Just Awful: 'The Advocate's 13 Worst Homophobes of 2013

By: Scott Ragan

It's probably not much of a surprise to most readers that Russian president Vladimir Putin landed at the top of The Advocate's 2013 Phobie Awards. Few people can match the sheer antigay horribleness of the stone-faced leader and what he stands for.

The list of this year's 13 worst homophobes was appropriately announced on Friday the 13th and includes hateful pieces of work like sodomy-obsessed Virginia GOP politician Ken Cuccinelli, AIDS "death rings" conspiracy theorist Pat Robertson, Ender's Game creator Orson Scott Card, loud mouth Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and a whole slew of other misguided and dishonorable souls. Get the picture?

To see the entire 2013 Phobie Awards list with cover images and commentary, head over to our sister site, Advocate.com.