Monday, August 2, 2010

Protests against "Americans for Truth About Homosexuality"

This week, the homophobic hate group "Americans For Truth About Homosexuality" is launching it's "Truth Academy" in an attempt to legitimize hate-filled bigotry against LGBTQ folk. A coalition of organizations including the Gay Liberation Network is organizing a demonstration on the first day of their conference.
August 5 Protest Against Americans For Truth About Homosexuality
7:30 PM in front of Christian Liberty Academy, 502 W. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL.
For those traveling from Chicago, we will be meeting in front of the Ogilvie Transportation Center, 500 W. Madison, at 6 PM sharp
The opening banquet / lecture that was to have kicked off the anti-gay "academy" of "Americans For Truth About Homosexuality" (AFTAH) has apparently been cancelled. All references to the banquet, originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 4th at the AFTAH headquarters in Carol Stream, have been removed from the AFTAH website.

Therefore AFTAH's anti-gay "academy," scheduled to begin August 5th, will now be the target of our protest. We are changing the time, date & location of our protest to 7:30 PM sharp, Thursday, August 5 in front of the Christian Liberty Academy, 502 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights, to coincide with the "Special Thursday evening presentation" that AFTAH is holding on the first day of their "academy."

For those of you traveling with us from Chicago to the protest, we will be meeting at 6 PM sharp, Thursday, August 5th in front of the Ogilvie Transportation Center, 500 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, to take the Metra train to the protest – just look for the rainbow flag!

As many people had made arrangements to attend our protest at the old date / place / time, please spread the word about the new info for the protest!

For more information, email the Gay Liberation Network at


Beginning August 5th a group which calls itself Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) is organizing what they call an “academy” to “train young people (as well as older pro-family advocates) how to answer ‘gay’ activist misinformation and fight the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda.”

AFTAH has a long history of telling lies about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people and recently was designated a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. AFTAH’s literature about their forthcoming “academy” calls the LGBT rights movement “destructive to America” and invites people to donate money to fund scholarships for people as young as 14-years-old to attend.

Youth should not be taught to hate their peers and thus fuel the cycle of self-loathing, depression and suicide which too many LGBTQ youth experience. Bigotry must be vocally and publicly opposed, especially when haters try to recruit young people.

In difficult economic times, the message of hating any minority is especially dangerous and must be forthrightly opposed.

The protest is co-sponsored by the Gay Liberation Network, DuPage NOW, Woodstock/McHenry County PFLAG, La Voz de los de Abajo and Join the Impact - Chicago.

For more information, email

  • WHY we are protesting vs. "Americans For Truth About Homosexuality"

  • CHANGED Time, Date and Place for the Protest vs. AFTAH

  • West Suburban Anti-Gay Group's Website Labeled a "Hate Group" By Southern Poverty Law Center

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