Of all the Disney princesses, I can see why she would make the most sense. She doesn't have a boyfriend, after all. In the already confirmed sequel, would Disney go in that direction? I would certainly support it. Having perhaps the most popular Disney princess right now be gay would be quite the statement.
I especially like these drawings shared on Twitter by @daddyelycia of a possible love interest for Elsa:
Yahoo! News has a good piece on why 'Frozen' is the most LGBTQ-friendly film that Disney has produced to date. The piece mentions that the film was "progressive" as it "focused on the strength of women" which is certainly true. It also mentions that "Let it Go" has already become a major gay anthem. But the most telling part for why #GiveElsaAGirlfriend has trended so quickly is this:
"Elsa's own journey of acceptance with her powers has widely been interpreted as a metaphor for coming out from the umbrella of a traditional princess, reports the Independent."
While the Christian Post doesn't mention this as a possibility, obviously, they admit that Elsa will show a different side of her personality in Frozen 2. If the film does actually go in the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend direction, you can be sure publications like this will call for a boycott of Disney or something. But #GiveElsaAGirlfriend would feel like a natural progression, in my opinion, and it's worth the risk.
Of course, the fear is that little girls will "become gay" by having a gay Elsa become their hero. This is, of course, completely ridiculous. You don't "become gay," and all this would do is make girls aware of and more comfortable with their sexuality at a younger age. I'm not against the idea of Elsa becoming a LGBTQ ambassador, but I think it would be a huge risk that I'm not sure Disney will actually take. In any case, it's at least cool to see that something like this could happen and that Disney could be missing out on a huge opportunity if they don't pursue it.
What's your take on this? I'd like to hear opinions of how this might go.