GLBT Media of Note Round-Up: January 10, 2014

Maybe He’s Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality is no longer available on Author Linda Harvey pulled it off the website because she “saw the rotten reviews, a smear campaign by those who had not read the book.” After amazon did not immediately take down the reviews, Harvey took her book. Harvey is known for extremist homophobic views such as asking that LGBT employees be fired and claiming that LGBT-supportive education is “child abuse.”

HRC’s publication, “Buying for Workplace Equality 2013: A Guide to Companies, Products and Services That Support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Workplace Inclusion,” is available in pdf format.

Despite complaints, Dell Inc. continues to see computer filter software that blocks LGBT websites. The SonicWall  product, according to the corporation, is designed for users wanting to block “sites that provide information, promote, or cater to gay and lesbian lifestyles.” One of the websites that the software would block is, a source of information, events, resources, and culture for LGBTQ and straight-ally teenagers. After being alerted to concerns, another company selling filtering software,Trend Micro Inc.,  will permit LGBT websites. Both companies received 100 percent in the HRC workplace equality rating, but only one filters out LGBT websites.

A free showing of a Free & Equal documentary, “Sport Comes Out against Homophobia,” starring gay and lesbian athletes and activists for LGBT and intersex rights at a United Nations event on Human Rights Day is available on its website. The Free & Equal campaign aims to raise awareness of homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination, and encourage greater respect for the rights of LGBT people everywhere. For more information, contact Jackie Yodashkin, Free & Equal campaign: +1 917-620-4502 / or Toiko Kleppe, OHCHR: +1 917-367-2754 / kleppe@un.og


1 thought on “GLBT Media of Note Round-Up: January 10, 2014

  1. Looks like Dell may have removed that filtering option, either temporarily or permanently. Or else they simply removed the language that described the type of content being filtered as LGBTQ. There is still a category entitled, “Society and Lifestyle,” but there is no mention of LGBTQ information sites being in this catagory. Not sure if this is progress or subterfuge.

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