Charlee Corra, a high school teacher and heir to the Disney family has publicly come out as transgender this week.
The Disney family have since announced their support of Corra publicly.
They have also gone on to commit significant financial support to the Human Rights Campaign in America.
Disney: “Equality matters deeply to us”
In an interview with the LA times, Charlee Corra condemned recent anti-trans legislation taking place in America.
Charlee confirmed his identity as a transman publicly during the interview and his struggles in coming to terms with his sexuality.
He had privately come out to his family four years earlier and lives a quiet life as a high school teacher.
“I had very few openly gay role models,” he said.
“And I certainly didn’t have any trans or nonbinary role models.”
“I didn’t see myself reflected in anyone, and that made me feel like there was something wrong with me.”
The Disney heir lamented that he wished he could have done more to speak out.
Corra commented on his lack of experience in advocacy in not being able to speak out more at the time.
“I feel like I don’t do very much to help. I don’t call senators or take action,” he said “I felt like I could be doing more.”
In response to Charee’s interview, the Disney family released a statement.
“Equality matters deeply to us,” they said.
“Especially because our child, Charlee, is transgender and a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community.”
Disney commits to HRC donations
Previously Charlee Corra had committed to his family donating $250,000 to the Human Rights Campaign.
Charlee made the announcement the HRC annual gala in Los Angeles.
The organisation is the largest LGBTQ advocacy group in America.
However, after the announcement by Charlee, his stepfather has increased that commitment.
Roy P. Disney, the grandson of Disney co-founder Roy O. Disney committed to Disney donating $500,000 to the organisation instead.
The news all comes after recently Disney was accused of removing nearly every moment of overtly gay affection from their films by a group of employees.
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