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Elsa From 'Frozen' Is Trending On Twitter For The Most Incredible Reason

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Can you think of a recent film that has left a bigger impression on young girls than Disney's "Frozen"?

You can't escape it, and believe me, I've tried. Last Christmas, my 5-year-old cousin refused to take off her Elsa dress even to go to Mass. That's impact if I've ever seen it.

And, ensuring I will definitely be hearing "Let It Go" for the next five Christmases at least, Disney has a "Frozen" sequel in the works for 2018.

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Since there's probably no way to stop that, some people on the Internet thought, "Hey, this movie is basically crack for little girls. Maybe there's a chance to make a big difference here."

A campaign on Twitter started to make Elsa, one of the few Disney princesses who doesn't get a boyfriend at the end of the movie, the first LGBT princess.

Before you cry, "Not everything has to be gay!!!" please remember literally no other princesses are gay.

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The hashtag going around is #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, and everyone has some pretty good points.

This is a chance for LGBT youth to feel accepted by one of the most popular movies of all time.

#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because LGBT kids deserve to know that there is nothing wrong with them — jeffrey marsh (@thejeffreymarsh) May 1, 2016
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Representation of LGBT characters matters so much more than many people realize.

#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because kids need to see people who are like them in the media. — rabbit stepdad (@DoggParkk) May 2, 2016

Kids have so few visible LGBT role models.

hey @Disney, give us a gay Elsa! Young queer kids need someone to look up to!!#GiveElsaAGirlfriend — feminist gals (@feministgals) May 1, 2016
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And not all parents are teaching their children the right lessons.

#GiveElsaAGirlfriend so little kids will know that girls loving girls is normal even when their parents teach them otherwise. — ✨ (@feminizza) May 1, 2016

Don't start with that "turning our kids gay" stuff, people. That logic does not go very far.

If a gay Disney princess will turn little girls gay how come the mermaid Disney princess didn't turn me into a mermaid? #GiveElsaAGirlfriend — Twitnter is Coming (@OhNoSheTwitnt) May 2, 2016
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Ya gotta admit, straight people already have more than their fair share of role models.

Love is an open door. That door should be open to everyone, not just straight people. #GiveElsaAGirlfriend @Disney @DisneyPixar — Annie was queenvives (@bivanessaives) May 1, 2016

The LGBT youth really need this one.

#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because 1 in 5 kids are queer, but only 1 in 10 feel safe enough to come out. — mia (@miaafame) May 1, 2016
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Last year, the director of "Frozen," Chris Buck, made a comment about the sequel that made a LGBT Elsa seem possible. He said,

We will tackle other issues that, I think, are out there today that boys and girls, men and women, are dealing with. I think we're very aware of what is happening in society. I don't think any of us take [them] lightly, even though they can be very funny and entertaining, the messages that our movies have and the influence they can have on young people.

Look, all I'm saying is as a queer girl myself, having a big name LGBT character like Elsa would have saved me a lot of self-hating middle school years.

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So even though I'm not sure how many more Olaf jokes I can take, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Elsa to get that girlfriend.

Citations: People Are Calling for 'Frozen''s Elsa to Come Out (Cosmopolitan)

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