We have recently become aware of a campaign started by a group calling itself One Million Moms, which aims to promote its anti-gay message. This group is trying to take action against GayDays® at Disney World, which has for years been a day of joy and fun for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and their supporters.
Saturday, June 1, 2013 is the 23rd annual informal event at Magic Kingdom® where the LGBT community wears red shirts. However, the group One Million Moms is trying to turn a day of fun and love into something hateful and discriminatory.
This group claims that the intent of this day is “...to expose and desensitize children to this lifestyle by same-sex couples holding hands, hugging and kissing.” One Million Moms goes on to suggest that seeing these displays of love between same-sex couples will harm families.
This homophobic message is disheartening and sad. If children have questions about seeing a same-sex couple holding hands, hugging or kissing, it seems like it would be a perfect time and place for parents to teach about tolerance and acceptance. It seems, that while at Disney World, the happiest place on earth, it would be the perfect time and place to teach children that there are many different kinds of families in the world.
In response to the ugliness of the One Million Moms’ message, a woman named Darcy Christ has created her own Facebook page called Millions of Moms for Love, and is hoping to receive as many “Likes” as possible to show that anti-gay beliefs are not shared by most. Ms. Christ, as well as those who are “Liking” her Facebook page, believes that every person has the right to love another person - same sex or not.
“We will not stand silently while groups like One Million Moms or the American Family Foundation spread their anti-gay message,” said Ms. Christ, who happens to be a straight mother, who believes in not discriminating against someone because of their sexual orientation.
Please visit Ms. Christ’s Facebook page here One Million Moms for Love and “Like” it to show your support for the LGBT community and your displeasure with groups like One Million Moms.
Please visit this page Send a Thank You to Disney to thank Disney for being accepting to all its guests, whether straight or gay, and allowing us all to have fun in a safe and loving environment.
Also, we thank Disney for not allowing itself to be bullied by groups like One Million Moms, who would rather have Disney close their doors to the LGBT community and practice discrimination, rather than love and acceptance.
We remind you that if you teach children messages of love, acceptance and tolerance, then they will grow to be adults who practice this behavior. They will only know homophobia and hate if they are taught that. Come and join the LGBT community on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Magic Kingdom® and show your support!