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Allen West

Chairman of the Texas Republican Party
U.S. Representative from Florida

Compared being LGBTQ to a person choosing a favorite ice cream flavor.

Attacked the military’s allowance of openly lesbian, gay, and bisexual service members because of his belief that people can change their sexual orientation.

Said the LGBTQ community “recruits” students through high school LGBTQ clubs: “Here we are sitting around thinking our kids are going to school to get an academic education, when in reality they’re just lab rats in an indoctrination test tube. The sustainable approach for the gay community—since reproduction requires outside assistance–is one of recruitment and indoctrination—right in our faces.”

Said “gay marriage is an oxymoron.”

Suggested the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling “could lead to civil war.”


The GLAAD Accountability Project catalogs anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and discriminatory actions of politicians, commentators, organization heads, religious leaders, and legal figures, who have used their platforms, influence and power to spread misinformation and harm LGBTQ people.