Striking Back at One Million Moms
By OUTTraveler Editors
A week after the antigay group One Million Moms urged its members to contact Disney World to express displeasure with the unofficial “Gay Days” event taking place there June 1, pro-gay movements are now targeting One Million Moms.
Fort Lauderdale-based Outloud Marketing has launched a website that allows people to send a thank-you note to Disney officials for not succumbing to discriminatory bullying of groups like One Million Moms.
“One Million Moms’ homophobic message is disheartening and sad,” says Wendy Jackson of Outloud Enterprises. “If children have questions about seeing a same-sex couple holding hands, hugging, or kissing, it seems that Disney World, the happiest place on earth, would offer a perfect opportunity for parents to teach children about tolerance and acceptance.”
Meanwhile, a heterosexual mom in Texas named Darcy Christ has created a Facebook page for Millions of Moms for Love in attempt to prove that the majority of moms across the country do not share the antigay beliefs.
“We will not stand silently while groups like One Million Moms or the American Family Foundation spread their antigay message,” Christ says. “A majority of American moms believe that every person has the right to love another person, same sex or not.”
Although “Gay Days” is not an official Disney event, organizers say it draws more than 150,000 LGBT travelers to the theme parks every year. Read more about “Gay Days” here.