Sunday, October 29, 2017

"One Million Moms" Not Happy With Disney Channel's First Gay Character

Sofia Wylie, Joshua Rush, Peyton Elizabeth Lee, and Asher Angel star in Andi Mack.
Fred Hayes/Disney Channel

Someone's panties are in a bunch! 


According to NPR:
"It was TV history made in a moment. Goofy 13-year-old Cyrus Goodman came out as gay by confiding to his good friend Buffy that he had a crush on a boy. That boy is cool kid Jonah Beck, who just started dating Cyrus and Buffy's best friend, Andi Mack. 
The show is the Disney Channel's hit tween dramedy, Andi Mack. And it's the first time the channel has featured a coming-out story for a teen in a live action show. The series hinted that Cyrus might have a crush on Jonah through its first season, but Friday's episode was the moment when Cyrus finally said it out loud."
What I presume is a one woman outfit, anti-gay "One Million Moms" is not happy!

Via their email blast:
"The Disney Channel is deliberately choosing to “move forward” and promote adult content to children. By choosing to move in the direction of more “adult” stories and content, the Disney Channel – and the entire Disney media empire – may be choosing to sacrifice something far more precious… children’s innocence."
God forbid children know that some kids are gay! "One Million Moms" wants us all to pretend they don't exist and should not be mentioned. Too bad, so sad.

Monday, February 20, 2017

New Study: Gay Marriage Linked To Decrease In Teen Suicide



So, when gay youth can see they are accepted and respected, they find more reasons to live. Huh. It truly does get better!

Via PBS:

State legalization of same-sex marriage appears to be linked to a decrease in adolescent suicide, based on a new analysis published today in JAMA Pediatrics. The results give more context to the potential effects of social policy on mental health. 
The researchers found that suicide attempts by high school students decreased by 7 percent in states after they passed laws to legalize same-sex marriage, before the Supreme Court legalized it nationwide in 2015. Among LGB high school students, the decrease was especially concentrated, with suicide attempts falling by 14 percent. 
But in states that did not legalize same-sex marriage, there was no change.