I’ve done a few posts this year about different reading and writing hashtags on Twitter. Lately a couple of certain hashtags have caught my eye.
Namely, #GiveElsaAGirlfriend and #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend.
Basically, these two hashtags are promoting fans’ want of Queen Elsa from Disney’s Frozen to find love with another woman, and for Captain American from Marvel (which is also owned by Disney) to kiss a guy (rather than his dead girlfriend’s niece). Not only have these hashtags been trending, but people are also freaking out over the possibility of a lesbian couple in a scene from Finding Dory’s trailer.
I’m a follower of We Need Diverse Books on Tumblr, and I do my best to branch out regarding ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientations with my reading and writing on a regular basis. Seeing these hashtags trend on social media just solidifies the need to normalize all these beautiful sorts of people.
After all, everyone is diverse and different in his/her/their own way.