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03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Gay Leaders Call For Boycott Of Travolta's "Hairspray"

John Travolta is starring in an update of the 1988 camp classic which is due to come out next month, and some gay leaders are calling for a boycott of the film because Travolta's religion has a tough stand on homosexuality.

"Travolta, a prominent Scientologist, has no business reprising an iconic gay role, given his [religion's] stance on gay issues," notes Kevin Naff, managing editor of the gay-oriented Washington Blade. "It's well known that Scientology rejects gays and lesbians as members and even operates reparative therapy clinics to 'cure' homosexuality."

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