Human Rights Campaign Removes Fox News’ LGBT Preferred Employer Status


The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has confirmed that it deducted Fox News’ score from its Corporate Equality Index, removing its status as the preferred LGBT employer.

“Fox News has a history of sharing misinformation and misinformation about the LGBTQ+ community. We know from our own research, which we published earlier this week, what their misinformation and misinformation mean for the LGBTQ+ community. : perpetuating the stigma and marginalization of transgender and non-binary people,” Aryn Fields, HRC Senior Press Officer, said in a statement.

“At a time when transgender people — especially transgender children — are under attack in state homes across the country, the rhetoric has real consequences,” Fields added.

Fields said the network’s coverage of the LGBTQ community over the past 72 hours contributed to a drop in his Corporate Equality Index, which fell from 100 to 75.

“We can no longer allow Fox Corporation to maintain its score if Fox News personalities and contributors continue to deny the existence of transgender people, downplay the violence transgender people face, label parents of LGBTQ+ youth as pervert or equate leaders in LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion efforts with sex offenders,” Fields said. “Each of these actions happened in the past 72 hours. Enough is enough.”

The cable news network told The Hill that it offers a variety of LGBT benefits, including puberty blockers for transgender teens in addition to facial feminization surgery, thyroid chondroplasty reduction or tracheal shaving and mastectomy surgery for adults.

Fox News also highlighted its recent hiring of former California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner, who is transgender, as a contributor.

The development follows recently signed legislation in Florida, known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill to critics, which bans classroom teaching about gender identity and sexual orientation by teachers. from kindergarten to third grade. Content should be “age appropriate” for older students.

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