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IREHR in NPR: “Far right groups shift focus to LGBTQ events. Their hateful aim hasn’t changed” – June 20, 2022

By June 20, 2022May 4th, 2023No Comments1 min read

IREHR’s President, Devin Burghart, was quoted in NPR;

“Groups like Patriot Front and the Proud Boys have relied on misogyny and homophobia as a core of their brands,” said Devin Burghart “So it’s not surprising to see them step out front in the current moment.”

“All of this was taking place in the context of declining movement interest in COVID denial and anti-CRT racism to mobilize members,” Burghart said.

“From there, thanks to the extensive networking Foxx has done in area far-right circles, the counter-demonstration was taken up by several other groups, from the North Idaho Anti-Groomers to the Panhandle Patriots,” said Burghart. “It spread like wildfire through area far-right social networks.”

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Laura Gibbons

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Laura Gibbons is an IREHR research associate.

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