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HRC report examines global advocacy of American anti-LGBT extremists

Monday, September 15, 2014
National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown.
There is a network of American extremists who work tirelessly to undercut LGBT people around the world at every turn.  They spew venomous rhetoric, outrageous theories, and discredited science. Some claim that LGBT people are responsible for the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, and the spread of HIV/AIDS. [...]

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Moscow forum attended by U.S. activists calls for more ‘gay propaganda’ bans

Friday, September 12, 2014
Constantin Malofeev’s group has posted photos on Facebook of one of Thursday's panels, indicating National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown (far left) in attendance.
This week’s international gathering of anti-gay, anti-abortion-rights activists in Moscow ended with delegates issuing a proclamation that blasts liberal social policies in Western countries and calls for Russian-style “homosexual propaganda” bans to be passed throughout the world, according to the foundation run by Russian oligarch Constantin Malofeev, [...]

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Huckabee defends group linked to anti-gay human rights violations

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Mike Huckabee
Fox News host Mike Huckabee joined 79 other conservatives in signing a letter blasting “sexual radicals” for their efforts to scuttle a planned conference of the World Congress of Families (WCF), a group notorious for stoking homophobia and promoting harsh anti-gay laws internationally. On August 30, the Rockford, IL-based WCF [...]

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HRC report examines World Congress of Families’ anti-gay influence, extremism

Monday, August 25, 2014
WCF
WASHINGTON -- The Human Rights Campaign on Monday released a new report examining what it calls one of the most influential groups in America promoting and coordinating the exportation of anti-LGBT bigotry, ideology, and legislation abroad: the Rockford, Ill.-based World Congress of Families. [...]

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Anti-gay group planning worldwide conference in Salt Lake City

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY -- An international conservative group that opposes homosexuality is planning its first worldwide conference in the U.S. next year - a four-day gathering in Utah, a state that has become a focal point in the gay marriage movement. The World Congress of Families is based in Rockford, [...]

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Boehner secures House meeting space for supporters of Russia’s anti-gay laws

Friday, November 15, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)
WASHINGTON – U.S. House Speaker, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Friday secured meeting space for the top American supporters of Russia’s anti-LGBT laws, according to a report by BuzzFeed. [...]

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Anti-gay crusader Scott Lively returns to Russia to discuss ‘traditional’ values

Friday, October 18, 2013
Scott Lively
MOSCOW -- Anti-gay activist Scott Lively returned to Russia this week at the invitation of the Rockford, Ill.-based World Congress of Families (WCF), a Christian group that has opposed same-sex marriage and adoption of children by same-sex couples or LGBT parents in the United States and globally. [...]

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Globalizing Homophobia: World Congress of Families, Russia’s ‘Christian saviors’

Sunday, October 6, 2013
Darko Vojinovic, APGay rights activists hold up rainbow flags during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia on Sept. 27 in response to a ban on a gay pride march for a third consecutive year because of threats made by right-wing groups. The banner at center reads "Pride. Naturally."
Anti-gay activists in the United States, finding it increasingly difficult to push their agenda at home, have turned to Russia both as a place receptive to their politics and as a “savior” of the world against increasing social liberalism. In doing so, they have provided international backing for an oppressive, [...]

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