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 asks Kristol to condemn ‘harmful’ email
Date: January 05, 2012 Source: Politico
The Human Rights Campaign is calling on its members to email Weekly Standard editor William Kristol and demand that he condemn an email that went out from its marketing arm this morning warning that "radical homosexuals" were "infiltrating the United States Congress."
The Weekly Standard Distances Itself From That Homophobic Email
Date: January 05, 2012 Source: The Atlantic Wire
After the Human Rights Campaign condemned the magazine's homophobic sponsor email, The Weekly Standard (sort of) explained how the bigoted message happened to get sent to its readers.
Weekly Standard sends out bigoted anti-gay email
Date: January 05, 2012 Source: Salon
Today, subscribers to the Weekly Standard’s email list received a message with the subject line, “Congress to mandate pro-homosexual education?”
Massachusetts Newspaper’s Chaz Bono And Transgender Law Parody Slammed By LGBT Rights Activists
Date: December 20, 2011 Source: Huffington Post
A Massachusetts newspaper's parody version of a holiday carol poking fun at Chaz Bono's gender reassignment surgery and the state's new transgender protections law has been met with a frosty response from human rights activists and other organizations.
New ABC comedy spurs transgender backlash
Date: December 16, 2011 Source: Variety
The upcoming ABC sitcom "Work It" has sparked a growing backlash from various advocacy groups representing the LGBT community.
GOP hopefuls face pointed questions on gay rights
Date: December 12, 2011 Source: Washington Post
For the most part, the Republican candidates for president have avoided engaging in public the contentious subjects of gay rights and same-sex marriage. But the people they meet in diners and coffee shops sometimes have other plans.
Perry ad in Iowa accuses Obama of ‘war on religion’
Date: December 07, 2011 Source: McClatchy Newspapers
With Texas Gov. Rick Perry struggling to regain traction four weeks before the Iowa caucuses, his presidential campaign is running television ads attacking the Obama administration on gay rights instead of the economy, which tops even socially conservative voters' list of concerns.
Perry slams Obama’s ‘war on religion’ in new ad
Date: December 07, 2011 Source: USA Today
GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry is blasting what he calls President Obama's "war on religion" in a new TV ad aimed at appealing to religious conservatives.
Rick Perry TV ad hits gays, President Obama ‘war on religion’
Date: December 07, 2011 Source: Politico
Rick Perry's latest spot in his Iowa ad buy rotation is another faith-based appeal, but one that is openly critical of gay rights and that has one of the most audible dog whistles so far this cycle about President Obama.
Rick Perry Says Human Rights for Gays ‘Not in America’s Interests’
Date: December 06, 2011 Source: ABC News
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said today that using foreign aid to combat human rights abuses against homosexuals in foreign countries is “not in America’s interests” and attacked President Obama’s decision to require U.S. agencies operating abroad to promote equal rights for gays as part of the administration’s “war on traditional American values.”