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03/27/2012

'Non-cognitive' dissonance: GLAAD enters NOM game through 'glamorous', 'elite' door

by Jeremy Hooper

One thing interesting about this latest NOM scandal is that the slights are so sweeping and multi-faceted, that any number of groups have found specific ways to address the matter so that it fits the organizational perspective. GLAAD is focusing on an overlooked but interesting aspect: NOM's admitted search for "glamorous non-cognitive elites" who'd speak to their anti-equality cause:

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ANTI-GAY ACTIVISTS LOOKING FOR GLAMOROUS, UNINTELLIGENT CELEBRITIES TO ADVANCE THEIR CAUSE [GLAAD]

It's a smart focus for GLAAD. There is no organization out there that has more daily experience with glamorous, perfectly cognitive artists, athletes, writers, beauty queens, etc., who are capable of both deep thought and deep support for LGBT civil rights/protections. It's worth putting out there, asking (a) why NOM even saw a need to add what would seem to be a superfluous "non-cognitive" element, and (b) why NOM has to work so damn hard to find support among those in fields that historically respect the talents and generalized humanity of LGBT humans.

NOM failed to get much of anyone other than Carrie Prejean and David Tyree, so the success element is pretty much moot. But the attempt definitely raises some questions.

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