GLAAD launches Trump accountability project
GLAAD has launched the Trump Accountability Project, a resource designed to hold the Trump administration to account on LGBT rights.
The LGBTQ media organisation launched the resource for journalists, editors, producers, and other news makers reporting on the Trump administration which catalogues the anti-LGBTQ statements and actions of Donald Trump and those in or being considered for his administration.
The resource also catalogues other discriminatory and hateful statements made by Trump and his appointees.
GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said: “Since Donald Trump’s rise to president-elect, we have seen an unprecedented amount of misinformation and blatant lies go unquestioned and unchallenged in national news media.
“The rampant misinformation promulgated by Trump and those in his circle often contributes to a climate of hostility that puts marginalised communities in harm’s way.
“The Trump Accountability Project will shine a spotlight of truth on the hateful records of individuals who are or may be participating in the upcoming administration.”
TAP will equip journalists, as well as everyday people, to hold Trump and his administration accountable for their words and actions.
It will also serve as a reminder that many in the incoming administration have blatantly pledged to dismantle the legal protections that LGBTQ people, as well as other communities, have achieved over the past several years.
Ellis continued: “All too-often, journalists on deadline don’t have the time or resources to fully uncover the detestable history of anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and voting records of many people in Trump’s circle.
“This project will put this critical information into the hands of newsrooms, editors, hosts, and reporters so that they may better report on and challenge the hateful actions and statements of those they are covering.”