LGBTQ group rescinds award for Joy Reid after homophobic blog posts revealed

“PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, their families, and allies—has rescinded its Straight for Equality in Media award to political analyst Joy Reid,” stated the organization’s president Jean Hodges in response to Mediaite’s inquiry about the award.

“When we extended our invitation to Ms. Reid to honor her at our 45th anniversary celebration, we did so knowing about the blog posts from the late 2000s regarding Charlie Crist,” continued Hodges. “We appreciated how she stepped up, took ownership, apologized for them, and did better—this is the behavior and approach we ask of any ally.”