July 30, 2015

When Samuel Brinton was in the seventh-grade his parents sent him to conversion therapy.
Barely a teenager, Brinton knew that he was gay, but his parents thought that he could be “cured” of his sexual orientation.
The family was living in Florida and they soon found their son a therapist who claimed he could deliver this cure through the use of psychological techniques intended to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay and transgender people
“They told me I was the only gay left in the world. They told me I had AIDS. They told me God hated me,” Brinton said….
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MILLBURY – Acts of bigotry, although not as publicized as the recent incident involving cinder blocks placed in the shape of a swastika on the high school track, go on in Millbury, several residents said at a community forum Wednesday. It’s just that the overwhelmingly white majority doesn’t see them. “Millbury is 93 percent white so…
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BOSTON, Mass.—The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today submitted testimony to  the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, in support of House Bill No. 97 (HB97), An Act Relative to Abusive Practices to Change Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity in Minor. This bill will protect youth and their families from dangerous and discredited practices aimed at…
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July 28, 2015

  Boston, MA, July 28, 2015…The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today submitted testimony to the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, in support of House Bill No. 97, An Act Relative to Abusive Practices to Change Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity in Minor. This bill will protect youth and their families from…
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July 22, 2015

ADL has a new report on the state of white supremacy in the U.S. that reveals that anti-Semitic ideology is central to the beliefs of most white supremacists. They believe that Jews constitute a race of their own with patristic and evil roots, with one particular group, Christian identity, believing Jews are descendants of Satan….
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