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Peter LaBarbera

Peter LaBarbera is a conservative activist and the president of the anti-gay organization Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, a group which describes itself as “dedicated to exposing the homosexual activist agenda.” It is classified as an anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

On Feb. 21, 2014, LaBarbera and fellow anti-gay activist Scott Lively announced formation of the Coalition for Family Values aimed at persuading more countries around the world to follow Russia’s example in passing laws that restrict gay rights.

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Peter LaBarbera vows ‘massive civil disobedience’ to block same-sex marriages

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
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Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality is not exactly pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear appeals on several marriage equality cases, warning in a statement today that as a result of the court’s non-decision “we live not in freedom but under tyranny.” [...]

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LaBarbera: ‘Masculine men do not have sex with other men’

Thursday, June 5, 2014
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Peter LaBarbera was recently interviewed by a former Infowars reporter named David Ortiz who asserted that acceptance of homosexuality represents “the death of the American male because you cannot be a masculine nation and support homosexuality.” "LaBarbera asserts that "masculine men do not have sex with other men." [...]

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Anti-gay hate group leader back to U.S. after spending night in jail in Canada

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Peter LaBarbera, arrested in Canada on April 14, 2014.
NAPIER, Illinois -- Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera is back home in Illinois after spending 24 hours in custody in Canada for demonstrating against homosexuality and abortion at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan. [...]

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U.S. anti-gay hate group leader Peter LaBarbera arrested in Canada

Monday, April 14, 2014
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REGINA, Saskatchewan -- Peter LaBarbera, the leader of the anti-gay hate group Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH), was arrested Monday at the University of Regina for violating a no trespass instruction given by campus security officials. [...]

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Hate group leader Peter LaBarbera detained at Canadian airport

Friday, April 11, 2014
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REGINA, Saskatchewan -- The leader of a U.S.-based anti-gay group was detained by Canadian Border Services officials on Thursday at the Regina, Saskatchewan airport. [...]

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U.S. conservatives form global coalition to encourage anti-gay laws abroad

Friday, February 21, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- Two longtime opponents of the U.S. gay-rights movement on Friday announced formation of a coalition that will seek to persuade more countries around the world to follow Russia's example in passing laws that restrict gay rights. [...]

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U.S., British anti-gay activists spread homophobic messages at Jamaica conference

Monday, December 9, 2013
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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two prominent U.S. and British anti-gay activists attended a conference in Jamaica over the weekend to urge their counterparts and the Jamaican government to retain that country's colonial era law banning homosexual activity. [...]

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Meet Janet Mefferd, the go-to radio host for anti-LGBT hate mongers

Sunday, October 27, 2013
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Janet Mefferd has become one of talk radio's most relentless purveyors of homophobia, using her eponymous program to provide a platform to fringe anti-LGBT activists and to spout her own bigoted, occasionally conspiracy-minded views. [...]

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Anti-gay activists: We need a class action lawsuit against homosexuality

Saturday, October 19, 2013
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Watch out Big Gay, prepare to be served! Rick Scarborough invited Peter LaBarbera to address his Tea Party Unity group Thursday, and the two anti-gay activists discussed ways to somehow file a “class action lawsuit” against homosexuality just like when attorneys general of many states filed a lawsuit against tobacco [...]

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How the American Right came to embrace Russia’s anti-gay crackdown

Thursday, October 3, 2013
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American conservative groups haven’t just praised Russia’s crackdown on gays. Working through several channels, American anti-gay activists quietly provided intellectual backing and international support that directly and indirectly fueled the resurgent anti-gay movement in Russia and in other former Soviet states like Lithuania, Moldova and Ukraine. [...]

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