Disney Junior, a network aimed at children aged 2-7, reveals same-sex parents in a recent episode of Doc McStuffins, a show about a girl who fixes broken toys.
The episode, “The Emergency Plan”, is about teaching kids the right steps to take during an emergency, featuring a “doll family” trying to come together safely after a toy dragon causes chaos. The parents are voiced by openly gay celebrities Wanda Sykes and Portia de Rossi.
"I always envision Doc McStuffins as a show about what it means to accept everyone as part of our communities,” said show creator Chris Nee. “As part of a two-mom family, I’m proud to have an episode that reflects my son's world, and shows everyone that love is love in McStuffinsville".
Children deserve the chance to see their families reflected on TV, and this episode does just that in a beautiful and positive way. Shows like this reflect the real world and include the many children being raised by gay and lesbian parents.