Mike Pence fails to mention gay people in World AIDS Day speech

 | 
11/30/2018

US Vice President Mike Pence has been branded a “hypocrite” for a World AIDS Day speech in which he only spoke about straight victims of the AIDS crisis. Pence, a historical opponent of LGBT+ rights, gave a speech in the White House on Thursday ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1. Thousands of men who have sex with men lost their lives in the AIDS crisis, with homophobic stigma fuelling social and political rejection on the issue. Pence failed to wear an AIDS ribbon for the speech and also failed to mention gay people or homophobia. Instead, Pence recalled stories of straight people who contracted HIV/AIDS from contaminated blood and other sources.

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 02/24/2024
02/23/2024
THE Mandaue City Government is investigating a club in the city for allegedly discriminating against a transwoman guest. The establishment reportedly refused entry to …
Added on: 02/24/2024
02/23/2024
Vice President Kamala Harris and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre are the latest figures to speak out regarding the death of Nex Benedict, …
Added on: 02/24/2024
02/23/2024
A 28-year-old police officer has been charged with two counts of murder after the disappearance of Australian TV personality Jesse Baird and his partner …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 02/24/2024
Vice President Kamala Harris and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre are the latest figures to speak out regarding the death of Nex Benedict, …
Added on: 02/23/2024
A conservative Christian family moved to Russia to escape LGBT ideology – only to melt down when their bank accounts were frozen and there were no English …
Added on: 02/22/2024
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is complaining that people who oppose homosexuality were being unfairly branded as bigots, despite that being a dictionary definition of …