Amy Contrada

Associate Fellow in the Study of Propaganda and Cultural Revolution

20Amy Contrada is recognized nationally as the leading expert on Mitt Romney’s record on “gay rights” and “gay marriage” in Massachusetts. Also notable are her exposés on the sexual-radical programs in the schools and the “transgender rights” movement. Her writings combine frontline involvement, in-depth research, and careful documentation.

In 2011 she published the definitive study of Mitt Romney’s record on “gay rights,” Mitt Romney’s Deception: His Stealth Promotion of “Gay Rights” and “Gay Marriage” in Massachusetts. She has been featured in numerous radio interviews nationwide. Her book has been reviewed in WorldNetDaily, RenewAmerica, The New American, Christian Post, Dakota Voice, Greeley Gazette, etc. Excerpts from her book are available as e-books under the titles: How “Gay Marriage” Came to Massachusetts: Governor Mitt Romney’s Failure in a Constitutional Crisis; and Romney vs. Family Values: The Romney Administration’s Radical Homosexual Programs Targeting Children in Massachusetts.

Mrs. Contrada’s recent research (at includes articles on Mitt Romney’s record (his judicial appointments as Governor; his support of companies with radical social policies, and more); numerous articles on Kevin Jennings, the founder of GLSEN (Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network) and former “Safe Schools Czar” under Obama; a seminal analysis of the “transgender rights” movement in Massachusetts; plus video and photo reports from the “belly of the beast.” Her research on Elena Kagan’s “queering” of Harvard Law School (with Brian Camenker and Peter LaBarbera) has been roundly ignored.

Mrs. Contrada’s early political and education reporting was for a pro-family group in Lexington, Massachusetts, and later for Massachusetts News. From 2005-2010, she covered family issues, sexual-radical activism, and the “gay marriage” crisis in Massachusetts on her blog, MassResistance. Since 2004, she has been a researcher, reporter, and writer with the pro-family organization MassResistance.

She is married, has two adult children and one grandchild, and lives in the ex-urbs of Boston. Through her two children (now adults), she experienced the worst American public education had to offer in the Lexington and Acton, Massachusetts public schools, and lived through the challenges of home schooling and long-distance commuting to private Christian schools. The family’s experience in the public schools was one motive for her political activism.

Mrs. Contrada earned a B.A. summa cum laude in History at Tufts University, an M.A.T. in Social Studies at Brown University, and a Diploma in Violin Making at North Bennet Street School (Boston). Early on, she attended Oberlin College Conservatory of Music as a violinist. Growing up in Ohio, she has since lived her adult years in Massachusetts. Before becoming involved in research and reporting, she worked as an administrator (and staff assistant) at Harvard University, as a high-school teacher, and as a violin maker.