Gay media watchdog the Gay &
Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has launched a boycott
campaign against real-estate mogul Donald Trump.
The 64-year-old Trump announced he's
considering a run for the White House as a Republican during an
appearance at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference
He's mounted a campaign to win over GOP
voters in early caucus states New Hampshire and Iowa, which tend to
prefer socially conservative candidates.
GLAAD says Trump's opposition to gay
rights – he
opposes both civil unions and marriage for gay couples – is
behind their decision to ask members to turn their backs on the
billionaire celebrity with political aspirations.
“Trump has taken to disparaging the
families of gay and lesbian couples as a tactic to get attention for
his candidacy,” the
group says at its Tune Out Trump campaign. “Using
Trump's own famous catch phrase, we would like to tell him, “You're
The campaign asks supporters to stop
patronizing Trump establishments and television shows, including many
buildings in New York City, casinos in Atlantic City, Fox News' Fox
and Friends and NBC's Celebrity Apprentice.