For Thanksgiving this year, GLAAD has announced a new campaign and I’m not quite sure what I think of it. Certainly it’s attention-grabbing, which is beneficial in any campaign that concerns raising awareness to a cause. I think I take a slight objection to the tone of it, though. The use of the word ‘uncomfortable’ is perhaps what is throwing me off a little, because it almost seems mean-spirited. That’s not GLAAD’s intent, I’m certain. What do you make of it? Read their statement below for information on their mission for the season.
‘The LGBT community has a ton to be thankful for from the past year. But we also have a long way to go. And believe it or not, putting down that forkful of stuffing for a minute and just talking about yourself (if you can) this Thanksgiving can make a huge difference.
We’ve all had those Thanksgiving dinners where Aunt Betty decides this is the perfect time to discuss a year’s worth of ailments and medical treatments. Well, you know what? If she can talk about her podiatrist, you can talk about your partner.
The fact is, while you’re scarfing down mashed potatoes and staying silent while everyone else at the table is freely speaking their minds, you’re missing a golden opportunity to make real, honest progress by talking about your life, and the things you care about. It’s okay if Aunt Betty feels a little awkward at first, it’s important for her to know that someone she loves cares deeply about LGBT equality. And the more we all talk about what’s important to us, the less awkward those conversations will become.
So go ahead and tell your stories. Be true to who you are around your loved ones this Thanksgiving. And even if Aunt Betty feels a little awkward this year, she’ll be greeting you with open arms and asking you for info next year.’
What are your Thanksgiving plans, you hot boys of ManPlay? Planning on taking someone to a family dinner that you met off of ManPlay’s gay personals and let ‘Aunt Betty’ meet him? Let me know in the comments and let me know what you think of this campaign as well.