The media’s use of attention-grabbing headlines exploits LGBT people, who rely on these unreliable sources for important news coverage.
The media often exploit modern readers’ short attention span by using eye-popping headlines that fail to represent the context of the story. Sadly, this practice seems to be growing in popularity throughout LGBT media and advocacy groups. One of the major consequences of this exploitation is emotionally manipulating and even entirely misleading LGBT people who rely on these sources.
Here is a closer look at the accuracy of several summer LGBT headlines to illustrate what is a constant trend.