Anita Bryant

  • What Disney's Orange Bird Logo Says about Corporate Support and the LGBTQ Movement

    by Julio Capó, Jr.

    In the 1970s, Disney was much more willing to tolerate the anti-gay tirades of singer Anita Bryant, which previewed today's "groomer" accusations, because of a lucrative and politically expedient partnership with Florida's orange growers, suggesting movement power, not corporate benevolence, is driving change. 

  • Florida Bill Echoes Anita Bryant's Antigay Crusade in the 1970s

    Historians Lillian Faderman, Hugh Ryan and Julio Capó, Jr. trace the links between the Christian entertainer's claims that gay teachers threatened children and the effort to portray them as "groomers" for child abuse today. Also, video of Bryant being hit with a pie.