Here's some great news to end the year: The Disney Channel's social outreach campaign, "Make Your Mark," currently includes a video about a 14-year-old boy who happens to have two moms. GLAAD calls the video "the first of its kind for the Disney Channel, which has not included an openly gay character on its programming."
The "Make Your Mark" series inspires kids to make a difference in the world. Ben, the teen profiled in the abovementioned video, is an aspiring filmmaker who created an anti-bullying film after being bullied himself. He mentions his two moms in passing, and they are shown for only a moment, with their arms around each other - but as Ed Kennedy (who broke the news at After Elton) notes, "it stopped me cold." To see any LGBT family on a mainstream children's network is astonishing, but very, very welcome.
Video and more after the break.