Media Matters says that in 2011, Fox News’ Dr. Keith Ablow “brought a toxic mix of homophobia and pseudoscientific anti-LGBT talking points to new lows.
“The ‘Fox News Medical A-Team’ member has been a prolific source of anti-LGBT misinformation, disguising his animosity toward gay, lesbian and transgender people as expert commentary on human sexuality.
“His bigoted rants against J. Crew, Dancing with the Stars, and the Girl Scouts have earned widespread criticism and mockery, eventually causing him to resign from the American Psychiatric Association.
“For his consistent promotion of known falsehoods and shirking of established medical opinions on LGBT issues, Ablow has earned the title of LGBT Misinformer of the Year.”
Among Ablow’s lowest points:
*Transgender People Are Analogous to People Who Believe They Are Zebras.
*Transgender People Are “Exact Parallel” to Anorexics, Heroin Addicts.
* J. Crew Ad Is an “Attack on Masculinity.”
*Letting a Transgender Girl Into Girls Scouts Is a “Form of Abuse.”
*Pedophilia, Homosexuality Are Both Sexual Orientations, Influenced by Environment.
*Lesbian Mom Trying to Project “Her Own Discomfort With Masculinity” Onto Her Son.
And a few hundred more misguided comments, too.
But other than that, he’s been really helpful!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 19, 2011