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A leading LGBT advocacy group rescinded its Straight for Equality in Media Award from MSNBC host Joy Reid on Tuesday amid a controversy surrounding newly unearthed homophobic comments made on a decade-old blog post.
Liz Owen, director of communications for PFLAG National, said the group had invited Reid to honor her at their 45th anniversary celebration knowing about some posts that she had already apologized for.
The article goes on to state the following:
But it said revelations of new posts had caused it to rescind the invitation.
“We appreciated how she stepped up, took ownership, apologized for them, and did better—this is the behavior and approach we ask of any ally,” Owens said of the older posts. “However, in light of new information, and the ongoing investigation of that information, we must at this time rescind our award to Ms. Reid.”
Reid has said the newly revealed posts, which include expressions of disgust toward men kissing, are fabricated and the result of hacking.
However, the report states that “the Internet Archive said Tuesday it could find no evidence to back up her claim of hacking.”
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Joy Reid having her PFLAG award rescinded by an LGBTQ advocacy group is similar to Donald Sterling having his lifetime achievement award rescinded by the NAACP after racists rants were discovered. He was forced to sell his NBA team. Reid remains on the air https://t.co/sRr8RYijH8 pic.twitter.com/Qyxq7Rznwy
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) April 25, 2018
— Jon Miltimore (@miltimore79) April 25, 2018
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