HRC Highlights Newly Declared 2016 Candidate Lindsey Graham’s Anti-LGBT Record: VIDEO


The Human Rights Campaign wasted no time releasing a candidate profile on Lindsey Graham’s anti-LGBT record alongside the launch of the senator from South Carolina’s presidential bid this morning in Central.

Graham2The HRC video highlight’s Graham’s opposition to marriage equality, gay adoption, hate crimes laws, and the DADT repeal.

In his announcement speech, Graham pledged to defeat radical Islam, be a “voice for social conservative values without apology or animosity” and to be a president “not of a single party, but of a nation.”

Watch Graham’s announcement and the HRC profile, AFTER THE JUMP

The New York Times notes:

Unlike many other candidates, Mr. Graham is unmarried and has no children. To help connect with voters, he often talks about his sister and shares stories of his days working at the pool hall and liquor store that his family operated. Experiencing the early deaths of his parents, he sometimes recalls, made him mature more quickly.

Last month, Graham told the Boston Herald that society and the nation must “move forward” if the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage nationwide.



  1. Peter says

    I live way out in the country, don’t know many gay folks but I know one when I see one.

  2. jcmiles says

    Lindsy your a silly old queen who will not win anything. So get over it. You have to be one of the most boring persons in world.

  3. johnny says

    I, for one, do not want a big ol’ southern belle as queen of these United States.

  4. thom says

    Just another example of the closeted GOP pols….it’s pretty easy to connect the dots isn’t it?. Shoo Troll. Vanish.

  5. verbocity eric says

    what the campaign really needed was someone capable of catty take-downs of the other candidates. So welcome miss lindsey!

    she may not win, but as the only member of that despicable lot with a sense of humor, she’s got my vote for miss congeniality.

  6. UrbanMikee says

    The fact that this hypocrite is gay and has lived with his partner in Washington for the last 20 years is the worst kept secret in DC.

    Might Towleroad and its readers choose to call him out on his hypocrisy?

  7. says

    He was gloriously outted in the documentary Outrage. He is a hypocritical Republican fool who does nothing but join their ever-expanding clown car of candidates who will be eaten for lunch by the Democratic nominee.

  8. dw says

    So, instead of a First Lady or First Husband we’re going to have a First Rentboy?

  9. disgusted american says

    Ohhh Lawdy….clutch my pearls, and hold on to my pill box hat…someone hand me a mint julep….I do declare!

  10. TonyJazz says

    I don’t want him outed.

    I wouldn’t want him to be a member of the gay community!

    He’s just a self-serving jackass…..

  11. Gay Guy says

    To “UrbanMikee,”

    I always thought that he was gay. However, if he is, how could he be stupid enough to think it won’t come out if he runs for President? If somehow he can prevent it from coming out during the campaign and actually gets elected (both unlikely, I think), how could he possibly hide it as a sitting president?

    BTW, President James Buchanan (Lincoln’s immediate predecessor) was gay. However, there were no internet, no TV, and no telephones back then.

  12. William says

    If he was really closeted, how could that be kept under the radar during a presidential campaign? I suspect he’s an effeminate asexual. think reporters need to ask “Are you a virgin?” And have him reconcile that with his Christian beliefs.

  13. SHEP VOICE says

    Many confuse truth (offends many) and hate. Telling someone the truth does not mean you hate them. Many ways SEEM right but its end is death (Hell). Pride comes before the fall of a man. Pride parades come before the fall of manknid – sign of the end-times.

    Sleeping with/marrying your own gender is in effect SLEEPING WITH/MARRYING YOURSELF which equals being LOVER OF SELF which is an abomination [God’s VALID REASON against this practice (right vs wrong love)]. It distorts/merges/blurs God’s male/female creation differences, characteristics, attributes and purpose-Lev 18:22, Rom 1:26-32, 1 Pet 4:3-4: Gal 5:19-21: 1 Cor 6:18-20. Also, even 1 man/1 woman marriages cannot be rightly put together w/o understanding God’s purpose for it (why there are so many divorces).

    Accepting, promoting or participating in gay lifestyles are against God. You cannot be a Christian if you do these things. It mocks God. Jesus was not talking out 2 nor 1000s of sides of His mouth=no confusion. Only one God can occupy true 360 deg infinity and that God is the God of Israel.