ONE FOR ALL?

OK! Magazine Believes That One Marriage-Equality Org Represents Entire “LGBT Community”

I hate to take a shot at another media organization, but OK! magazine might need to re-evaluate its definition of the “LGBT community.”

The mag recently exclaimed in a headline that “LGBT Community Backs Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s Engagement.”

Thing is, only one LGBT organization was asked for comment.

OK! quotes  Rebekah Orr, Communications Director for Equality California, who told E! Online:

“We would never want any committed couple to deny themselves and their families the happiness and security that marriage brings. Their marriage just provides one more opportunity to remind all of us why marriage matters to all loving couples and why the exclusion of same-sex couples from the freedom to marry is so hurtful to families.”

E! Online was more responsible with their reporting, saying that “LGBT Group Cheers On Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Engagement!”

While I love the work of Equality California, who have been tireless in their efforts to overturn Prop 8, OK! needs to make sure it doesn’t automatically assume they speak for all gay people.

Queerty feels the snarky need to half-joke that the community is “outraged,” and that Brangelina is being selfish.

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