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Does It Matter If the Heroine of 'Brave' Is Gay?

At its core, Brave preaches acceptance. It’s about the compassion it takes to, as Merida and Elinor put it, “break tradition,” to change both society’s rules and the prejudices within ones’ own mind. It’s about the terrible things that can result when people—especially family members—don’t try to understand one another. And it’s about having the bravery to embrace one’s own identity. Those themes resonate with struggles far and wide, but perhaps most strongly, these days, with those of LGBT people. The film doesn’t need to tell us whether Merida is gay. It just needed to make us ask.

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