While some are taking TLC’s new show My Husband’s Not Gay with a little bit of humor, GLAAD is worried the documentary will send the wrong message to LGBT youth.
Here’s what GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis had to say about My Husband’s Not Gay:
“No one can change who they love, and, more importantly, no one should have to,” Ellis said in a statement. “By investing in this dangerous programming, TLC is putting countless young LGBT people in harm’s way.”
The show follows a group of men, some who are married, that are attracted to other men but choose to be straight.
GLAAD says the show sends the wrong message and is a reminder of gay conversion therapy, a practice that has banned in such states as New Jersey and California.
A change.org petition has already gathered nearly 100,000 signatures to stop the show, but TLC says they plan to air My Husband’s Not Gay anyway to show the perspectives of some men who have chosen a straight lifestyle.
My Husband’s Not Gay airs January 11th on TLC. Check your local listings for channel and show time.