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.
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.