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Southern Poverty Law Center

Discover the mission of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an American civil rights organization founded in 1971 by Morris Dees and Joseph Levin. The group has been instrumental in tracking the records of various hate groups that target minorities, including antigay, racist, and anti-Semitic groups. The Southern Poverty Law Center lists the Family Research Council, the American Family Association, Westboro Baptist Church, and American Vision as among the groups opposed to LGBT rights and the gay community. Learn more about the Center and other groups that help further the cause of equality within the United States.

Germany’s transgender community confronts surge in far-right disinformation

The proposed Self-Determination Act, aimed at easing legal gender change, has become a battleground for misinformation as far-right groups exploit the issue.

Sexual Assault, Secret Throuple: New Allegations Against Florida GOP Power Couple

Party chair Christian Ziegler faces a sexual battery investigation amid reports of a three-way relationship. His wife, Moms for Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler, who was reportedly part of the throuple, has been a vocal supporter of the state's "don't say gay" law.

‘Gays Against Groomers’ Outraged ChatGPT Refuses to Generate Anti-Transgender Content

The right-wing group’s frustration mounts after AI program ChatGPT declines to produce content opposing gender-affirming health care.

Moms for Liberty Scrambles, Removes Leaders Amid Proud Boys Link Controversy

Recent incidents highlight ties with the far-right group as the organization faces electoral setbacks and a damaged public image.

Moms for Liberty and Florida Teacher Schemed to Manipulate Student Book Controversy

An Escambia County teacher reportedly collaborated with Moms for Liberty to get a student to check out a book the group called pornographic.

Moms for Liberty Candidates Rejected by Voters in Key School Board Elections

Agenda PAC-endorsed candidates secure victory across multiple states, marking a significant defeat for Moms for Liberty and their anti-LGBTQ+ educational agenda.

Almost No One Knows Who Speaker Mike Johnson Is, But Many Disagree With His Views: Poll

A recent poll reveals the unpopularity of conservative policies despite Rep. Mike Johnson’s lack of voter familiarity.

Supreme Court Considers Challenge to Washington State’s Conversion Therapy Ban

The far-right extremist group Alliance Defending Freedom brings a case that threatens to undo protections for LGBTQ+ minors from dangerous and abusive conversion therapy.

Ron DeSantis Just Appointed Moms for Liberty Cofounder to Florida Commission

The group has been labeled an anti-government extremist organization.

Moms for Liberty Outnumbered by LGBTQ+ Supporters Outside Youth Center

The few protesters were met by dozens of people supportive of LGBTQ+ youth.

Moms for Liberty’s Conference Infiltrated by Activists Calling Out Its Hate

The group distributed customized versions of hotel “do not disturb” signs.

Moms for Liberty Defends Hitler Quote in Newsletter Before Removing It

The group claims to want to protect parental rights in education but was citing Hitler.

George Santos Appears to Flash White Power Symbol on House Floor

The incoming lawmaker made the gesture as he was voting for Kevin McCarthy in the 10th round of votes for speaker of the House.

Proud Boys Inspire Sunglasses Company's Donation to Pro-LGBTQ+ Causes

After seeing their sunglasses on the faces of Proud Boys, the company decided to donate to causes fundamentally opposed to the hate group's mindset.

Teacher Who Sued School District After Deadnaming Student Gets $95K

A Kansas court ruled that a school must pay a teacher $95,000 after she was suspended for refusing to call a student by their preferred pronouns and name.

LGBTQ+ Groups & Florida Families Sue Over “Don’t Say Gay” Law

Lambda Legal, Southern Poverty Law Center, and others filed a suit against what they say is Florida's harmful anti-LGBTQ+ law.

Judge to Anti-LGBTQ+ Ministry: Yup, You Can Be Called a Hate Group

Coral Ridge Ministries sued over the designation by the Southern Poverty Law Center, but a federal appeals court found its case unconvincing.

Proud Boys Founder Sues Over Hate Group Designation

McInnes's hateful, xenophobic statements are well-documented. But he's suing the Southern Poverty Law Center.

No, Linda Harvey, Straights Have Oral and Anal Sex Too

LGBTQ people are mocking the Christian right activist after she claimed those sex practices are strictly gay.

White Nationalist Site Joins Anti-LGBT Groups in Campaign Against Southern Poverty Law Center

VDARE.com, a site carrying racist and anti-Semitic articles, joins those objecting to the SPLC's listing of "hate groups."