GAY TOLERANCE CREDENTIALS
Click on the above; it's a live link to an alt.books.nancy-drew chat thread from 1999 which shows just how zany that group used to be. One of the members bragged about her 'tolerance' of gay people, her 'gay tolerance credentials', and how up-to-date that made her, and how it helped to sell books to them.
Others reacted with disdain to this, thinking her attitude self-aggrandizing, old-fashioned, and still showing prejudice - 'tolerating' instead of 'accepting'.
However, their backlash toward her viewpoint was strictly in accordance with everything else on this group - silly and comedic, and very critical!