On March 1, 2000, five friends got together and launched StopDrLaura.com with the goal of forcing Paramount Television to cancel Dr. Laura Schlessinger's then-upcoming TV show.
Schlessinger had repeatedly called gays and lesbians "biological errors" and deviant — (one of our favorite Dr. Laura quotes: "How many letters have I read on the air from gay men who acknowledge that a huge portion of the male homosexual populace is predatory on young boys?'') — and we were outraged that Paramount would give a national platform to someone intent on spreading that kind of intolerance against a class of Americans.
Of equal concern, two weeks before StopDrLaura.com was launched, the Los Angeles Times reported that a national gay rights group had reached a "tentative accord" with Paramount in which they agreed that Schlessinger's TV show could run. Like many in the community, we were outraged, and decided to do something about it. Thus StopDrLaura.com was born.