Despite the fact that the Jeffrey Zucker-led CNN has created a cottage industry out of town halls involving presidential candidates and/or their liberal causes, CNN showed very little interest in recapping their four-and-a-half-hour, horrendously-rated Thursday night LGBTQ town hall with nine 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Between midnight and 7:30 p.m. Eastern Friday (so 21 and a half hours total), CNN shows spent just under 25 minutes (24 minutes and 47 seconds) on a town hall that featured a slew of alienating takes.
On Thursday morning, as CNN geared up for its evening town hall special on gay rights with the Democratic presidential candidates, the network's New Day show ran a couple of segments on the issue of LGBT rights. One segment highlighted a reported increase in hate crimes against transgenders in which the story managed to invoke the unrelated upcoming Supreme Court case on LGBT discrimination by employers. And, speaking with the new president of the pro-gay Human Rights Campaign, co-host John Berman cued up his guest to complain that President Donald Trump has not been far enough to the left on gay rights.
After thinking that having a seven-hour-long town hall about climate change was a great idea, CNN returned Thursday night with a four-and-a-half hour town hall partnering with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) about LGBTQ issues. Rampant protests calling attention to black transwomen, Chris Cuomo joking about preferred pronouns, and flat-out abuse with transgender elementary-age children were just a few of the things that transpired.
When Netflix posted a video clip of a cartoon child explaining pansexuality, probably the last thing they expected was to be attacked by the super woke Twitter scolds. And yet that’s exactly what happened, to the point of the Big Mouth creators being forced to apologize to "trans, pan, and bi communities" for the scene being problematic and exclusionary.
The latest brand of anti-gay hate crime is sinister in its stealth, as reported by Kashmira Gander, features writer at Newsweek: “Tanning Salons Could Be Targeting Gay Men by Opening in LGBT Neighborhoods, Putting Them at Risk of Cancer.” “Targeting”? Homophobia has certainly had to adapt in this day and age; instead of committing hate crimes, gay-bashers are apparently investing in tanning salons. It’s not just an over-dramatic headline writer at fault. The bizarre “targeting” accusation recurred several times in the text itself.
Batwoman, featuring the first lesbian superhero lead on television, is the latest comic-book series adapted by the CW. Unfortunately, following in the footsteps of Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman also is annoyingly preachy and obsessed with social justice. Even worse, it’s not even fun about it.
The only surprising thing about Disney putting an alien gay couple in a Star Wars series is that it took this long. Now LGBTQers can finally dry their eyes because the galaxy far far away is incorporating otherworldly sexualities into the mix.
ABC’s The Conners has left hints here and there that Darlene’s (Sara Gilbert) 12-year-old son Mark (Ames McNamara) might be gay and from the start of Tuesday night’s episode, “A Kiss is Just a Kiss,” Mark is seen wearing a skirt over leggings. But it’s when the principal calls to inform Darlene that Mark is in trouble for kissing a boy at school that we find out there is no longer any doubt that the young boy is gay.
As previously documented by NewsBusters, a number of shows on the major networks late last week ran with reports of a racist bullying incident at Springfield, Virginia's Immanuel Christian School that, by late Monday morning, was revealed to be a hoax. The family of 12-year-old Amari Allen admitted that their daughter made up her story accusing three white classmates of forcibly cutting her long hair.
Between Friday morning and Saturday morning, several shows on CNN, CBS, and NBC took the time to highlight a bullying case in which three white boys allegedly held down a black classmate and forceably cut her long hair after a history of taunting her. Even though it had nothing to do with the story, several shows made a point of noting that Vice President Mike Pence's wife, Karen, teaches at the same school, Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been doing a lot of IMPORTANT work in past week. You know, postponing a bipartisan gun control compromise, risking the credibility of her entire party over a shaky at best impeachment initiative, and hanging with super flamboyant queer TV star Jonathan Van Ness while the Republic is in turmoil.
If you’re a dad who’s concerned that his son might orbit too close to the girls’ toy aisle, “Barbie” creators, Mattel have a solution that might make your shame less acute. Or break your heart. The world-famous toy company have announced a line of gender-neutral dolls.