The Boston Globe on Wednesday reported that anti-gay activist Scott Lively qualified to be on the ballot as an independent candidate for the Massachusetts gubernatorial election.

The paper reported that Lively submitted the necessary signatures and paperwork to qualify for the November ballot.

This is Lively's second bid for the post.

Lively is best known for writing The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party, in which he claims that Adolf Hitler was gay and that gay rights are dangerous, and his claims of having helped shape a harsh anti-gay law in Uganda which was recently stuck down on technical grounds.

Ty Cobb, director of global engagement at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT advocate, responded in a blog post.

“Hate is not an American value, and Scott Lively’s long record of exporting vicious anti-LGBT bigotry is horrifying,” said Cobb. “Lively’s words and actions harm LGBT people from the United States to Uganda and beyond. He is one of the most notorious extremists engaged in this work, and this is an opportunity to highlight his deplorable rhetoric and advocacy.”