Tag: Anti-gay

West Virginia Politician Compares LGBTQ Community to KKK

West Virginia State Representative Eric Porterfield is in hot water after he compared the LGBTQ community to the Ku Klux Klan on Feb. 8. The Republican representative made the inflammatory statement after speaking to a reporter regarding an anti-LGBTQ discrimination amendment. Porterfield was a staunch supporter of legislation crafted to…

'Your radical socialist kick boxing lesbian Indian will be sent back packing to the reservation': Racist Republican Says of Democrat Running for Congress

Republican precinct committeeman Michael Kalny of Shawnee sent a Facebook message about Democratic congressional candidate Sharice Davids, who is running against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep Kevin Yoder for the 3rd congressional district seat in Kansas. “The REAL REPUBLICANS will remember what the scum DEMONRATS tried to do to Kavanaugh in…

Yet Another Public Anti-LGBT Figure Caught on Grindr

Just several weeks ago, anti-LGBT Republican Randy Boehning found himself outed as a frequent Grindr user. Now, Reverend Matthew Makela has resigned from his position after being caught in the same scandal. Makela, a married father of five, served as a pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School for…

Facebook Apologizes for 'Real Name' Rule

By Daryl Hannah What’s in a name That’s the question Facebook officials will ask and answer before deactivating or flagging users who use pseudonyms instead of their “real names,” the company announced on Wednesday. Chris Cox, the company’s Chief Product Officer, announced the change via a Facebook post, saying: “I…

HGTV Slams Door on Homophobic Hosts

By Chris Hoenig The power of social media has led HGTV to cancel a reality show hosted by twin brothers with a homophobic history. Conservative groups are accusing the real-estate and home-improvement network of discrimination—going as far as to call the viewers who protested the hosts’ hiring “misunderstood people”—after HGTV…