So last week was National Coming Out Day.
And then Ann Coulter had to ruin it.
Apparently Ms Coulter thought she was being funny.
Now, I am not a humourless individual. I think lots of things are funny. In fact, I think Coulter is downright hilarious. Have you listened to what she has to say? This is a woman who recently argued that racism in the US was stopped dead in its tracks in 1964. No, that’s not a joke. That’s what she said on Bill Maher, using her own brand of semantics.
Maybe she wrote that tweet for her friends at the gay republican group GOProud, who called her a gay icon. Now that’s so funny, it’s downright ridiculous.
Well, GLAAD didn’t think any of this was funny. On their website, they responded to the tweet by saying:
I have no doubt that last week, more than a few American households experienced the tragedy that Ann joked about. Approximately 50% of LGBT youth experience some degree of family rejection. There are as many as 100 thousand homeless LGBT youth
on our nation’s streets, and it’s estimated that LGBT youth make up as
much as 40% of our nation’s homeless youth population. LGBT youth who
are completely rejected by their parents are more than 8 times as likely to have attempted suicide. Pretty funny, right?
Indeed. It’s a riot.