Disney seems to be making strides towards equal representation in its productions. This time, its popular series The Owl House has introduced its first non-binary character, voiced by non-binary Latino actor Avi Roque, Pink News reported.
“DREAM COME TRUE. I guest star as Raine Whispers (pronouns: they/them), the sharp and hardworking Head Witch of the Bard Coven, in the new episode of The Owl House… Make sure to check it out!” Roque shared on Twitter.
🦉✨DREAM COME TRUE✨🦉
I guest star as Raine Whispers (pronouns: they/them), the sharp and hardworking Head Witch of the Bard Coven, in the new episode of #TheOwlHouse
premiering July 24 at 10:00am ET/PT on #DisneyChannel and DisneyNOW. Make sure to check it out!! pic.twitter.com/zRkaGIDAgd
— Avi Roque (@ok_roque) July 22, 2021
The Owl House, which airs on Disney Channel, follows Luz, a 14-year-old Dominican-American girl, on her adventures after falling through a portal into another world.
Although Luz is a human, she befriends a witch named Eda, also known as the Owl Lady, and becomes her apprentice.
The second season of The House of Owls began this month, and on Saturday the 24th, introduced fans to the character of Raine Whispers.
The Owl House already made queer history at Disney last year.
In 2020, during the first season of the series, it was confirmed that the main character of The Owl House is canonically bisexual when Luz and her one-time nemesis Amity began to grow closer and eventually went to prom together.
The show’s creator, Dana Terrace, wrote on Twitter at the time that it had always been her intention to include “queer kids in the main cast.”
“When we were greenlit, I was told by certain Disney leadership that I could NOT represent any form of bi or gay relationship on the Channel,” she tweeted.
“I’m bi! I want to write a bi character, dammit! Luckily my stubbornness paid off, and now I am VERY supported by current Disney leadership.”