This gay MP had a brilliant response to homophobic hate mail

An MP had a brilliant response when he was sent anti-LGBT literature.

Earlier this week PinkNews revealed that leaflets claiming that being gay or transgender leads to “misery and death” have been sent to MPs.

The pamphlets compare being LGBT to “smoking, adultery, lying, violence, stealing or overeating” and urge politicians to oppose LGBT-inclusive sex and relationships education.

It is understood that the shocking leaflets were sent to a string of MPs from different parties.

But Labour’s Ged Killen, the out Member of Parliament for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, had a great response to the hate.

Mr Killen, who is the first openly gay man to serve in the constituency, revealed that he would be keeping the leaflets – and indulging in a very gay tradition: upcycling.

The MP explained that he had cut up the leaflets into snowflake shapes to hang in his office.

He tweeted: “Thanks to whoever sent me the anti-gay propaganda leaflets. I’m turning them into little snowflake decorations for the office”.

The leaflets claimed that “most gay partnerships are unstable and have a strong tendency to be unstable.”

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