NEW YORK, NY – (04-14-22) – Fox Corporation’s staff-wide have condemned in an internal message to fellow workers, the never-ending anti-LGBTQ rhetoric of their colleagues on Fox News.

Fox News’ never-ending anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and coverage of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill has outraged LGBTQ employees within the Rupert Murdoch conservative media empire.

The FOX Pride LGBTQ group of FOX Corp condemned the conservative cable station’s “hateful” coverage of the Florida’s anti-LGBTQ law and “hateful” commentary being spewed on sexual orientation and gender identity.

With FOX News’ wall-to-wall segments veering into outright homophobia and anti-trans panic as hosts claimed Disney was pushing a “progressive LGBT agenda” that supported the “chemical castration” and “grooming” of young kids, the Human Rights Campaign on April 1 removed FOX News’ parent company FOX Corp., from its list of top workplaces—strictly in response to Fox News’ recent coverage.

The statement from the LGBTQ staff of Fox Corp comes after the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) removed Fox Corp’s status as a preferred LGBTQ employer over its recent on-air rhetoric.

FOX Pride Statement Denouncing FOX News On Air Talent:

“Fox Pride denounces statements made regarding sexual orientation and gender identity on FOX News in the past week,” read the lengthy message posted on April 5 to the group’s company-wide Slack channel, which includes staffers from Fox News, Fox Weather, and other Fox brands. The note was verified and reviewed by The Daily Beast. “While the internal support and resources Fox Corp. offers to LGBTQ+ employees are amazing and supportive, the public facing messaging and rhetoric is the opposite. We find it disheartening and a step backward in the acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.

FOX News is one of the most watched cable networks in the nation and we must be mindful that the impact these words have on the LGBTQ+ community—especially youth. LGBTQ+ youth have the highest rate of suicide and words matter. Hateful words and generalizations about sexual orientation and gender identity have a direct impact on people’s lives. We are working to address and make sure our voices are heard.

As the company’s employee resource group, FOX Pride “supports causes important to the LGBTQ community and fosters a work environment where all of FOX’s LGBTQ colleagues feel 100% authentic and professionally supported.”

JRL CHARTS LGBT Politics News reached out to FOX Corp for comment and they responded with the following statement:

“We are fully committed to freedom of speech and freedom of the press because we know these precious rights as well as diversity of thought and opinion benefit us all.”

The question is will FOX Corp instruct its on air and off air talent to not promote hate speech pertaining to the LGBTQ Community. Only time will tell!

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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