Last year, Disney hit its highest-ever earnings, totting up a total of US$70 billion across all business segments – in no small part thanks to its powerhouse Marvel and Star Wars franchises. However, the multibillion-dollar company still faces criticism for its lack of LGBTQ+ content in films that, if featured at all, are often “curtailed or downsized”, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) which ranked the company low in its annual media monitoring last year. However, Disney may not be a lost cause. Recently, CEO Bob Chapek announced the studio’s future commitment to “represent its audience” in more films. While it may take time for positive gay representations to appear in major films, Disney’s efforts are becoming increasingly evident on the small screen. With this in mind, here are five shows both old and new with LGBTQ+ themes, that are available for streaming on the international Disney+ subscription service, slated to roll out across Asian countries by the end of 2020 and early 2021. STYLE LGBTQ+ Series: Queer voices Out It may only be a short film, but Disney made history when it featured its first animated gay character in Out. As part of its SparkShorts program, the nine-minute flick revolves around Greg’s moving day with his boyfriend, Manuel. The short explores closeted identity and parent-child relationships, as well as man’s best friend, as quoted from its official tagline, “With some help from his precocious pup, and a little bit of magic, Greg might learn that he has nothing to hide.” Andi Mack View this post on Instagram A post shared by BL Drama (@bl_drama_lover) on Apr 22, 2019 at 10:21am PDT In 2017, Andi Mack broke boundaries by featuring Disney’s first gay television character, Cyrus Goodman, played by actor Joshua Rush. Known for its honest and realistic portrayal of modern teenagers, GLAAD’s CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis, praised the show and emphasised the need for television to include LGBTQ+ youth “who deserve to see their lives depicted on their favourite shows”. 5 revelations about Shiloh Jolie-Pitt in 2020, from surgery to secret names Marvel’s Hero Project View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rebekah Bruesehoff (@therealrebekah) on Dec 20, 2019 at 6:00pm PST This heartwarming documentary follows a group of young children who are making an impact in their communities. In episode five, we meet Rebekah, a 12-year-old trans girl who advocates for LGBTQ+ rights in New Jersey. The Disney and Marvel partnership gifts each child in the series with their own Marvel comics. Rebekah’s is titled Mighty Rebekah . View this post on Instagram Marvel sent me this amazing gift! It’s my #heroproject comic book cover signed by the artist. Wow! Thank you @natachabustos for this incredible representation of me, and thank you to everyone at Marvel for making this whole thing happen. #transawarenessweek #transkids #youngactivist #marvelheroproject #queerteen A post shared by Rebekah Bruesehoff (@therealrebekah) on Nov 18, 2019 at 5:49am PST Little Town View this post on Instagram Talking to the weekend like, “You are the wildest, most gorgeous thing I have ever seen.” A post shared by Beauty and The Beast (@beautyandthebeast) on Aug 3, 2018 at 10:35am PDT Beauty and the Beast fans rejoice! Long-time Disney collaborator and composer Alan Menken recently revealed that he is working on a musical prequel to the beloved fable, featuring Gaston and LeFou. According to film news website Collider, the series’ title refers to the opening number in 2017’s live-action retelling of the classic tale, and will see Luke Evans and Josh Gad reprising their roles. Perhaps this time Le Fou’s feelings for Gaston won’t be such a secret … How Jerry and La’Darius from Cheer became LGBTQ+ icons High School Musical: The Musical: The Series View this post on Instagram We LOVE this journey for #Seblos. ️ A post shared by HSM: The Musical: The Series (@highschoolmusicalseries) on Feb 13, 2020 at 8:45pm PST Meet Phillipa Soo, star of Disney Plus’ hit film Hamilton Disney’s mockumentary spin-off of High School Musical welcomed its first queer romance to the franchise, something the original film blatantly ignored. This 10-episode series follows young choreographer Carlos as he attempts to navigate his first crush and a young romance with Seb, the lead singer in their high school’s musical production. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .