Thank you to my dear friend and LGBT ally, Mary Suave for inspiring this article and nominating Martha Boggs for HWA. Sadly, Republican Tennessee state senator Stacey Campfield again demonstrated his utter ignorance and bigotry when he went on record saying:
…it isvirtually impossible to get HIV/AIDS through heterosexual sex, and that only gay people get the disease. He also claimed that HIV began after a gay man had sex with a monkey.
Does Campfield live in a cave with other KKK members? Currently there are several specific heterosexual populations that are at highest risk for contracting HIV. One of those populations is young teens that have only had “Abstinence Only” programs. I would say that anyone associated with Campfield and his ignorance is probably at high risk.
Thank you to our hero Martha Boggs, owner of Bistro at the Bijou , for kicking Senator Campfield out of her restaurant for his bigotry. Boggs was quoted as saying:
I hope that Stacy Campfield now knows what if feels like to be unfairly discriminated against.
Martha, you certainly earned this week’s HWA and thank you! Click here to see the video of Boggs.
I also have to give the State of Washington an Honorable Mention for the Senate passed the Marriage Equality bill!