The American Cancer Society Cancels First-Ever LGBT Relay

You go, ACS! You let homophobia trump your own mission statement!

No Relay for Life for gheyz!

ACS Relay for Life logoFrom Watermark:

[O]rganizer Bobby Poth was enthusiastic about its potential success. However, officials within the ACS were concerned about an LGBT-focused fundraiser within its organization.

“Shortly after we began to promote this event we encountered hesitation from a few people within the organization,” Poth said in an e-mail. “They were worried about how the general public would react to an LGBT-targeted event [and] allowed personal beliefs to play a role in that fear, etc.”

The American Cancer Society nixed the event.

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