"All people are not heterosexual. Heterosexuality is not superior and is not the norm by which all other sexual orientation and gender identities are measured." --Burnaby, B.C. Schools Draft Policy #5.45

Friday, April 22, 2011

Florida Family Association

A conservative religious political organization called the Florida Family Association is calling for the boycott of companies that advertise on the MTV show Degrassi, because (1) it features a female to male transgender character; (2) it features kissing and physical contact between the transgender character and his girlfriend; and (3) PFLAG runs an ad during the show that encourages kids to contact PFLAG if they think they're transgender.

Isn't Degrassi a CBC show?  Is it being rebroadcast by MTV in the States?

Florida Family Association claims on its website that they were successful in pressuring Sony to stop advertising on Degrassi.  The web site lists other companies that advertise on Degrassi.  Some are: State Farm Insurance, Proctor & Gamble, Kraft, Best Buy, Johnson & Johnson, Kaplan, Mars, Disney, Coca Cola, L'Oreal, Church & Dwight, and Kimberly Clark.

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