closet ― they’re hiding something within them that they’re afraid to let people see, and then finally they embrace it and change the world around them.“

Idina Menzel is fully behind Elsa being gay in Frozen 2

Idina Menzel is fully behind Elsa being gay in Frozen 2

The #GiveElsaAGirlfriend hashtag blew up in May, with Frozen fans voicing their support for making Disney’s beloved heroine explicitly gay in the movie’s sequel.

Well, Idina Menzel – the voice of Elsa – isn’t entirely sure that we’ll get our wish, but she is well and truly behind the idea of queering the queen of Arendelle.

„Maybe at first I was a little surprised because it’s Disney, but I can say that I’m excited that the conversation is happening,“ she told PrideSource.

„I can’t promise anybody that that’s what’s gonna happen. I’m just a servant at a big company called Disney and I’m happy to have a role and a job. But deep down am I really happy that it’s causing people to talk about it and have these kinds of conversations? Yeah, I am.“

Menzel said that she has had a strong LGBT following since starring as bisexual performance artist Maureen in Rent in the ’90s.

„I’d get all these amazing letters from young kids struggling with their sexual orientation and who they were and how they wanted to come out,“ she continued.“ And it’s continued to be like that, really, with Wicked and Frozen, with Elsa.

„There are always these characters who are literally trying to come out of the closet ― they’re hiding something within them that they’re afraid to let people see, and then finally they embrace it and change the world around them.“

Idina Menzel is fully behind Elsa being gay in Frozen 2

Is Elsa Gay? Why Frozen 2 Doesn’t Address The Topic

Elsa’s sexuality has been debated since Frozen’s release in 2013. She wasn’t given a love interest in the sequel, but will Elsa ever get a girlfriend?

Fans have speculated about Elsa’s sexuality since was first released in 2013, but  still doesn’t address whether or not she’s gay. Disney has neither confirmed nor denied the theory, but social media has been abuzz on the topic with renewed vigor ever since Disney+ released the film early amidst the coronavirus pandemic Frozen sequel isn’t the first time fans have called out the House of Mouse recently for its lack of LGBTQ+ representation. Despite other studios taking steps toward inclusivity, Disney is falling way behind on that front, and many fans are tired of waiting.

Disney got a lot of heat for pushing the Love, Simon – from Disney+ to Hulu, on the basis that its topics weren’t „family-friendly“ enough. Given Disney’s fear of alienating parents (or media censors in countries like Russia) who aren’t tolerant of LGBTQ+ themes in children’s entertainment, it’s not surprising that the studio didn’t make Elsa gay in Frozen 2. But knowing the likely reason behind it probably wouldn’t happen didn’t soften the blow for LGBTQ+ fans who have been identifying with Elsa since 2013. Elsa’s lovelorn gazes at Honeymaren, which have been called out as queerbaiting, certainly didn’t help.

The cast and creators of the Frozen movies are much more on board with a gay Elsa than Disney seems to be. Responses on the matter range from vague to hopeful, giving fans a spark of possibility for a gay Elsa in the future. While the films have heavily hinted at Elsa’s sexuality with subtext in the lyrics and through Elsa’s strong relationships with women, can fans expect Disney to make her the first gay Disney princess in a third movie?

Idina Menzel: I’m proud that Frozen has connected with the gay community

Even if you do not recognise Idina Menzel, you know her voice. She plays Elsa in Disney’s Frozen – you may have heard of it. The film has permeated popular culture in a way that could only be surpassed if the sun went supernova.

New York also seems to have caught Frozen fever. The city is just emerging from a long, hard winter as The Big Issue shares a taxi with Menzel, on her way to the Richard Rodgers Theatre on West 46th Street.

“The cold really bothers me,” Menzel says. “I have to sing and I can’t get sick so when I get sick it’s not fun.”

Before she was Elsa, Queen of Arendelle, Menzel, 43, was Queen of Broadway. In the mid-1990s she starred in the original production of Rent, before donning green face paint and winning a Tony Award for playing Elphaba, the misunderstood Witch of the West in Wicked. Her latest show If/Then, in which she plays a new divorcee looking for a fresh start, is in its final week after a year of sold-out performances.

“It’s bitter sweet,” she says as the taxi pulls up. “It has been the most rewarding and most exhausting experience. When I’m gone from the theatre too long I really start to miss it. I like the consistency in an industry where it’s so ephemeral. It’s nice to know you have a place to go every day and do your job as an artist. But I’m ready for a break.”

Out of the taxi, into the theatre, straight to hair and make-up ahead of the evening’s performance. This seems like the only time in the day Menzel gets to rest (“I might fall asleep on you”), as she reflects on the impact Frozen has had on her life.

“It’s been such a gift,” she says. “When I was in Rent I thought, oh well that’s it, you don’t get lucky enough to be a part of something this extraordinary more than once. It has happened three times. For whatever reason the universe dropped these in my lap.”

Frozen has done alright for itself. The tale of two sisters overcoming their issues with love, loyalty and a singsong is warm enough to melt the iciest of hearts. It is the highest-grossing animated film of all time, making $1.3bn at the box office and untold riches through limitless merchandising. In America, more than three million children (and adults?) own a Frozen costume. After a bumper Christmas, Disney’s Consumer Products wing reported a 47 per cent sales surge and the company’s stock price jumped to a record high of $101.28 per share.

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Menzel believes that it is the relationship between Elsa and Anna and their distinct brand of girl power that is key to Frozen’s success. “I don’t know if I’d compare them to the Spice Girls but they are two women who are unique and powerful in their own way and are not afraid to show that. They don’t need a man to complete them.”

Writer and co-director Jennifer Lee is the creative dynamo behind the film but even she did not predict that it would find an audience. “I remember that nervousness as we went into the opening weekend, just completely not knowing what was going to happen,” she tells The Big Issue. “In the summer we had screened it for two audiences. It was only half animated but the reactions exceeded our expectations.

“We were going out with a giant musical with two female leads,” Lee continues. “We knew that boys enjoyed it just as much as girls but that did not mean they would come to see it.”

Well, they did come to see it, repeatedly. And the inevitable sequel is already in the works.

Next month, Menzel is embarking on a worldwide tour with a setlist including an Ethel Merman tribute, Radiohead, plus “the songs you would assume”. “Mostly I’m excited that for the first time I’m out there after having an actual hit song,” Menzel beams. “People knew songs from shows I was in but I finally have a song that was played all over the world on the radio.”

The things you need to learn in your life are mirrored in the work you are given to do

Frozen is a fine film but it’s the score, crowned by the show-stopping anthem Let It Go, that is responsible for its snowballing success. The soundtrack album was the second bestselling of 2014 – only Taylor Swift sold more records. Most kids can sing Let It Go by rote. It is universally adored, except by one child – Menzel’s five-and-a-half-year-old son, Walker.

“My job requires my attention and my time and he’d rather it all be for him,” she explains. “If I start to sing it in the house or if somebody starts talking to me about it he gets really annoyed.”

Not every fairytale has its happily ever after. Menzel’s marriage to Walker’s father, Taye Diggs, ended after 10 years as her career soared to new heights. “It’s been a real personally trying year for me – professionally astounding – but I’ve been getting divorced,” she says. “It’s interesting how serendipitous things are. The things you need to learn in your life are mirrored in the work you are given to do. And I like that. I feel like I’m able to learn through my art.

“There’s universality in specificity,” Menzel continues. “In the details of our daily lives is authenticity that then reaches out to so many people beyond. You realise you’re speaking for others in a way you never even thought.”

Perhaps that is the secret of any great show or song, if people can relate even if the singer may be a snow queen or not-so-wicked witch. Elsa and Elphaba specifically have been embraced by the LGBT community who relate to the characters’ stories.

I’m very proud of that. The world opens up to them in a whole new way and they find happiness and contentment

“I’m very proud of that,” Menzel says. “It’s coming out of the closet. They’ve hidden something or felt that they’ve had to compromise who they are in order to be accepted. They finally decide to throw caution to the wind, tell everyone to screw off. The world opens up to them in a whole new way and they find happiness and contentment.

“I love that [in the characters I play] there’s a pattern of young people trying to find their way. The older I get the more I still need to be reminded of my own self-esteem and my own empowerment as a woman.”

Do you still have problems with other people trying to bring you down or with letting go?

“Yeah, of course. To connect with your audience you have to remain vulnerable. You have to let them see who you really are even if you’re hiding behind green makeup or an animated character.

“Performers are the most hypocritical people. We’re terrified, we’re insecure, we have all of these demons inside of us and yet we’re the first to get up on stage and expose ourselves in front of hundreds or thousands or millions of people. I’m constantly having to fight my own insecurities, but I’m also finding ways to celebrate who I am.

“I’m comfortable being myself with no makeup to hide behind,” Menzel concludes. “I’m a pretty cool chick.”

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Courteous Home Service

Whether settling down to start a family, putting down roots in a great location or simply expanding one’s space, home ownership can be a thrilling part of anyone’s life regardless of their reasons. However, it’s an unfortunate reality that LGBTQ people often must take extra care to ensure that the place in which they choose to settle down is affirming of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Whether settling down to start a family, putting down roots in a great location or simply expanding one’s space, home ownership can be a thrilling part of anyone’s life regardless of their reasons. However, it’s an unfortunate reality that LGBTQ people often must take extra care to ensure that the place in which they choose to settle down is affirming of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Idina Menzel’s husband

Idina Menzel’s husband is Aaron Lohr. Aaron Lohr was born in Los Angeles and is currently 45 years old. He is a American Movie Actor. The couple started dating in 2015. They’ve been together for approximately 6 years, and 18 days.

Disney actor who played Mush in the film Newsies alongside Christian Bale. In 1996, he played Dean Portman in D3: The Mighty Ducks.

Idina Menzel’s husband is a Aries and she is a Gemini.

According to Chinese Zodiac, Idina was born in the Year of the Pig. People born in the Year of the Pig are good-mannered. They are always forgiving of other people’s mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility. Idina Menzel has a ruling planet of Mercury.

Like many celebrities and famous people, Idina keeps her love life private. Check back often as we will continue to update this page with new relationship details. Let’s take a look at Idina Menzel past relationships, exes and previous hookups.

About Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel was born on the 30th of May, 1971 (Generation X). Generation X, known as the „sandwich“ generation, was born between 1965 and 1980. They are lodged in between the two big well-known generations, the Baby Boomers and the Millennials. Unlike the Baby Boomer generation, Generation X is focused more on work-life balance rather than following the straight-and-narrow path of Corporate America.

Idina was born in the 1970s. The 1970s were an era of economic struggle, cultural change, and technological innovation. The Seventies saw many women’s rights, gay rights, and environmental movements.

Idina Menzel is known for being a Stage Actress. Actress who originated the roles of Maureen in Rent and Elphaba in Wicked. For the latter performance, she received a 2004 Tony Award. She also voiced the character Elsa in the 2013 Disney film Frozen, providing vocals on the Academy Award winning song “Let it Go.” She appeared on Glee alongside actress Lea Michele.

Aaron Lohr didn’t play a role in Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs‘ split

Anyone familiar with Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs‘ love story knows that the actors met work on the hit Broadway musical Rent, in which they both starred during its original run in the mid-90s. In 2005, they both reprised their roles for the film adaptation, where they were joined by, among other new faces, Menzel’s current husband, Aaron Lohr. Menzel and Lohr worked together again in 2005, on the off-Broadway musical See What I Wanna See. 

Although Menzel is now married to Lohr, there’s never been any evidence to suggest he played a role in her divorce. In fact, they didn’t start dating until 2015 and didn’t announce their engagement until 2016. Menzel and Lohr tied the knot in September 2017.

For his part, Diggs has not remarried — and isn’t sure if he ever will. But it’s not lingering feelings for Menzel that are holding him back though. It’s actually his son, Walker. „I have moments of wanting to be married again even without the show. Just watching couples; I liked being coupled up. I want to be boo’d up at some point,“ he told in 2018. „I don’t know if it will happen. Walker told me he wants me to chill out for a minute. I am right out of a relationship. So when I got out of it, he said that this was good to have me back.“

Anyone familiar with Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs‘ love story knows that the actors met work on the hit Broadway musical Rent, in which they both starred during its original run in the mid-90s. In 2005, they both reprised their roles for the film adaptation, where they were joined by, among other new faces, Menzel’s current husband, Aaron Lohr. Menzel and Lohr worked together again in 2005, on the off-Broadway musical See What I Wanna See. 

Although Menzel is now married to Lohr, there’s never been any evidence to suggest he played a role in her divorce. In fact, they didn’t start dating until 2015 and didn’t announce their engagement until 2016. Menzel and Lohr tied the knot in September 2017.

For his part, Diggs has not remarried — and isn’t sure if he ever will. But it’s not lingering feelings for Menzel that are holding him back though. It’s actually his son, Walker. „I have moments of wanting to be married again even without the show. Just watching couples; I liked being coupled up. I want to be boo’d up at some point,“ he told in 2018. „I don’t know if it will happen. Walker told me he wants me to chill out for a minute. I am right out of a relationship. So when I got out of it, he said that this was good to have me back.“

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Why Frozen Fans Want Elsa To Be Gay

Many Frozen fans haven’t been quiet about their longing for Elsa to come out of the closet. The hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend trended in 2016, with fans demanding a lesbian Elsa in Frozen 2. LGBTQ kids (and adults) see themselves in Elsa and her struggle to conform to society’s definition of „normal,“ and the conversation hasn’t silenced since. Finally, Disney gave fans a princess whose every decision isn’t ruled by her yearning for a prince. „Let it Go“ became a gay anthem for those struggling with or embracing their sexuality, and all Disney had to do was give Elsa a girlfriend. However, they didn’t. Frozen 2 just gave Elsa ambiguously romantic bonding scenes with Honeymaren instead.

Disney has a habit of teasing what many fans want without actually giving it to them. This pattern is a go-to whenever there’s a massive following for a potential LGBTQ+ relationship between characters – and Disney isn’t alone in exploiting fan „ships“ without any real payoff. Popular fan pairings in TV shows are often given more screen-time and subtext without actually solidifying anything, giving the company plausible deniability without actual (or significant) representation. This phenomenon is all too prevalent in Hollywood, and has been dubbed „queerbaiting.“ There have been significant strides to limit this kind of pandering, but there’s still a long way to go. To Disney’s credit, at least Elsa wasn’t thrown together with a guy to silence the debate. All too often, straightness is assumed to be the default orientation, but Disney left the door open a crack by not giving Elsa a prince of her own.

Even Idina Menzel, champion of LGBTQ+ rights and the voice of Elsa, has a stake in this fight. During an interview with PrideSource, Menzel noted that she didn’t think about Elsa’s sexuality at first, but she „quickly saw all of the parallels and the universality of the song and how it could speak to so many people in so many different ways.“ The actress also said, „There are always these characters who are literally trying to come out of the closet – they’re hiding something within them that they’re afraid to let people see, and then finally they embrace it and change the world around them.“

A gay Elsa isn’t the only outcome that fans would stand behind, though. Many fans love that Elsa is single and happy – and shows little to no romantic or sexual desire. Fans can make a case for Elsa being asexual or aromantic as easily as her being gay or bisexual. But it’s not enough to keep Elsa single. It needs to be said out loud and not just implied. Aromantic (having no desire for a romantic relationship) and asexual (a low or absent sexual desire) fans would benefit from seeing themselves represented on the big screen, too. Whether Elsa is gay, aromantic, asexual, or any combination of the three remains to be seen, but there’s a lot standing in the way of that happening.

Why Frozen 2 Doesn’t Address The Elsa Is Gay Theory

Disney has been making some small strides for LGBTQ+ representation, but many fans insist that it’s too little, too late. Minimal efforts that contained no more than about 20 seconds of screen-time were put forth in Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame and LucasFilm’s The Rise of Skywalker both Disney franchises. More significant gay relationships have appeared on smaller-scale Disney+ shows – but with the more conservative nature of major Disney films, it would have taken a miracle for Disney to make Elsa gay. Frozen reigned number one for the highest-grossing animated film of all time upon its release before being dethroned, and Frozen 2 currently sits in the number one slot. The media giant faces backlash from parents every time a character so much as insinuates their sexuality. It wasn’t likely that Disney would risk parents boycotting their most successful animated franchise by making Frozen’s leading lady gay.

When asked about the lack of gay Elsa in Frozen 2, director Jennifer Lee told InsiderWhen we agreed to do the sequel, we agreed we were going to not build it [from] the outside in… We just couldn’t do it.“ For the creative team, Elsa’s story is about the two sisters, and romance isn’t a believable part of the equation for her at this point. „We couldn’t change that from the outside because it wouldn’t be authentic,“ Lee expanded. „So we didn’t build Elsa a romantic storyline. We weren’t making a statement about it; we were just building from where she is now and felt like we needed to stay true.“

While Elsa hasn’t been deemed gay, Frozen 2 didn’t make her straight, either. Fans can plausibly view Elsa’s entire storyline as a metaphor for society forcing the LGBTQ+ community to hide who they are. Elsa’s parents stop at no end to conceal her powers can be translated into them trying to find a cause or a „cure“ for who she is — the result being that Elsa learns to embrace herself. The parallels between Elsa’s parents rejecting her powers and the backlash the gay community faces when they come out to their family is palpable. Honeymaren aside, Elsa’s journey in Frozen 2 is dictated by a mysterious female voice Elsa hears in the night — a voice she is compelled to follow. The ice queen risks everything because she is fascinated by the possibilities of accompanying this woman into the unknown. Almost every scene in the film could have led to a coming-out scene, but Disney played it safe. Disney may have dropped the ball in Frozen 2, but is there a possibility of gay Elsa in Frozen 3?

Will Disney Make Elsa Gay In Frozen 3?

Given that Frozen 2 took around six years to complete, the social climate standing in the way of a gay princess may change between now and then. The progress for LGBTQ+ inclusion in blockbuster films has been slow, but not nonexistent. The push for representation in media is influential, and Disney will eventually have to give fans what they want — whether it’s with Elsa or a new princess (or prince). When asked if she thinks the world is ready for a lesbian Disney princess, Menzel told PrideSource, „Umm… I don’t know about that, considering we’re having a hard time even getting Donald Trump out of the way. Sometimes it’s a little discouraging. But you never know. We keep making all these strides.“

The cast and creative team have lent their support to fans who identify Elsa as a gay icon. The reasoning thus far for avoiding an Elsa relationship has been that Elsa isn’t ready for one. Frozen 2 ends on a strong note where Elsa embraces who she is and seems to be happy — so that excuse won’t fly if a third film is made. Elsa’s newfound confidence and self-acceptance offer the perfect jumping-off point for a gay Elsa. With the writers tentatively on board, if Elsa shows them the rainbow way, a gay Elsa plot would have to make its way past a lot of desks to come to fruition.

There is currently no plan in place for a film, making it hard to predict Elsa’s future – if she even has one. Disney structured both movies in a way that feels like dual parts of one complete story, and they may leave it there. However, the media giant isn’t one to turn down a sequel that will dominate the box office, so the jury’s out on that one.

While Disney’s effort for LGBTQ+ inclusion is minimally there, the company has yet to take a step toward creating a significant gay role in one of their major franchises. From what Disney has shown so far, they’re a long way away from giving fans a lesbian princess (or demoted Queen). But given how long it took between Frozen 1 and Frozen 2, maybe there’s hope for a gay Elsa yet. Whether or not Disney gives Elsa a girlfriend in the future, Saturday Night Live provided fans with the Elsa content they’ve been clamoring for in a „deleted scenes“ parody. The February skit calls out Disney for not giving Elsa a gay storyline in Frozen 2, and it’s not subtle at all. Until news on Frozen 3 is released, fans can watch the parody on repeat as their ship rages on into the night.

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Walt Disney provided Mickey Mouse’s trademark falsetto voice for almost 20 years, before his hectic schedule – and reportedly his smoker’s voice – meant he could no longer continue.

Frozen was a smash hit in 2013 and became a social and singalong phenomenon onteh wauy to being the biggest anumated film of all time. Could next year’s eagerly-awaited sequel become a potent vehicle for social change?

The #GiveElsaAGirlfriend social media campaign was launched by Twitter user Alexis Moncada.

She wrote: „The entertainment industry has given us girls who have fallen in love with beasts, ogres who fall for humans, and even grown women who love bees. But we’ve never been able to see the purity in a queer relationship.“

I wish Disney had the courage to make Elsa gay in Frozen 2. It’s 2016. It’s time. #GiveElsaAGirlfriend

#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because everyone deserves a happily ever after ??????

#GiveElsaAGirlfriend is a fantastic idea. Anyone started a petition yet?

The majority of tweets were supportive of the radical idea. Tweets included messges like:

„I wish Disney had the courage to make Elsa gay in Frozen 2. It’s 2016. It’s time. #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.“

„#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because everyone deserves a happily ever after.“

#GiveElsaAGirlfriend is a fantastic idea. Anyone started a petition yet?“

But some people were definitely not happy about making one of Disney’s most beloved characters a lesbian.

#GiveElsaAGirlfriend is a horrible idea and ultimately, an indication of the bad direction our society has taken.

#GiveElsaAGirlfriend is pure insanity. I can’t comprehend the people who would support this

Vocal opponents of the idea also voiced their horror with tweets like the following:

„#GiveElsaAGirlfriend is pure insanity. I can’t comprehend the people who would support this.“

„#GiveElsaAGirlfriend is a horrible idea and ultimately, an indication of the bad direction our society has taken.“

Of course, the likelihood of it happening, however vocal the support, is remote.

Carmenita Higginbotham, an associate professor of art at the University of Virginia, teaches a course on Disney and believes it will be a long time before Elsa or any other animated Disney character will be looking for love within their own gender.

She said: „Whatever good intentions individuals may have towards the identities of these dominant characters within the Disney universe, money will always be a factor.“ 

„Until you have a broad audience that will welcome alternative presentations, Disney won’t go there.“

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Frozen 2 came out last week, bringing a long six-year wait to an end for fans of the Disney phenomenon. Since the first Frozen was released back in 2013, there has been swirling interest and speculation around Elsa’s (Idina Menzel) love life, sparked largely by her instant LGBTQ+ anthem, Let It Go.

FROZEN – Let It Go Sing-along – Official Disney HD

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Girls can love beats and ogres in Disney films, so why not each other?

Frozen ended with Anna happily paired off with Eric and poor old Elsa left alone in her chilly castle. The ice queen might sing that the cold doesn’t bother her anyway, but who is going to keep her warm at night?

Menzel, who voices the character, has joined a chorus of voices hoping that Disney will take the brave step of making Elsa a lesbian.

The Broadway star was asked about the idea at the Billboard Music Awards this weekend and did not hesitate to express her support, saying: „I think it’s great.“

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It’s a move that would undoubtedly enrage America’s powerful conservative and religious groups but the singer vowed that she would support giving a Elsa a girlfriend: „No matter what.“ 

Menzel added: „Disney’s just gotta contend with that. I’ll let them figure that out.“

Elsa may have transformed into a vampy glamourpuss with a sparkly dress and killer clearage, but will her poor heart remain frozen in the sequel?

A new online movement has hit headlines in the US with the trending hashtag Give Elsa A Girlfriend. 

It follows a recent Star Wars campaign to link John Boyega’s Finn and Oscar Isaacs‘ Poe in a gay relationship, with Mark Hamill and director JJ Abrams speaking up in support.