November 10, 2016
Highlights for Children Bow Under Pressure from Homosexual Activists
On October 14th, Highlights for Children came under fire from a lesbian couple because it did not feature their type “family” in their magazine for toddlers, which the couple purchases for their daughter. One of them took to Highlights’ Facebook page expressing her disappointment in the lack of “diversity” the magazine was showing.
Highlights responded, “We understand your wish to see your family’s situation represented in Highlights Hello. For much of our readership, the topic of same-sex families is still new, and parents are still learning how to approach the subject with their children, even the very little ones. We believe that parents know best when their family is ready to open conversation around the topic of same-sex families. We will continue to think deeply about inclusion — specifically, how to address it in developmentally appropriate ways for our broad audience.”
The publication quickly came under fire on social media and on October 17th issued a second statement apologizing for their first! ” We want to reiterate that we believe all families matter. We know that there are many ways to build a family, and that love is the essential ‘ingredient. This conversation has helped us see that we can be more reflective of all kinds of families in our publications, We are committed to doing so as we plan future issues.”
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