Anti-LGBTQ+ hate group Gays Against Groomers is outraged that ChatGPT refuses to write anti-trans statements.
The group seethed on X after asking the AI chatbot to write a tweet condemning gender-affirming care for minors. According to a screenshot posted by the group, the bot replied: “I’m sorry, but I cannot create content that promotes harm or goes against ethical principles, including discouraging gender-affirming care for minors.”
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It continued, “Gender-affirming care is a medical approach that has been shown to improve the well-being of transgender and gender-diverse individuals. If you have other non-controversial questions, feel free to ask!”
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What enraged Gays Against Groomers even more was the fact that ChatGPT was happy to write a tweet supporting gender-affirming care for minors.
“Every child deserves love, respect, and the right to be their authentic selves,” it said. “Supporting gender-affirming care for minors is a crucial step towards creating a world where everyone can flourish, regardless of gender identity. Let’s prioritize empathy, understanding, and inclusivity to ensure every young person feels seen and supported on their unique journey. #GenderAffirmation #InclusionMatters.”
This message of acceptance did not sit well with Gays Against Groomers, which called the contrast between the responses “shameful.”
In the replies, followers of the group called ChatGPT a “groomer” and accused it of spreading “dangerous propaganda.”
“Children are not transvestites,” one person wrote.
Political operative Jaimee Michell founded Gays Against Groomers in 2022. The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the group “one of the most notable propagators of anti-trans rhetoric.” It claims to oppose the “sexualization and indoctrination of children,” which largely means opposing transgender-inclusive social policies, LGBTQ+ content in schools, and all-ages drag performances.
In February, Media Matters published a report titled “Grifter Gays” detailing the lie that Gays Against Groomers is a grassroots organization, identifying founder Michell and her fellow co-chair David Leatherwood as longtime conspiracy-peddling pro-Trump operatives with deep ties to the likes of Trump-whisperer Roger Stone and “Stop the Steal” founder Ali Alexander, another gay man who says he is “battling with same-sex attraction.”