Attitude Magazine Publishes Op-Ed By Jessica Stern About World Congress of Families, A Global Exporter of Hate

Recently, Attitude Magazine's, print version, published an op-ed by Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International, about World Congress of Families global promotion of their anti-choice and anti-LGBTIQ agenda. Here's an excerpt and below that is the pdf version.

Early in November, the World Congress of Families (WCF) held its regional conference in Accra, Ghana. Don’t let the seemingly wholesome name fool you — the WCF is a central player in the global export of an anti-choice and anti-LGBTQ agenda across the globe.

The organisation is well-financed, well-connected and influential, and has a long history of successful lobbying across the world. This latest gathering in Ghana, although not its biggest or best-attended event, should be setting off alarm bells.

The WCF was founded in Russia in 1997 by two Russian intellectuals and an American academic. It is probably the largest convention of conservative civil society and governments coming together to exchange tactics, build capacity and unite forces with a view to, in its own words, “affirm, celebrate, and defend the natural family as the only fundamental and sustainable unit of society”. It is designated as a hate group by the US’s Southern Poverty Law Center.