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Anti-LGBT Group Opens Conference With Rainbow Flag Dance

Anti-LGBT Group Opens Conference With Rainbow Flag Dance

The homophobic hate group MassResistance hosted a curiously gay performance.

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The virulently anti-LGBT group MassResistance opened a recent conference on "countering the LGBT agenda" with a curiously gay rainbow flag dance.

No, the flag was not the same as the LGBT Pride flag, but it did feature a variety of bright colors. Media Matters for America, which monitors right-wing misinformation, has shared a video of the dance (watch below), which kicked off the Teens4Truth conference, held last Friday and Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.

MassResistance, which started in Massachusetts and now has chapters around the nation, is classified as an anti-LGBT hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Its leader, Brian Camenker, has equated homosexuality with bestiality and pedophilia; has claimed no gay people died in the Holocaust and that the pink triangle was an identifier for Catholic priests; and alleged without evidence that since same-sex marriage became legal in Massachusetts, the state had to spend additional money on policing because of "skyrocketing homosexual domestic violence" and because of the "extreme dysfunctional nature of homosexual relationships."

The Texas conference, sponsored by that state's MassResistance chapter, was particularly aimed at fighting the "LGBT agenda" in schools. Many far-right advocates spoke, including Jonathan Saenz of Texas values and anti-marriage equality activist Jennifer Morse.

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.