The latest in a string of tragic suicides by gay youth, Zach Harrington ended his life after hearing anti-gay rhetoric at a City Council meeting. The council ended up voting for the measure, but lots of the meeting's attendees were against it. Knittle writes,. One man said he moved to Norman because he thought it was the kind of place that would never accept the GLBT community with open arms. Some of those who opposed the proclamation claimed that members of the GLBT community would use it to infiltrate the public school system, essentially allowing the "gay lifestyle" to become a part of the curriculum. Some members of the audience even suggested that any council members voting in favor of the proclamation may have trouble getting reelected.
Robertson's anti-gay rhetoric even too much for CBN
Anti-LGBT rhetoric are themes, catchphrases , and slogans that have been used against homosexuality or other non-heterosexual sexual orientations in order to demean lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender LGBT people. They range from the demeaning and the pejorative to expressions of hostility towards homosexuality which are based on religious , medical, or moral grounds. It is a form of hate speech   which is illegal in countries such as the Netherlands,  Norway,  and Sweden. Anti-LGBT rhetoric often consists of moral panic or conspiracy theory.
I was in fourth grade when I found out about gay people. My family had driven to Provincetown, Massachusetts, for a day trip, and as we walked down the street, I watched shirtless men holding hands and kissing. I felt, for the first time, not alone and not insane. Instead, I retreated even further into the closet. I was only
They are a growing force in the Sacramento area, and they fear their adopted homeland is endangered by permissiveness and corrupting influences. Local gay groups say their tactics are hateful and often violent. Mounted police were on patrol. Jerry Sloan manned a table for Stand Up for Sacramento, a recently formed gay self-defense organization.