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The five worst religious right claims about safe schools initiatives

Friday, April 11, 2014
In honor of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s Day of Silence today – an annual event meant to draw attention to the “silencing effects” of anti-gay harassment and name-calling in schools – Right Wing Watch is re-releasing a collection of some of the most troubling recent claims from the Religious Right about safe schools initiatives. [ Read more → ]
Kristina Hill Photography
Original engagement photo of Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere.

Split decision in gay couple’s lawsuit over use of photo in anti-gay mailer

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
DENVER -- A federal judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by a gay New Jersey couple whose engagement photo was used in campaign attack mailers in Colorado. [ Read more → ]
Eugene Delgaudio

Anti-gay Va. politico gets recall effort delayed after judge recuses himself

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
LEESBURG, Va. -- A recall effort against a Loudoun County supervisor known for anti-gay rhetoric is temporarily on hold after a judge recused himself. [ Read more → ]
Eugene Delgaudio

Voters seek to oust hate group leader from Va. county public office

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
LEESBURG, Va. -- A group of voters are asking a Virginia court to oust Eugene Delgaudio, leader of the anti-gay hate group Public Advocate of the United States, from his public office as a Loudoun County, Va., Supervisor. [ Read more → ]
Eugene Delgaudio

Va. county supervisor, anti-gay hate group leader censured by colleagues

Friday, July 19, 2013
LEESBURG, Va. -- Loudoun County, Va., Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling, Va.), leader of the anti-gay hate group Public Advocate of the United States, has been formally censured by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in the wake of a grand jury report that suggested he misused county funds and his staff. [ Read more → ]
Eugene Delgaudio

Hate group leader Eugene Delgaudio evades grand jury indictment

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
LEESBURG, Va. -- Loudoun County, Va., Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio will not face criminal charges after a special grand jury probe into allegations that he misused his county office to raise political funds. [ Read more → ]

SPLC moves to add pro-gun groups to ongoing lawsuit over anti-gay mailings

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Two pro-gun groups conspired with an anti-gay hate group to create political mailers that used a gay couple’s copyrighted engagement photo to attack candidates in the 2012 Colorado Republican primaries, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). [ Read more → ]
Eugene Delgaudio

Special prosecutor appointed in investigation of hate group leader

Saturday, November 10, 2012
ARLINGTON, Va. -- A special prosecutor has been appointed to conduct an investigation into allegations of misuse of public office and improper campaign fund raising by veteran Loudoun County, Va., Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling, Va.). [ Read more → ]
Eugene Delgaudio

Loudoun County, Va., officials address allegations against hate group leader

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
LEESBURG, Va. -- The Loudoun, Va., Board of Supervisors on Tuesday commented on allegations that Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) used county resources for political gain and that he has engaged in questionable campaign fund raising practices. [ Read more → ]
Eugene A. Delgaudio

Report: Leader of anti-gay hate group under investigation by FBI

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Four-term Loudoun County Virginia, Supervisor Eugene A. Delgaudio (R-Sterling, Va.), one of the Washington region’s most controversial politicians and head of the Public Advocate of the United States, a Southern Poverty Law Center-declared anti-gay hate group, is under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for questionable campaign fund raising practices. [ Read more → ]

SPLC sues anti-gay hate group over defilement of couple’s engagement photo

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
DENVER – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and co-counsel filed a federal lawsuit today against an anti-gay hate group that took a gay couple’s engagement photo and misappropriated it for a political ad that attacked a Colorado lawmaker’s support for same-sex civil unions. [ Read more → ]

Southern Poverty Law Center plans lawsuit against ‘Public Advocate’ over anti-gay mailer

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Southern Poverty Law Center said it plans to file a lawsuit on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Denver in the U.S. District Court for Colorado against a Falls Church, Va.-based anti-gay group over a direct-mail campaign that used an altered version of a New York gay couple's engagement photo without their knowledge or permission. [ Read more → ]
Mark Clayton

Tennessee Democrats: Primary winner is a member of anti-gay hate group

Sunday, August 5, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Democratic Party on Friday disavowed the winner of its primary for U.S. Senate because they claim the candidate is a member of an anti-gay hate group. [ Read more → ]

Southern Poverty Law Center demands hate group stop using gay couple’s engagement photo

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on Wednesday sent a letter on behalf of a New Jersey same-sex couple and their New York City-based photographer, demanding that the anti-gay "Public Advocate of the United States" group and its president, Eugene Delgaudio, stop using the couple’s personal photo in anti-gay propaganda. [ Read more → ]
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