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GLAAD is an organisation that pushes for the acceptance of homosexuality by publicizing and criticizing opposing views, in part by attempting to destroy the careers of public figures who speak out against homosexuality.

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History

GLAAD was organised in 1985 with the name Gay and Lesbian Anti-Defamation League,[note 1] but changed it in 1986 to the the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation because of copyright issues[2] and pressure from the Anti-Defamation League.[3] The name was changed to the acronym version in 2013.

GLAAD started as a response to what they saw as biased reporting, and one of their early achievements was to convince the New York Times to use the word "gay" instead of "homosexual". It considers the latter term offensive, despite the term being accurate[note 2] and introduced by homosexuals to distance their desires from the laws against sodomy. Yet it freely uses the inaccurate and offensive term "homophobia" of people who disagree with homosexuality.

Current activity

GLAAD continues to pressure media outlets to push for the acceptance of homosexuality, and to criticize opposing views, including having a "Commentator Accountability Project"[4] (CAP) where it names and shames individuals who say things it doesn't agree with. It tries to convince journalists and producers that the views of these people, who are often interviewed on issues like marriage equality or non-discrimination protections, are extreme rather than representative of the other side. However, the CAP project mostly simply lists comments that people have made, providing context with links but not explicitly, and without explaining how there is anything wrong with the comments.

In one case, Tony Perkins, it says of him that he

Says about gay people: “They are intolerant. They are hateful. They are vile. They are spiteful"..."pawns" of the "enemy.”

In fact, the context shows that Perkins was not talking about "gay people", but about (homosexual) activists. So it has misrepresented who he was talking about, and not provided any refutation of his claim, which many people on the receiving end of homosexual activism would agree with.[5][6]

Another victim of CAP, Robert Oscar Lopez, said that being listed "amounts to an excommunication from polite society" and was "the end of my world", and that as a result, with few exceptions, he could no longer get interviews on media outlets or public speaking engagements.[7] GLAAD documents over two dozen of his public statements extremely critical of homosexuality.[8] Lopez admitted that other people on the list still make regular appearances on television, so their experience has not been as extreme as his.

Note

  1. GLAAD's history page falsely claims that it began with its next name.[1]
  2. "Homosexual" is a combination of the Greek homo ('same') and the Latin sexus ('sex').

References

  1. GLAAD History and Highlights, 1985-Present.
  2. Glaad, Encyclopædia Britannica.
  3. GLAAD (Wikipedia).
  4. GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project.
  5. Bill Muehlenberg, Collusion and Delusion: More Misleading Media Mischief, CultureWatch, Fri. 19th April, 2019Fri. April 19th, 2019.
  6. Bill Muehlenberg, These Guys Sure Know How to Hate, CultureWatch, Fri. 19th April, 2019Fri. April 19th, 2019.
  7. Robert Oscar Lopez, Life on GLAAD’s Blacklist, LifeSiteNews.com, Mon. 30th December, 2013Mon. December 30th, 2013.
  8. [Oscar López (aka Bobby Lopez)]
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