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Major homosexual activist in Mass. Legislature resigns to lead AIDS group. Reveals he has HIV.
Carl Sciortino disrupted a Catholic Mass in 2003 over Church's marriage stand
POSTED: June 3, 2014
State Rep. Carl Sciortino (D-Medford), the point man for virtually all the major homosexual and transgender legislation in the Massachusetts Legislature over the last decade, has resigned from his position to become the Executive Director of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. (Among other things, AIDS Action was the publisher of the infamous Little Black Book exposed by MassResistance in 2005.)
On March 25, Sciortino told the Boston Globe that he would be leaving the Legislature and that he has HIV. His last day was April 4.
Among the various homosexual activists to serve in the Massachusetts State House in recent years there is no question that Sciortino was by far the most radical.
Sciortino introduced some of the most "cutting edge" LGBT legislation in America in the Massachusetts Legislature, including the infamous Transgender Rights and Hate Crimes law and other transgender-related laws. He worked behind the scenes getting the strongly pro-LGBT "anti-bullying" legislation passed. He also shepherded the repeal of the "1913" law (so out-of-state homosexual couples could get "married" in Massachusetts), and the ban on counseling on sexual-orientation issues for minors filed this session.
He filed a bill to force everyone's health plans to pay for expensive drug benefit coverage for HIV/AIDS patients experiencing bad side effects from their antiretroviral therapy.
But more important for the LGBT movement, Sciortino was a big part of getting millions of Massachusetts taxpayer dollars into the state budget to fund homosexual and transgender programs in the public schools, as well as funding adult-led "gay" groups targeting schoolchildren.
Sciortino was able to bring together disparate radical groups to pressure legislators, and lobbied hard himself.
Radical background before coming to Legislature
Sciortino's background was radical (and outrageous) before his tenure in the State House.
Some of the highlights in the above article:
Then in 2008, Sciortino bungled his re-election bid and failed to deliver the required 150 signatures to get on the ballot. Another Democrat candidate submitted his own signatures, so Sciortino had to run a write-in campaign against him in the Democratic primary. Normally, that would be a ticket to oblivion. But the homosexual movement came through with enormous campaign funding and lots of people to work the district, and Sciortino won the election as a write-in.
Earlier this year, Sciortino attempted to run for Congress in the special election in the 5th District, after the incumbent, Ed Markey, won the US Senate special election (which John Kerry had held). But the other candidates in that race, particularly the eventual winner Katherine Clark, were just as pro-homosexual, and the movement basically abandoned Sciortino.
What happens from here?
As Sciortino runs the AIDS Action Committee and battles HIV, he will still be a lobbying force for the homosexual movement on Beacon Hill. But he will likely be a less powerful player, which is good news for everyone else. Heading that organization is a big job that, unlike a State Rep. job, requires some real work.