Following the spike in homophobic attacks after Trump's election, GLAAD has decided to create the Trump Accountability Project (TAP). The project will be a catalogue of all the discriminatory statements that Trump and the members of his administration have made, especially those statements that are anti-LGBTQ. The catalogue will include first-hand statements, video, and audio to be used as evidence.
TAP's purpose is to equip the media with the tools to actively call out the President-elect if he denies things he has said--which he's done several times over the past few years. TAP ensures that any statements he and his administration make going forward against minorities will not go undocumented.
"All too-often, journalists on deadline don't have the time or resources to fully uncover the detestable history of anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and voting records of many people in Trump's circle," said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement. "This project will put this critical information into the hands of newsrooms, editors, hosts, and reporters so that they may better report on and challenge the hateful actions and statements of those they are covering."
TAP will not only serve as a reminder to minority communities to resist complacency under Trump's administration, but also to the media to report hatefulness and discrimination as it occurs, even at the hands of the current government.