Mickey Mouse, Homophobe?

Sans Everything has a great article looking at homosexuality and it’s depiction in comic books/strips in response to conservative Brent Bozell.  It’s a great read with a lot of history and a lot of examples of the topic from the 1930’s and 40’s.  I remember it being was such a big deal when Marvel finally revealed Northstar was gay as a recent example, though the examples provided are spotlighting being gay in a negative context.

Below is part of a Mickey Mouse strip from January 22, 1931 where he not only verbally assaults a “gay” character but actually physically assaults him too.  Who’d thought Mickey was a gay basher?  I mean Walt Disney loved people of all kinds (snicker).