Trump VP Pick Mike Pence Wanted to Use HIV/AIDS Money to Fund Gay Conversion Therapy Torture

Trump VP Pick Mike Pence Wanted to Use HIV/AIDS Money to Fund Gay Conversion Therapy Torture

 

Mike Pence, the very anti-gay Indiana Governor and Donald Trump’s running mate,  in 2000 was in favor of sending money allocated to care for people with HIV/AIDS to organizations that provide gay conversion therapy torture.

BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski reports: 

During his first successful run for Congress in 2000, now-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence wrote on his website in a section on LGBT issues that money from a program to help those with HIV/AIDS should go to organizations “which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior.”

That section on LGBT issues was called, “Strengthening the American Family.” It read:

  • Congress should oppose any effort to put gay and lesbian relationships on an equal legal status with heterosexual marriage.
  • Congress should oppose any effort to recognize homosexual’s as a “discreet and insular minority” entitled to the protection of anti-discrimination laws similar to those extended to women and ethnic minorities.
  • Congress should support the reauthorization of the Ryan White Care Act only after completion of an audit to ensure that federal dollars were no longer being given to organizations that celebrate and encourage the types of behaviors that facilitate the spreading of the HIV virus. Resources should be directed toward those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior. 

In other words Pence was in favor of taking money away from organizations that achieve the above goals if they ‘celebrate and encourage’ homosexual sex and sending money to groups that endorse the belief that you can pray away the gay.

As if we needed even more proof that Pence is a vile piece of walking human shit.

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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