GLAAD has announced the creation of the “Trump Accountability Project”, designed to track “discriminatory and hateful statements” made by the president-elect and his appointees.
The counter will not only focus on anti-LGBT statements, but those targeting immigrants, women, Muslims and other groups, as well.
“I think we’re in a different place. We have an LGBTQ community, among other communities, that feel that we are living in a new America,” GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis told Newsweek. “We have had quite a bit of progress over the past years, and there are concerns that some of the progress is going to be rolled back.”
GLAAD says one of its main priorities is to hold the media accountable for honest reporting on issues like the president-elect’s anti-LGBT cabinet picks and anti-LGBT bills on the federal and state levels.
“First and foremost, the thing I woke up thinking about on November 9 were our youth and the message that this sent, especially to LGBTQ youth,” Ellis said. “And what a different culture and America we woke up in.”