That’s the goal of 17-year-old high school senior Alexis Isabel Moncada who two weeks ago started #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.
Now the pushback begins — from the usual suspects.
As Huffington Post reported Thursday: “Surprise, surprise: The religious right is not into the idea of Disney’s Queen Elsa getting a girlfriend in the sequel to the billion-dollar-grossing ‘Frozen.’ … The social conservative group CitizenGo started a petition demanding that Disney not ‘give in to the pressures of the liberal agenda’ and instead ‘follow its normal trend and create a Prince character to fall in love with Queen Elsa.’ Right Wing Watch reported. They even have their own (less catchy) hashtag: #CharmingPrinceForElsa.
In an essay posted on MTV.com, Moncada wrote: “This is why Elsa is so much more than a poster image — for me and for every girl who has and will watch Frozen. Giving young girls the chance to understand that a princess can love another princess the same way Cinderella loved her Prince Charming is vital to their development. No one deserves to feel isolated and confused about who they are. All we need is someone to show us that there are other options, other kinds of princesses, and other ways to have the happy ending that you deserve.”
No word from Mickey Mouse Central, but lots from social-media mice:
— ameaks (@ameakem) May 12, 2016
— Chelsea Tatham (@ChelseaTatham) May 12, 2016
— Lynn Harris (@harrislynn) May 3, 2016