Gay moment is new Disney movie

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March 04, 2017
AP This image released by Disney shows Josh Gad as Le Fou, left, and Luke Evans as Gaston in a scene from Beauty and the Beast.

The cast and director in Disney's new live-action version of "Beauty and the Beast" say the movie contain a gay moment - one they're proud of.

And advocates are calling it a big step forward for Disney and for youth entertainment.

The scene in question involves the character of LeFou (Josh Gad), the timid and lovable sidekick to the preening villain Gaston (Luke Evans). Without spoiling too much, it's safe to say that LeFou spends much of the film in Gaston's thrall, and toward the end also has a moment a few seconds, really where the same-sex theme is more overt.