Disney to host its first official LGBTQ pride event this year
Posted February 10, 2019 9:05 a.m. EST
Marne-la-Vallée, France — On June 1, Disneyland Paris will be the first Disney park to hold an official LGBTQ pride event.
According to NBC News, the event is called "Magical Pride" and first started in 2014 as an unofficial event at the European park. This year, The Walt Disney Company will take over the event, according to NBC News.
"Diversity and equality are strong values at Disneyland Paris, and each year, we host millions of visitors regardless of their origins, gender or sexual orientation," said a spokesperson for The Walt Disney Company. "We are committed to fostering a welcoming environment for all of our guests where magic is for everyone.”
The June 1 event will feature character meet-and-greets, musical performances and a pride-themed diversity parade, according to the Facebook event.