Karen England

Executive Director, Capitol Resource Institute
Founder, Nevada Family Alliance

Joined a fringe coalition (including an “ex-gay” organization) to encourage parents to keep their children home on the GLSEN-sponsored annual pro-LGBTQ Day of Silence awareness day in schools nationwide: “Day of Silence equates being anti-harassment with being in favor of homosexual behavior. That is unfair to the millions of people who are respectful and friends with homosexuals, while maintaining traditional views of male and female sexuality.”

Verbally attacked a teacher for reading a trans-inclusive children’s book to her students: “The kindergartners came home very confused, about whether or not you can pick your gender, whether or not they really were a boy or a girl”

A vocal opponent of inclusive military service, claimed allowing gays to serve is merely “the social agenda of the Democrats”: “This is a dangerous policy that puts our military at risk and we need to continue to keep our eye on the ball and fight this war on terror. And the last thing we should be doing is using our military as a social experiment, pushing the social agenda of the Democrats.”

Promotes so-called “ex-gay” organizations

Called LGBTQ-inclusive teaching an “outright attack on the religious and moral beliefs of California citizens“ that “disregard(s) all notions of the traditional family unit.”

Flippantly dismissed the reality of gender identity and the need for protections, saying, “This word, gender identity or gender expression, it means expressing your gender whatever you feel that day,” and, “If I feel like Christie Brinkley, the law is supposed to treat me like I’m Christie Brinkley even though I’m not. That’s what they are doing.”

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.