I’d like to offer one quick hack to be a good ally this Pride Month: Stop eating at Chick-fil-A. Being a good ally isn’t hard. It’s as easy as driving a little further down the road for dinner.
Shrek debuted on April 22, 2001 to a country in the grips of conservatism, especially towards LGBTQ+ people. In this kind of environment, it’s easy to see why children’s media wasn’t rushing over each other to create the first Love, Simon, so the queer youth of the day had to latch on to any representation they could find.