If you have connected with media in the last 24-hours, you are familiar with some chants favored by white supremacists in Charlottesville. But you may not have heard this one, “F#ck you, f#ggots!” Viral videos show a large group of attendees using anti-gay slurs at the counterdemonstration – where one person was killed and 19 were hurt when a driver plowed a car into the crowd.
— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) August 12, 2017
GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis has spoken out against the rallying supremacists, calling their behavior in Charlottesville “disgusting” and “cowardly.”
“GLAAD and countless LGBTQ Americans stand firmly together with other marginalized communities to denounce these disgusting threats and cowardly fear tactics,” Ellis told Variety. “To the young Americans in Charlottesville who are LGBTQ or people of color: You are loved and you are perfect the way you are.”