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GLAAD Wants You to Tune Out Trump

GLAAD Wants You to Tune Out Trump

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) this week launched a drive to “Tune Out Trump” following Donald Trump’s decision to use an anti-marriage equality platform as part of his potential presidential nomination bid.

GLAAD points to comments by Trump that were made during various interviews including an appearance on Fox News. They include: “I’m not in favor of gay marriage. They should not be able to marry,” and “I just don’t feel good about it. I don’t feel right about it. I’m against it… I’m opposed to gay marriage.”

Critics have said this is a case of Trump trying to pander to a religious conservative base in order to bolster a potential presidential bid.

GLAAD says that this tactic creates animus toward LGBTs and their families and puts Trump out of step with the public when four recent polls have all shown majority support for marriage equality in the United States.

From the GLAAD blog:

Trump is sending the message to the 1 million gay couples who are raising approximately 2 million kids in the United States that they shouldn’t be treated equally. He wants their viewership for his shows and their money at his properties (Gay and lesbian travelers spend an estimated $17 billion a year for tourism), but Trump doesn’t want to allow them the same dignity and respect as all loving couples and families. This is both an unfair and unwise business practice.

Trump has taken to disparaging the families of gay and lesbian couples as a tactic to get attention for his candidacy. Using Trump’s own famous catch phrase, we would like to tell him “You’re fired!”

GLAAD is encouraging LGBTs and their allies to “Tune out Trump” by declining to support his various business ventures. This includes skipping Trump-affiliated television shows such as The Apprentice and Miss Universe, Trump’s various national holdings including Miami Beach Hotel/Trump International Beach Resort, and New York’s Trump World Tower.

You can find a more complete list of Trump’s businesses that you can choose to avoid in support of marriage equality over at GLAAD’s blog.



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2:20PM PDT on Apr 30, 2011

The guy's a joke, but he's in the right political party because it's a joke. Only Republicans would take this ego-maniac seriously.

5:27PM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

I can't tune out, as I never tuned in. Apparently his hair blocks his messages to me.

1:14PM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

I'm all for the bag of wind Trump continuing to speak out. By the time November of 2012 rolls around, Americans will be so sick and tired of the tea-bags and Republicans, they'll come out in droves to vote Democratic.

9:48AM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

The guy is a disgusting over indulgent spoiled brat that raised kids with a silver spoon in their mouth - NO RESPECT for any of them - he makes Obama look really good (somebody that worked hard and got a good education all by himself) which is good news when it comes time to vote!

9:32AM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

He,s getting just what he wants at the moment.....you are all helping by participating in your postings. good or negative!!!

10:36PM PDT on Apr 28, 2011

I think there should be an 11th commandment for Democrats...Do not criticize or make fun of Donald Trump.

Trump would make a dream GOP nominee to run against Obama in 2012!

9:26PM PDT on Apr 28, 2011

His constituency has been shortened a bit more than yesterday. By the time 2012 comes around, he won't even be considered a candidate. Donald Trump and others like him are favored by mainly the wealthy or upper middle and there are a few of those left. He's definitely egocentric and he shows it in the worst way. His TV show is about as gimmicky and bad and at such a horrible period in the history of the United States. It seems strange that NBC would carry it. but here again, New York City is out of touch with the rest of the United States. The 30% richest of New York City own most of the city itself, while the rest are non-owners and rent. So be that as it may, Trump and others who run the show in their kingdom play God and it's gotten to their heads. Reality base is nothing more than phoney baloney and we are supposed to look up to them. I'm glad that GLAAD understands this!

4:48PM PDT on Apr 28, 2011

You don't have to ask me twice. This is a no-brainer, even without this latest stupidity.

3:27PM PDT on Apr 28, 2011

Trump is just a CLOWN! I don't know why people keep posting about him.

12:57PM PDT on Apr 28, 2011

I think it should be law that anyone with such a ridiculous comb-over should automatically not be able to run for public office. For pete's sake, they REPRESENT THE UNITED STATES!! Do we really want that image out there? We're already in the crapper as far as most of the rest of the world is concerned...

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