Reports & Research

Homophobia at ‘Hell House’: Literally demonizing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth

Report Type: 
Report
Date: 
October 26, 2006

“Hell Houses,” evangelical haunted houses, attract young visitors while fueling bigotry and homophobia.

“Hell House” scenes include:

  • A gay man dying of AIDS right after marrying his partner;
  • A lesbian committing suicide because of her sexuality;
  • A young female rape victim dying during an abortion procedure.

The misinformation and bigotry featured in “Hell Houses” damage youth.