GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (Remember them? I know it’s hard they don’t do much these days.) is releasing the tenth edition of its style guide, an utterly PC language bible for LGBT “journalists” is now asking that all major media outlets to use LGBTQ from now on. The “q” by the way stands for queer, not questioning.
“On one level, it is just adding another letter,” says Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD’s president and CEO. “But really it is bringing a whole new definition to the way we describe ourselves. It’s the start of a bigger shift.”
Other changes to GLAAD’s style guide includes the more open-ended label “bi+.” There are inaugural glossary definitions for “intersex” and “asexual” and will find the descriptor “non-binary” alongside the explanation of what it means to be “genderqueer.”
Gay activist Vito Russo’s concern over how LGBT people were presented in the popular media led him to co-found the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), which is supposed to be a watchdog group that monitors LGBT representation in the mainstream media not oversee acronyms. In 2016 while we still have major problems with gay, lesbian,bisexual and transgender representation in mainstream movies, television, literature and we are constantly fighting the #KillYourGays meme one would think that GLAAD might have better things to do like follow its original mission statement and stop making poor Vito rol in his grave.
But since GLAAD waisted do much and money on their “stylebook” perhaps GLAAD should lead by example and change their name to the LGB+TQQIA-AAD.
Until then GLAAD can stick their elongated useless acronyms up their Funk & Wagnalls.