The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization – today called on American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Gerald W. McEntee to come out against the kind of anti-LGBT bullying sadly typified by a union activist protesting in Rhode Island. According to media accounts, union activists participating in a AFSCME solidarity rally caught a cameraman reporting the protest’s lackluster attendance. That prompted one activist to respond by saying, ““I’ll f**k you in the ass, you faggot!”” [sic]
“Anti-gay language by union activists often starts in the workplace – or at least, that’s where it should be stopped,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “It is our sincere hope that Gerald McEntee will take this opportunity to speak out and condemn these kinds of insensitive remarks. It’s time for union leaders to teach their members a lesson in decency and respect.”
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