A video currently circulating on Twitter suggests a web of NGO’s has been colluding behind the scenes to massively increase the focus on LGBTQ issues among most of our cultural institutions, including the news media.
WEF is behind LGBTQ, pic.twitter.com/wnFs7zccZM— D. Scott @eclipsethis2003 (@eclipsethis2003) May 18, 2023
The video provides excerpts from a panel discussion that took place at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2022 annual meeting. It features Sarah Kate Ellis, President of Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
Ellis states GLAAD “…work(s) with the news, business, entertainment, faith leaders, sports, governments, and individual activists from around the globe…to educate public people on LGBTQ issues, and move policy forward.”
She says that GLAAD is one of many partners in an initiative that is driving global change in regard to LGBTQ issues. The initiative is called the Partnership for Global LGBTIQ Equality (PGLE), and it was started by two enormously influential NGO’s: WEF and the U.N. The PGLE initiative was launched four years ago at WEF’s 2019 annual meeting.
In addition to the U.N. and WEF, PGLE’s founding members included “…leading multinational companies Accenture, Boston Consulting Group, CISCO, the Coca-Cola Company, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, EY, Edelman, Johnson & Johnson, Mastercard, Microsoft, P&G, PepsiCo, PwC, Salesforce, and Scotiabank.”
The full list of companies that today support PGLE’s initiatives is enormous, and can be viewed here.
The centralized coordination among these NGO’s and corporations likely explains why we have seen such a massive spike in focus in the last few years throughout our culture on LGBTQ issues — this increased focus does not appear to be emerging spontaneously at a grassroots level.
MAP has located the video of the full panel discussion, and we will be reviewing this video and updating this story with any new insights we uncover.