Disney heir who works as a high school biology teacher comes out as [a] transgender man and blasts Ron DeSantis' so-called 'Don't Say Gay' law: Family makes $500,000 donation to LGBTQ advocacy group
By HARRIET ALEXANDER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
Charlee Corra Disney, a 30-year-old teacher, came out as transgender to their family four years ago
Charlee Corra Disney
- Last week their father Roy P. Disney, grandson of the company's co-founder, and great-nephew to Walt, issued a statement confirming his son's identity
- He announced that he and his wife Sheri were matching donations to the LGBTQ advocacy group Human Rights Campaign, up to $500,000
- Charlee told The Los Angeles Times that they felt they had not done enough in the past to speak up for LGBTQ causes, in particular the Florida bill
- Ron DeSantis on March 28 signed into law the Don't Say Gay bill, which was condemned by LGBTQ activists and many Disney employees and executives
Charlee told The Los Angeles Times, in an interview published on Sunday, that they were dismayed at Florida governor Ron DeSantis's signing of the controversial 'Don't Say Gay' bill, which forbids the discussion of homosexuality or transgender issues in classrooms for children through third grade.
Charlee said the new bill would isolate young people and make them feel uncomfortable in their own skin.
'I had very few openly gay role models,' said Charlee, whose mother remembers Charlee aged two or three tugging her away from the little girls' shoe section, saying: 'But mom, I'm a boy on the inside.'
Charlee added: '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.'
Read the complete article with all the details on the Disney organization's belated fight with DeSantis. A very interesting messy fight.
See also Huffington Post article: Disney Family Member Who Is Transgender Shreds 'Don't Say Gay' Law