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And here we thought the Internet blowing up over the idea of Elsa potentially being gay in the Frozen sequel was a big deal. Who knew a supporting character in a sequel about a little blue fish would be just as ground-breaking?

Ellen DeGeneres, who voiced the popular character Dory in the 2003 hit animated film Finding Nemo, is reprising the role for the upcoming release of Finding Dory and made a big revelation about the sequel while doing some press for the film this week.

As it turns out, there’s a trans character — the first one to ever be featured in a Disney film.

“There’s a stingray that’s becoming sting-Rhonda, so there’s a trans sting in the movie,” DeGeneres told USA Today.

That goes beyond earlier speculation, which was that the movie would actually introduce the first lesbian couple to the Disney franchise. Speculation on that rumour amped up after the film’s trailer was released, and a shot of two women with a baby stroller popped up on screen.

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Unfortunately, Disney, Pixar and even DeGeneres have yet to confirm or deny that one.

“I don’t know if it’s true or not or if she just has a bad short haircut, you know?” the daytime host also said in the interview. “Who knows if she’s a lesbian.”

Guess we’ll have to wait and see the film for ourselves to find out. Still, with the sting-Rhonda revelation, we’d call this progress for all gender-neutral ocean creatures everywhere — wouldn’t you?

Need to know more before the June 17th release? Check out some more of the characters, below.