Anita Jane Bryant (born March 25, 1940) is an American singer and anti-gay rights activist. She scored four Top 40 hits in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including "Paper Roses". She was also a former Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner.
Bryant in 1971
|Birth name||Anita Jane Bryant|
|Born||March 25, 1940|
Barnsdall, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Singer, anti-gay activist|
|Labels||Carlton, Columbia, London, Word|
In the 1970s, Bryant became known as an outspoken critic of gay rights in the U.S. In 1977, she ran the "Save Our Children" campaign to repeal a local ordinance in Dade County, Florida which prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Her involvement with the campaign was condemned by gay rights activists.