Laura Ingraham has remained on the wrong side of LGBTQ inclusion for years. The Fox News host has consistently used her show, The Ingraham Angle as a platform for her right-wing rhetoric, speaking out against immigrants, people of color, and queer people.
Now, her openly gay brother is speaking up against her. Curtis Ingraham recently spoke with The Daily Beast, confronting his sister's ignorant viewpoints. In the past, she's used his name to dispell accusations of homophobia.
“I think she’s a monster,” Curtis repeatedly said during the interview.
Although he admits that they have limited contact now, he's seen her become more conservative in previous years. In the '80s, Laura assigned a reporter for her Dartmouth newspaper to record a meeting of an anonymous support group for LGBTQ students, whom they outed in the article. She apologized in a 1997 op-ed, citing Curtis' loving relationship with his partner who'd died of AIDS as inspiration for her change of heart. Since then, she's told him they'd have to “agree to disagree” on issues like same-sex marriage.
“The divisiveness in this country has cut through not just friendships, but it’s cut through families,” he said. “I was doing that dance with my sister for a while, we were very tight, her anger was funny to me back then... It is not easy for me. My heart has been bruised, it has been kind of irreparably bruised. But I’m trying to illuminate and shed a light on hypocrisy.”
In the past, Curtis has called out his sister on Twitter. He tweeted his support of LeBron James when Laura criticized the athlete for speaking up against Trump, and he even encouraged sponsors to boycott her show when she made offensive remarks about Parkland survivor, David Hogg.