Conservative Breitbart News is promoting the claim that Adolf Hitler was secretly gay.

In a May 9 post titled New Evidence From His Doctors Shows Hitler Was Gay, the site repeats the claims of a Washington Examiner story.

“There is new evidence that Adolph Hitler was gay,” the site wrote. “Doctors who treated Hitler were interviewed by the U.S. Army after World War II, and the notes from those interviews have now been made public.”

“Army interrogator Herman Merl, who was a medical technician who interviewed Hitler's doctors, Karl Brandt and Hitler's primary physician, Theodore Morell, wrote 'Homosex' in the space provided for Hitler's sexuality. The doctors told Merl that Hitler did not sleep with girlfriend Eva Braun in her bedroom, and he himself received female hormones. Merl wrote, 'Eva Braun = separate rooms' and 'female hormone – injection 50,000 units.' He added, 'His sexual life and intercourse with Eva Braun was told to me.'”

The claim, of course, is not new. Anti-gay Bryan Fischer of the Christian conservative American Family Association (AFA) has often visited the allegation. In 2010, Fischer told his radio audience that Hitler was gay and specifically recruited gay soldiers to carry out his most vicious attacks because straight men were not brutal enough.

“Homosexual soldiers basically had no limits and the savagery and brutality they were willing to inflict on whomever Hitler sent them after,” Fischer said. “So he surrounded himself, virtually all of the Stormtroopers, the Brownshirts, were male homosexuals.”

Scott Lively, the founder of Abiding Truth Ministries, which is listed as a hate group by The Southern Poverty Law Center, devoted an entire book to the subject: The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party.

In the book, Lively asserts that gays, particularly men, played a key role in elevating the Nazi Party in Germany. He also links the modern gay rights move to events that took place in Nazi Germany in an effort to solidify his claim that gay rights are “dangerous.”

Commenting on the latest claims, Equality Matters' Carlos Maza wrote: “'s post, with its blaring headlines and ominous picture, continues a long tradition in right-wing media of grasping at straws to suggest some link between homosexuality and one of the worst human rights atrocities in history.”