Lena Waithe to voice Disney's first openly LGBTQ animated character in the ...

Lena Waithe to voice Disney's first openly LGBTQ animated character in the upcoming Onward film

By Kellie Chudzinski For Dailymail.com

Published: 02:16 GMT, 22 February 2020 | Updated: 02:16 GMT, 22 February 2020

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Disney is making history within its film catalog.

Lena Waithe will voice the studio's first openly gay animated character in the upcoming film Onward, releasing in March. 

The character is a self-identified lesbian Cyclops cop, Officer Specter.

A first: Lena Waithe will voice Disney's first openly gay animated character in the upcoming film Onward, releasing in March

A first: Lena Waithe will voice Disney's first openly gay animated character in the upcoming film Onward, releasing in March 

The Pixar film is set in a fantasy world and follows two brothers, voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt as they try to bring their father back for 24 hours with magic. 

Kori Rae, a producer of the film, told Yahoo Entertainment that Officer Specter's LGBTQ identity came about organically. 

In the film she also references an off-screen girlfriend, though she is never seen, as Specter is only in one scene of the film.

The character: The character is a self-identified lesbian Cyclops cop, Officer Specter (pictured on the top right)

The character: The character is a self-identified lesbian Cyclops cop, Officer Specter (pictured on the top right)

'It just kind of happened,' Rae said.  'The scene, when we wrote it, was kind of fitting and it opens up the world a little bit, and that’s what we wanted.'

Dan Scanlon added: 'It’s a modern fantasy

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