May 22, 2015 1:00 pm -


Iowa Republican State Rep. Greg Heartsill wants an amendment that requires parents to opt in for their children to attend conferences dealing with human growth and development. Heartsill, when questioned b Democratic Rep. Chris Hall, seemed not to know what the conference was and who sponsored it. Even more troubling that law already exists.

Heartsill replied:

I think there was a conference here about a month ago where there was some obscene material that was, uhh, that was presented to minor children, and not only were parents shocked at the material, but also administrators and teachers as well.

When pressed by Hall to identify the conference, Heartsill said, “The Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth.”

Hall asked Heartsill what the acronym LGBTQ stood for, and Heartsill replied, “I think it varies from one, you know, one group to the next. I don’t know what all the … I don’t know … do you have the acronym?”

Hall later stated, “Some of this language is nothing but a potshot, in my opinion, at lesbian, gay, transgendered youth.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

3 responses to Iowa Legislator Objects To LGBTQ Confernce; Doesn’t Know What LGBTQ Stands For

  1. whatthe46 May 22nd, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    simply put, “i have the right to remain ignorant.”

  2. rg9rts May 23rd, 2015 at 7:28 am

    He passes the gopee stupid test

  3. Obewon May 23rd, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    LGBTQ stands for 37+ states including Iowa where equal marriage is legal via Conservative Majority SCOTUS 2014 upholding to 10th and 14th amendments.
    Equal rights broke GOP bigots last divisive cash cow