Uncensored America and Milo Yiannopoulos event face backlash from Penn State Community
Controversial alt-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos spoke at Penn State last night at an event sponsored by the student organization Uncensored America. The event was condemned by the Penn State administration, numerous university organizations and the State College Borough Council.
Yiannopoulos spoke to a full auditorium about his beliefs on homosexuality. Yiannopoulos, who calls himself “ex-gay,” falsely claimed homosexuality is a mental illness and conversion therapy is a solution the mass media is trying to cover up.
“Homosexuals represent a threat to the basic building of civilization, which is the family," Yiannopoulos said. "And its men are encouraged, instead of having a wife and having kids and struggling with their urges privately and living as they should in shame,” Yiannopoulos said.
Before the event, a couple hundred students gathered outside the auditorium to protest Yiannopoulos’ presence on campus with signs and chants.
Penn State’s Jeffrey A. Conrad Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity organized a well-attended competing event called “Love is Louder” at the Hub-Robeson Center.