Words have consequences. Whether it's a local school board member, a religious organization, national 'advocacy groups' or elected officials, anti-gay vitriol creates a toxic environment that can make LGBT people – particularly youth – think they aren't worthy of the same dignity that all Americans deserve. Check out where HRC is calling out homophobia and how you can get involved.

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HRC: Romney’s Adoption Remark Trivializes Gay Inequalities

Date: May 15, 2012 Source: The Advocate

 

The Human Rights Campaign says that Mitt Romney's assertion that "all states but one allow gay adoption" trivializes the inequalities same-sex couples face.



 


Despite Romney Claim, Same-Sex Adoption Laws Vary

Date: May 14, 2012 Source: ABC News

 

Mitt Romney claimed last week that “all states but one allow gay adoption,” a statistic that came into question Monday.



 


Rick Santorum During Bowling Alley Visit: ‘Friends Don’t Let Friends Use Pink Balls’

Date: March 28, 2012 Source: The Huffington Post

 

Rick Santorum incited the ire of gay rights advocates when he told a boy to not use a pink bowling ball during a campaign stop at a Wisconsin bowling alley.



 


Get To Know Mitt Romney’s Most Controversial Backer, Frank VanderSloot

Date: March 16, 2012 Source: BuzzFeed

 

One of Mitt Romney's biggest supporters this election cycle and last has been Frank VanderSloot, a powerful Mormon businessman in Idaho. VanderSloot is national finance co-chairman of Romney's campaign, as he was in 2008, and he has hosted a number of fundraisers for Romney over the years. Subsidiaries of VanderSloot's multi-level marketing company Melaleuca, of which he is CEO, have poured a combined $1 million into Restore Our Future, the main super PAC associated with Romney.



 


HRC to Romney: Ditch Anti-LGBT Finance Chair

Date: March 10, 2012 Source: The Advocate

 

The Human Rights Campaign and supporters are calling on Mitt Romney to fire his national finance chair, Frank VanderSloot, who has a record of antigay activities.



 


Tenn. Principal Quits After Telling Gay Students They’re Hell-Bound

Date: March 01, 2012 Source: Advocate

 

Tennessee high school principal Dorothy Bond has resigned under pressure following an incident in which she told gay students they were going to hell and a pregnant student that “her life was over.”



 


Tax Returns Reveal That Romney Has Donated to Anti-LGBT Groups

Date: January 24, 2012 Source: Boston Spirit

 

According to a press release by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Mitt Romney's recently released tax returns show that he has donated at least $35,000 to "groups actively working to halt the spread of LGBT equality and, in some cases, intentionally demonize LGBT people."



 


Delgaudio: ‘Human Rights Campaign can’t silence me’

Date: January 17, 2012 Source: Loudon Times

 

The radical homosexuals infiltrating the U.S. Congress plan to create a new America based on sexual promiscuity …



 


School board files tenure charges against N.J. teacher who made anti-gay comments on Facebook

Date: January 12, 2012 Source: The New Jersey Star-Ledger

 

The Union Township school board has filed tenure charges against Viki Knox, the high school English teacher whose anti-gay remarks on Facebook raised a firestorm over her free speech rights and her role as a public school teacher.



 


Oklahoma National Guard to have ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ under lawmaker’s bill

Date: January 10, 2012 Source: Tulsa World

 

A bill being proposed by a state lawmaker would reinstitute the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the Oklahoma National Guard.



 


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