Did you notice an awful lot of gay characters in movies during 2017? If so, you’re an ignorant bigot. According to the analysts at GLAAD, all major Hollywood studios performed poorly in terms of forwarding the gay agenda on the big screen. Oh sure, there were two movies entirely dedicated to gay themes, but “Love, Simon” and “Call Me By Your Name” are not enough.
GLAAD, the thought police for all things gay, has its knickers in a twist because Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, has been named to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Perkins was nominated to the commission by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In a May 15 tweet, GLAAD described Perkins as an “Anti-LGBTQ hate group leader.”
Its startling to see who is considered influential in the media and entertainment industry. At the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on May 5, director Ava DuVernay spoke about the importance of activism in art. The filmmaker, who just finished a film for Disney (A Wrinkle In Time) called the United States a “leaderless country” and indirectly hit at current politicians for what she considered to be their failures.
For the past week, GLAAD has been in the process of awarding certain sections of the media for being particularly sympathetic to LGBTQ issues during the past year. As far as nominations for journalism go, it turns out that the GLAAD Media Awards is indebted to major media networks, such as CBS, ABC, and NBC.
Next time you’re stuck in an airport (the only time most people subject themselves to CNN) and Don Lemon is on, pretending to be a reasonable, unbiased journalist, remember his September 9 award speech from at the GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) San Francisco Gala -- the one where he responded, “Thank you, it’s about time!”
The media are getting political – and aren’t afraid to boast about it. At least when it comes to President Trump. On Saturday, GLAAD (formerly Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) hosted its 28th annual media awards ceremony in New York City. In addition to handing out 34 media awards, GLAAD featured media figures who focused their energy on attacking “very bad” President Trump – beginning with actress Debra Messing.
Twenty years ago today, Ellen DeGeneres revealed her sexual identity on network TV. In 1997, the media climate was not nearly as welcoming to LGBT people as it is now; however, as proven by the countless articles published commemorating her bravery, times have clearly changed. Today, LGBT content is not only accepted, but celebrated.
When it comes to media portrayal, the LGBT community has one mission: promoting complete and total acceptance. Tolerance is no longer enough. No surprise then that GLAAD's 2017 Media Awards Show theme is "Accelerating Acceptance."
The slander of President Ronald Reagan’s legacy by liberal gay activists continues. After ignoring his influence in stopping California’s Prop 6 as governor, President Reagan is painted as a homophobe unwilling to acknowledge or help gays during the height of the AIDS crisis. This characterization of a conservative legend has been debunked but that still hasn’t stopped the liberal gay activists who choose to re-write history in the ABC gay propaganda miniseries When We Rise.
As if sex education in schools wasn’t controversial enough, now gay activists want gay sex to be taught to children. Leading the charge is the FreeForm Channel with its drama The Fosters, a show that has always championed the gay agenda, with its biracial lesbian couple and their diverse family of all colors and sexualities.
Tired of boring, binary gender options on your dating app? Lucky for you, Tinder has added dozens of new gender preferences! The dating app, which boasts over 20 billion “friendships, marriages, relationships,” now offers 37 gender identity options. You read that right, 37 options! Among the selections listed are “transgender female,” “transsexual male,” “agender,” and genderqueer.” And if 37 is still too few, Tinder now includes the possibility of writing in your own gender term.
Kyra Phillips heralded Facebook's recent decision to add more than 50 gender categories on Friday's CNN Newsroom. Phillips brought on Rich Ferraro of GLAAD to boost the LGBT activist group's role in the social media website's left-wing change, and tossed softball questions at her guest: "Rich, you actually worked on this project with Facebook. So, whose idea was it, and why did it become an issue and an important move for Facebook?"
The anchor, who has a long history of promoting the social left's LGBT agenda and didn't bother to bring on a social conservative voice to respond to the story, made her feelings clear on the development to Ferraro: [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]