One Million Moms Is a Secretive Antigay Group That Can't Stop Failing - 2019-10-21
In one of its numerous calls to action, One Million Moms asked its followers to sign a petition objecting to a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment with a female couple in Toy Story 4. It was just the latest effort for the furtive group, which agitates against positive LGBTQ representations as its cause célèbre.
In reality, One Million Moms, an offshoot of the virulently anti-LGBTQ American Family Association, hasn't been particularly successful in intimidating film studios, TV networks, advertisers, and other companies into doing away with inclusive portrayals. Nor is it likely the group really has a million followers.
"While no one believes they actually have 1 million followers [or] 1 million who are moms, it is nearly impossible to pin down just how many people they actually reach," a GLAAD spokesperson tells The Advocate. "The parent organization, AFA, claims to have 'approximately 170,000 subscribers to its monthly flagship publication' and 'more than 1 million email subscribers.' However, these numbers have always been fudged, as AFA is notorious for counting as a supporter anyone who ever fills out one of their forms — something many opponents of the organization do as a way to troll them with oppositional/mocking information."