Friday, September 30, 2011

PFLAG National Response To Droid "Is My Son Gay" App

Suggestion of Replacing Parental Support With Technical Support Unhelpful, Potentially Dangerous

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) - the nation's original ally organization, and the largest grassroots-based non-profit for families, friends and allies of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people – has issued the following statement regarding the Is My Son Gay? app for Android, released by French developer Enneme Moi.

Jody Huckaby, Executive Director of PFLAG National, said the following:

“This app is humorless at best, and offensive—for many reasons—at worst. It is offensive in its stereotypical line of questioning, offensive in its assumption that a simple Droid application can address questions of sexual orientation, and most offensive in that it implies that the unconditional support of a parent can be replaced by technology. What loving parent would need an app for that?”