Gay rights advocacy group GLAAD has condemned TLC’s new show “My Husband’s Not Gay,” which depicts men who are same-sex attracted but choose not to pursue a homosexual lifestyle. Calling the show “dangerous programming,” GLAAD blasted TLC for putting young LGBT people “in harm’s way” and pointed to a petition calling for the network to cancel the program.
GLAAD argues that the show sends a message reminiscent of faith-based efforts to change sexual orientation, which are not supported by the American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association and have been banned in both California and New Jersey. Such a message, the group says, endangers young LGBT people. The Daily Mail reports:
“No one can change who they love, and, more importantly, no one should have to,” GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “By investing in this dangerous programming, TLC is putting countless young LGBT people in harm’s way.”