Lauren Boebert accused of hypocrisy over prayers for LGBTQ+
Republican congresswoman on the far right has a history of making anti-LGBTQ+ statements, which supporters call "dangerous."
After offering prayers for the victims of the recent Club Q mass shooting in Colorado Springs, Republican representative Lauren Boebert
came under fire from LGBTQ+ advocates in the US for her past anti-LGBTQ+ comments.
In the historic 2015 case Obergefell v. Hodges, the US supreme court declared same-sex marriage to be a constitutional right.
Boebert has been public about her opposition to this. He has a history of advancing anti-LGBTQ+ measures in legislation.
He was narrowly re-elected in the 2022 midterm elections and has been in office since 2021.
Boebert's repugnant anti-LGBTQ speech and her glorification, according to Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of Glaad,.
"Boebert's vile anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and her glorification of guns and violence is a toxic combination," said Sarah Kate Ellis
"Researchers who study extremism say it's like a hot pan on a burner with popcorn kernels ready to pop.
The misinformation that Boebert spreads about LGBTQ people are abhorrent.
Our hearts are torn for the victims of the terrible incident in Colorado Springs, and for their loved ones, Glaad noted in its official statement.