‘Brokeback Mountain’ producers sponsor right-wing conference that honors antigay reality star

Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain.

Focus Features, the film company that produced both Brokeback Mountain and The Danish Girl will be sponsoring a right-wing conference that previously honored Phil Robertson, the antigay star of Duck Dynasty.

Despite having two canonical LGBTQ movies under their belt, a new film distributed by the company does an abrupt about-face: The Young Messiah is a Biblical story starring Sean Bean, and it’s listed as a “Supporting Sponsor” for the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference, which starts Wednesday.

According to materials in the sponsorship pack, it costs $25,000 to be a “Supporting Sponsor,” allowing brands to advertise at the event and receive favorable social media posts.

The sprawling Republican event has long been a place for antigay activists to congregate and creep.

It generated considerable controversy in 2015 by giving a “Free Speech” award to homophobic Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, on the heels of nasty comments he made to GQ magazine.

h/t: Pink News

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