Brent Bozell’s vicious anti-LGBTQ views should have no place in the White House

The anti-LGBTQ founder of the fringe group Media Resource Center will be at the White House today to take part of Trump’s meeting on the video game industry.

NEW YORK - GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today released background on Brent Bozell, the founder and president of the fringe right-wing group Media Resource Center, in response to the news he will be participating in President Trump’s meeting on video games, which is largely being seen as an effort to scapegoat gun violence onto the video game industry while Trump maintains close private ties with the NRA.

Bozell has an alarmingly extensive of objecting to any depiction of LGBTQ people in the media, falsely insisting that transgender people do not exist and leading an organization that frequently accuses media outlets of being too sympatric children facing anti-LGBTQ bullying.

“If anyone actually believes that this meeting is truly about combating school violence, look towards the Media Research Center’s record of targeting young victims of anti-LGBTQ bullying and ask why the head of this hateful organization was invited to attend,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD. "Bozell is a fringe anti-LGBTQ activist who pushes derogatory lies about transgender people and has fought against LGBTQ media representation at every turn. His toxic agenda has no place in this conversation or any conversation taking place in the White House.”

Media covering today’s meeting at the White House have the responsibility to put Bozell and his organization into full context, including their extensive anti-LGBTQ record, for their readers, listeners, and viewers.  


  • Falsely argues that transgender people do not exist: “Gender isn’t simply wished away. Surgeons can amputate body parts, but even then, gender “assigned at birth” remains a biological fact that can’t be overruled by psychological wishful thinking or political intimidation... But when it comes to “non-conforming” with the immutable facts on gender, they are the moral deconstructionists who take the side of nonsense, falsehood, and fantasy – and insist all the sane and sensitive “medical experts” agree with their negation of fact.”

  • Said LGBTQ inclusive media outlets “are evangelists for a revolution of sexual immorality”

  • Condemned marriage equality as imposing “immorality on society” and “extremism in the defense of sin.”

  • Said Hollywood demonstrates "liberal bias" by failing to portray gay people as "morally wrong."

  • Attacked FOX over the show Glee saying: "The only characters on the show disapproving of homosexuality are vicious school bullies," and that "Everyone else in this series approves, endorses or participates in the homosexual lifestyle."

  • Warned parents that “If you are trying to [children] that the homosexual lifestyle is decadent and immoral, understand that television is telling them just the opposite - and telling you to go fly a kite.”   

  • Fear-mongered around the issue of marriage equality by arguing that priests would be arrested once marriage equality became legal.

  • Attacked Chaz Bono and ABC for casting him on Dancing with the Stars: “ABC and the rest of the media universe can do all the pretending they want, but that’s not going to make Bono a real male.”

  • Condemned the original “Queer Eye” calling it “heterophobic” and saying: “It almost makes you want to start a Straight Male Anti-Defamation Alliance. But guess what? That's not very manly.”

  • Attacked LGBTQ representation in comic books, asking, "Who would have predicted, ten years ago, that the comics would become a red-light neighborhood where sexually perverted superheroes would be packaged to elicit from children fascination and sympathy?"


More Anti-LGBTQ Statements via Brent Bozell’s Organization: Media Resource Center

  • Accused the media of having one-sided coverage of the suicide of Tyler Clementi saying there was no “balanced debate.”

  • Blamed TV networks for being too sympathetic towards the victim towards a 14-year-old victim of anti-LGBTQ bullying.

  • Condemned all of Hollywood for “the normalization of homosexuality”

  • Insists transgender media inclusion is a “campaign to normalize gender confusion.”

  • Attacked the American Library Association for taking “up the cause of normalizing homosexuality and advancing the gay agenda.”

  • Condemned NBC News for, quote, “a cheerleading report on ‘brave’ children who are being raised transgender (pretending to be the opposite sex.).”

  • Faults network for not supporting the scientifically discredited practice of so-called conversion therapy.

  • Insists that “Gays do not, in fact, simply want to “share” in traditional marriage. They want to radically change it.” and “The idea of monogamy – the most basic component of heterosexual marriage – simply doesn't exist in the majority of homosexual relationships.”