Dreadful Human Being Ann Coulter Names Monday ‘National Disown Your Son Day’
Dreadful human being (or robot giving a dreadful performance as a human being while its empathy sensors are on the fritz) Ann Coulter has a terrible idea that will keep her safely entrenched in the talk show circuit for weeks to come.
Let’s follow up last Thursday’s National Coming Out Day with a new holiday that homophobic parents can enjoy. That’s right, next Monday is National Disown Your Son Day!
Last Thursday was national “coming out” day.This Monday is national “disown your son” day.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) October 16, 2012
And although we’ve come a long way from those ideas as a cultural collective, I have no doubt that last week, more than a few American households experienced the tragedy that Ann joked about. Approximately 50% of LGBT youth experience some degree of family rejection. There are as many as 100 thousand homeless LGBT youth on our nation’s streets, and it’s estimated that LGBT youth make up as much as 40% of our nation’s homeless youth population. LGBT youth who are completely rejected by their parents are more than 8 times as likely to have attempted suicide. Pretty funny, right?
Speaking as a former unwilling celebrant of this exact type of fun fest (my parents kicked me out when I was TWELVE for being gay), I’d like to request that we never speak of this senseless, awful person again.