Notorious anti-LGBT+ author Judith Reisman, who has blamed “homosexuals” for the rise of the Nazi party and the Holocaust, has died aged 85. Reisman spent her three-decade career on a relentless campaign against long-dead sex researcher Alfred Kinsey and the Kinsey Institute which he founded. Kinsey, the biology professor who invented the Kinsey Scale, was a key figure in LGBT+ history and was the first person in the scientific community to consider that there was more to sex and attraction than just heterosexuality and homosexuality. But Reisman, who has often been described as the “founder of the modern anti-Kinsey movement” believed that the researcher was responsible for everything from pornography, to sexual assault, and even claimed, without evidence, that he was a paedophile. Vehemently anti-LGBT+, Reisman was a supporter of conspiracy theorist Scott Lively’s book The Pink Swastika, which blames gay people for the Holocaust. The author, who had a PhD in communications yet was a visiting law professor at the anti-LGBT+ Liberty University, wrote multiple bizarre research papers, with titles like Kinsey, Sex and Fraud and ‘Soft Porn’ Plays Hardball.  In one, she claimed that homosexual “recruitment techniques” rival those of the Marine Corps. In another, according to The New Yorker, Reisman wrote that the Nazi Party and the Holocaust were created by “the German homosexual movement”.

via pink news: Anti-LGBT+ author Judith Reisman, who said homosexuals caused the rise of the Nazi party, dies aged 85

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