OUT Magazine and GLAAD both claimed on Thursday that the repeal of net neutrality is a “blow to minority communities, particularly LGBTQ web users.”
“Losing net neutrality would deal a blow to minority communities, particularly LGBTQ web users, who depend on a free, impartial Internet to stay connected,” claimed OUT Magazine on Thursday, before the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality.
In their article, the magazine also covered similar remarks made by GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, who proclaimed, “Life-saving opportunities happen online… One of the greatest gifts that our community has been given is the Internet because we didn’t have to come out publicly and risk our whole lives. We could come out where it was comfortable.”
On Twitter, Ellis also claimed that, “Stripping away #NetNeutrality is the latest attempt by the Trump Administration to silence voices of already marginalized communities and render us invisible,” while in their own Twitter post, OUT Magazine declared, “This vote is a huge blow to the LGBTQ community,” before deleting the tweet soon after.
— Sarah Kate Ellis (@sarahkateellis) December 14, 2017
GLAAD also made similar claims in their own post on Twitter, prompting criticism from gay conservatives.
— GLAAD (@glaad) December 14, 2017
— NH Log Cabin 🏳️🌈 (@NHLogCabin) December 14, 2017
I'm being attacked in some vague, but serious and scary way!!
I CAN FEEL IT!
…oh my foot went to sleep.
OH WONT THE GOVERNMENT SAVE ME?!
THE GOVERNMENT DID THIS??
OH GOD EVERYTHING IS FALLING APART 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
MY GAY! MY PRECIOUS GAY!!
ok. I'm done. https://t.co/DYdQ9iVu5n
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) December 14, 2017
Earlier this year, OUT Magazine fired journalist Chadwick Moore after he came out as a conservative, while in July the magazine encouraged readers to “drop” gay conservative friends in an article titled, “What To Do When Your Friend’s a Gay Republican.”