Gay Issues

TV News Anchor Tells LGBT People to Take ‘Gaycation’

| by Michael Allen

WLOX-TV news anchor Dave Elliott recently posted a private Facebook message to his friends only, but somehow it was made public.

According to JimRomenesko.com, the Biloxi, Miss. newsman wrote:

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I’m all for the LGBT community’s ongoing fight for equality. I support their fight in every way. But, it seems like they’ve been in the news too much lately. Maybe they should take a short break. Go on gaycation, just for the weekend. Enjoy yourselves!

In response, Mediaite.com reports that WLOX wrote on its Facebook page:

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A lot of liberals are outraged over this photo of Ivanka Trump. Do you see anything wrong with it?

Our station is committed to covering news that happens in our community, and issues important to our viewers — that includes the LGBT community... Just this week, we aired several stories about the LGBT community on the coast and a march to the state capitol. I would ask that you let that work speak to our commitment to ALL our viewers.

Elliott apologized for his "gaycation" remark later on his Facebook page:

I recently made an insensitive and unprofessional Facebook post regarding the LGBT community. I did not choose my words wisely and I sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by it. I’ve advocated for justice and equality my entire life. I hope this heartfelt apology is accepted in the spirit in which it is being made.

Sources: Mediaite.com and JimRomenesko.com