April Fools' Day 2012: Dumbest Things Ever Said About Gay People

04/01/2012 11:45 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

From statements made by right-wing pundits to talk show gaffes by Hollywood celebrities, there never seems to be any shortage of ridiculous things said about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Some of these, of course, are notoriously repeat offenders; conservative evangelist Pat Robertson, for instance, recently compared homosexuality to "demonic possession." Others, like "Tower Heist" director Brett Ratner's infamous "fags" gaffe in 2011, are quickly excused as a slip of the tongue, but are nonetheless questionable in their intent.

In honor of April Fool's Day 2012, HuffPost Gay Voices brings you some of the dumbest things ever said about the LGBT community -- ranging from the horrifically offensive to the downright laughable. Of course, these are just the tip of the iceberg, so let us know any that we've missed!

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