Disney has not yet had the chutzpah to actually feature a same-sex couple onscreen — sure, they had a same-sex male couple in Frozen and a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment of same-sex dancing in their live-action Beauty and the Beast, but those pale in comparison to the non-stop straight romances they’ve put on screen for ages. So it’s no wonder that many artists have constantly made their own gay Disney fan art.
Disney says they’re open to having a same-sex princess sometime in the future, but until then, let’s enjoy some gay Disney fan art while we imagine two princes in the Magic Kingdom living happily ever after. You can click on any of the headings below to see more artwork.
Check out some of our favorite artists creating some queer-tastic gay Disney fan art below.
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One of our favorite sites just turned us on to Andhika Muksin, an artist who photoshops Disney heads onto real-life bodies from photos and film stills. His collection has a lot of Disney princesses inserted into the ’90s coming-of-age teen classic Clueless, but his artwork also features some gay male couples cuddling and having fun together — nice!
Though we were bummed to disprove the rumors about Disney’s first same-sex animated film romance, we felt joy when we discovered artist José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros’ many drawing of same-sex Disney characters kissing. His full collection even had lesbian couples — excellent!
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June is gay pride month, so earlier this month I drew princesses in love with each other. And now, to commemorate the occasion my friends at Cosmopolitan asked me to illustrate a set of Disney Princes in love with…each other! #LoveIsLove ❤️💛💚💙💜 Here's Eugene/Flynn and Naveen! ———- #art #illustration #disney #disneyarts #characterdesign #draw #drawing #isaiahstephens #flynnrider #princenaveen #gay #gaylove #equality #artistsoninstagram
Isaiah Stephens let us see Tarzan lusting over Hercules and Prince Eric getting into bed with Prince Phillip. His artworks were as intimate as they were steamy.
Later on, Stephens mashed up RuPaul’s Drag Race and Disney. He had Beast and Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, Milo from Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Aladdin turning out some admittedly butch runway looks, but we still loved it. When was the last time a Disney prince wore a dress for fun?
Alfredo Roagui took a different tack by drawing gay pin-up hunks in the Disney style. For example, he showed a ginger-haired merman like Ariel, kissing a hunky shirtless bearded man (Prince Eric?). He also had shirtless dudes wearing Mickey Mouse ears and a few modern takes on other princes.
A video mash-up artist called The Nameless Doll made a really excellent video that depicted a lifelong romance between Dmitri from Anastasia and Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid. It even ended with the heartbreaking reveal that Eric had gotten cancer and went through chemotherapy.
Sadly, FOX blocked the original video because of copyright, so all we have left is this animated GIF above that gives you a taste of their amazing love story.
Have you seen any of this gay Disney fan art before? Did we miss one of your favorite artist’s renditions? Let us know.
This article was originally published on April 24, 2017