Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing

Today HRC is putting Brian Brown and Sharon Slater on notice.  These Americans are part of a network of extremists working tirelessly to undercut LGBT people around the world at every turn.

Brian Brian is president and co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the leading anti-LGBT equality group in the U.S. Since 2007, NOM has tried – and failed—to block the national momentum for marriage equality. After losing the fight at nearly every turn, NOM is now taken its mission across the ocean to a more receptive audience.

Since 2012, Brown has publicly supported anti-LGBT movements in France, Russia, Australia, Spain and Trinidad and Tobago. Strong evidence has emerged that NOM is planning to formalize its worldwide mission of hate with the launch of an “International Organization for Marriage.”

Sharon Slater is president of Family Watch International, a driving force behind fighting LGBT equality at the United Nations. Each year, Family Watch International hosts an annual, invitation only global policy forum for UN delegates. The forum often includes testimony from people who claim to have been “cured” of homosexuality through the dangerous practice of reparative, or “conversion”, therapy. In addition, Family Watch International provides delegates with a number of resources online to continue the drumbeat of hate year round. Among these "resources" are briefs on how “so-called ‘homosexual rights’ are driving much of the current worldwide assault on marriage, the family and family related issues.”

It is time for American radicals like Brown and Slater to end the exportation of bigotry and lies. Send the message below and join HRC in helping to spread the word about these shadowy organizations.


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