Check Out This Amazing Silent Response To A Homophobic State Legislator (PHOTOS)

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A state legislator recently punished two South Carolina universities on supposedly moral (but apparently homophobic) grounds, cutting away from funding because each school includes books that mention homosexuality in reading assignments.

?(The schools are) promoting gay and lesbian lifestyle,? Rep. Garry Smith said.

Advocacy group SONG (Southerners On New Ground) quickly responded, though, and with a clever and spirited website campaign that’s quickly gaining ground.

On a new Tumblr page, SONG is displaying photos of supporters ? gay, lesbian and straight ? university students and staff ? bearing messages to Smith.

Says Jenna Lyles, SONG’s South Carolina Field Organizer:

“This attack is clearly an effort to silence queer people’s voices. In response, we have created a platform to amplify the voices of queer people and our allies in South Carolina. While the ? legislature engenders hostility in our hometowns and schools, we seek to build community safety by becoming visible to each other as queer people and resisting the erasure of our stories. There must be nothing about us without us. Local or national, if the issue is about us, our voices must be heard.”

The ?Homo Sweet Homo? site is regularly updated with new photographs (see many of them below), and supporters are invited to submit their own, as well.

SONG was created in 1993 to advocate against LGBT intolerance in the Deep South.

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Tiffany Willis Clark is a fifth-generation Texan and the founder and editor-in-chief of Liberal America and AmReading.com. An unapologetic member of the Christian Left, she had a long and successful career actively working with at-risk youth, people struggling with poverty and unemployment, and disadvantaged and oppressed populations. She’s passionate about their struggles. In 2011, she made the decision to pursue her dreams and become a full-time writer. Connect with her on LinkedIn, follow her on Twitter, and like her Facebook page.