The Owl House: Disney’s House of Representation


Renee Ritchie, Staff Writer

The Owl House is a Disney animated series that premiered on January 10, 2020, and has quickly gained popularity. Set in a world of witches, demons, and magic, the show has much to offer–but that’s not the only reason it’s loved by many. A large number of people are drawn to the show because of its positive LGBTQ+ representation. Several of the characters are queer, including the protagonist, Luz Noceda.

Luz is Dominican-American and bisexual. Dana Terrace, creator of The Owl House, has said that she also sees Luz as neurodivergent. She recently started dating Amity Blight, another girl in the show that’s a lesbian. The two got together in the eighth episode of season two, “Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Hooty’s Door”. Hooty, an owl demon, spent the episode trying to help his friends. When trying to help Luz, he put her and Amity through a tunnel of love. Luz got flustered and accidentally made Amity think she didn’t like her, but everything worked out in the end. 

“I was just… I’ve been wanting to ask you something for a while. But I wanted to do it in the best way! And in the tunnel of love, I thought: ‘Amity’s too cool for this,’” said Luz.

The girls asked each other out, and they started dating. The representation doesn’t stop there; a recently introduced character, Raine Whispers, is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns. Raine is Head Witch of the bard coven — that’s basically the leader of the musical witches. They’re voiced by Avi Roque, who is a nonbinary voice actor. They were formerly the significant other of Eda Clawthorne, a secondary protagonist of the show. Although there hasn’t been any confirmation, fans believe Eda is also bi, as she’s mentioned having boyfriends as well as being in a relationship with Raine in the past. 

The Owl House continues to have good representation in a variety of characters, and fans are loving it. As of now, the show is in its mid-season hiatus, and you can watch season one and the first half of season two on Disney+.