Posted on 13 April 2009 by Shout Melissa
Whether it was via new policy or the actions of a single employee, a change occurred at Amazon.com that sent gay and lesbian bloggers into a Twitter uproar.
In what is being blamed today as a “glitch” tens of thousands of books were “re-categorized” as “adult content” (which resulted in de-listing of some) over the weekend. Why is this such a big deal? Well it seems that many of the books that were “re-categorized” were Gay & Lesbian titles while many other books of more extreme heterosexual nature remained categorized as they have always been. One disturbing example is that Porn star Ron Jeremy’s raunchy autobiography was still ranked while the bio of Ellen DeGeneres written by her mother was de-ranked. The Homosexual Agenda: Exposing the Principal Threat to Religious Freedom Today still ranked while Heather Has Two Mommies is de-ranked. You get the picture…..
Whether this was a “glitch” or not American retailers are quickly learning how powerful the Gay & Lesbian social media network can be and what can be accomplished by this group in a very short amount of time. For a more in depth look at what occurred and how the Gay & Lesbian community responded read the article on Queerty.com.