Last night's episode of Good Luck Charlie, "Down a Tree," broke new ground for the Disney Channel with the inclusion of a lesbian couple, the network's first out characters in a series. In the episode, Amy and Bob Duncan set up a playdate for their daughter Charlie and one of her new friends, who just happens to have two moms. The couples come to find that they just don't get along when Bob bores one mom with work stories and the other continuously cuts Amy off, check out a clip below.
The inclusion of a family with two moms is a historic move in the right direction for the network which has never before included out gay characters in their series and made-for-TV films. In an interview about the Good Luck Charlie episode, a Disney spokesperson said, "Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness."
During November 2012, the Disney Channel's social outreach campaign "Make Your Mark," which encourages and inspires kids to make a difference in the world, featured a 14-year-old named Ben, an aspiring filmmaker who has two moms. Ben's spot ran on Disney Channel for several weeks, check it out below.