DeSantis War Room on Twitter captioned the anti-LGBTQ+ themed advertisement, “To wrap up ‘Pride Month,’ let’s hear from the politician who did more than any other Republican to celebrate it…” The video features remarks from the former president Trump indicating support for LGBTQ+ rights, including for allowing transgender people to use the restrooms that correspond with their gender identity, while highlighting DeSantis’ opposition to LGBTQ+ rights.
Caitlyn Jenner accused DeSantis’ campaign of using “horribly divisive tactics!”
“DeSantis has hit a new low,” Jenner wrote on Twitter. (And if anyone would know.)
You can watch the DeSantis ad below.
To wrap up “Pride Month,” let’s hear from the politician who did more than any other Republican to celebrate it…
We drop friends all the time for a whole variety of reasons—they messed with our loves lives, they lied, they weren’t supportive—so why do some people think it’s such an outlandish idea to dump them for their political views? I think there’s a misguided sense that, “It’s a free country and people have the right to believe what they want. Why should I let their political opinions interfere with a long-running friendship?” The truth is, there is no law that “free speech” means you have to keep a friend who promotes the Republican agenda any more than you have to keep someone who calls you a cow. Everything in a friendship that might have seemed good suddenly goes sour when I learn that they advocate Trump and his hideousness, which involves attempting to diminish rights for women, LGBTQs, Muslims, immigrants, the arts, and the non-rich, not to mention all those treasonous-sounding doings with Russia. Am I supposed to understand that a gay friend is simply concerned about tax breaks and therefore can’t be bothered to devote any energy to little things like human rights? Bye, Felicia!
My time spent on social networks has been way more gratifying since I decided to block anyone who’s tried to crawl out from under a rock and chirp about how Trump isn’t really bad to LGBTQs at all. (“After all, everyone said we’d be in death camps, and we’re not” is a typically lame-brained argument). You can’t control what happens to you in the real world—someone might yell epithets at you or maybe throw paint—but the great thing about your Facebook page is the ability if affords you to weed your garden and make it your own personal playground. You don’t have to tolerate bullshit. Naturally, trying to talk sense to these people is a valuable route to go—why not try to have a conversation?—except that more often than not, you’ll find that they’ve already imbibed the Kool-Aid and aren’t going to budge from their throne of denial, no matter what facts you lay at their feet. As Pride month went by without a mention from the White House—to name just one of many indignities aimed our way—the army of gays who were still willing to cut Trump some slack was appalling to me, and I now don’t have to worry about indulging their head-in the-sand points of view any more than I’ll be inviting Milo over to a non-toxic dinner any time soon. (Yes, we’re all just preaching to the converted on my pages these days, but hey, it feels good. I’ll take our fake news over their fake news any day).
Similarly, if a real-life friend—someone who knows my plight, my accomplishments, and my oppressions—decides to trumpet in my face the alleged glories of the Republican party, I simply have to show them the hand and the door. Friendship over. I don’t care if they once helped me into an uber or maybe clicked on my links a couple of times. I don’t give a shit that they sent me birthday wishes on Facebook and also treated me to a half priced burrito for Christmas. They are as over to me as a boyfriend who cheated with someone I was cheating with. I have no use for them and would find it more than strained to attempt exchanging friendly banter with them, knowing full well that they’re basically self-loathing climbers who are furthering the mistreatment of mankind with their empty headed emissions. Am I cutting myself off from meaningful discourse? I don’t believe so; I feel I’m short circuiting the chance to hear odious apologias and offensive attempts at spin. Dropping Repubs (especially gay Repubs) from my guest list is a complete no brainer, which makes my life more aromatic while also sending out the message that self-loathing isn’t going to be tolerated around here, fellas. – Michael Musto in Out Magazine:
HomoCONS are what happens when self-interest combines with self-loathing and outweighs self-respect.
A “Gays for Trump” rally which took place on Saturday, July 1st at the Ellipse section of the National Mall near the White House drew a whopping 18 people.
The Make America Great Again Free Speech Rally was organized by Gays for Trump President Peter Boykin.
Boykin said they were certain that each of those attending the event represents thousands of others, both gay and straight, who are conservative, loyal Americans that deeply believe Donald Trump will provide the leadership needed to get the nation back on track.
“Make American Great Again is not just a political slogan,” Boykin told the gathering. ”It’s an American one which has been shared by many great people in this nation no matter what their race, gender or sexual orientation.”
“It makes me proud when I hear those words and to live by that code and to not only attempt to MAGA for me but to MAGA for everyone,” Boykin said. “For if we truly Make America Great Again then we can bless the world in MAGA, which is to make the earth great again.”
Others speaking at the rally included Don Lime, a radio talk show host from Monterey Bay, California, motivational speaker Lisa Christiansen and Los Angeles conservative activist and former Air Force officer Jack Cummins, who called it a “true blessing” that Trump has become president. Cummins criticized Democrats for calling on the U.S. to advance democracy throughout the world.
He said the U.S. was not founded on democracy but was founded instead as a “constitutional republic.”
“Don’t say we need to advance democracy,” he said. “Say we need to advance liberty.”
In concluding remarks as the micro-rally drew to a close, Boykin – amid a few cheers from the attendees – said he was tired of being told that only Democrats support LGBT rights.
“I’m proud to be a gay conservative for Trump,” he said. “I am not against LGBT. I am not against transgender.”
Two years after the White House was adorned in rainbow colors to commemorate the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, gay rights activists and lawmakers are preparing to march on Washington again, saying the current President threatens to erase those gains.
Gay rights activists plan to air their concerns at the “Equality March for Unity and Pride” in Washington on Sunday as well as at 50 sister marches at cities across the country this month.
Conservative gay Americans, for their part, view the march as a partisan event emphasizing “division far more than equality,” said Gregory T. Angelo, president of Log Cabin Republicans, a conservative LGBT group.
“For months now we’ve heard that Trump is going to ‘roll back’ advances made by the LGBT community, and time and again those rumors were proven to be unfounded,” he told CNN. “All of this chicken-littling has turned the self-styled ‘Resistance’ into little more than a hollow cliche.” – Via CNN
The Washington Examinerreports that the The Miami chapter of LGBTQ Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) announced on Monday its decision to break with the national organization to support GOP nominee Donald Trump for president.
“We, as Log Cabin Republicans of Miami, we’re Americans first, we’re Republicans second, and we happen to be gay or allies of the LGBT community. American national security is our government’s first and foremost responsibility, then the economy – those two issues really are paramount to any American,” Miami chapter president Vincent Foster told the Washington Examiner on Monday evening.
“Our membership has gotten behind the Republican national nominee and it’s unfortunate that other Republicans are unable to do so. Regardless of differences, we understand that a Hillary Clinton presidency is only going to be detrimental to the LGBT community and the general American population.”
Although LCR typically does not allow local chapters to support other candidates, the organization is allowing for flexibility in this election. The Washington, D.C.-based national group is permitting regional chapters to endorse or not endorse Trump in this election. Log Cabin Republicans in Cleveland, Los Angeles, Orange County, Texas and Georgia have also endorsed Trump.
Add all these idiots to the ‘Do Not Fuck’ and “Tar and Feather” list.
The board of the nation’s largest group of LGBT Republicans has voted to not endorse Donald Trump, in a contentious decision that did not reflect the preference of many of its chapters. While the Log Cabin Republicans are united against Hillary Clinton, the group’s 14-member national board narrowly voted on Tuesday to “withhold” an endorsement of the Republican nominee, according to Gregory T. Angelo, the organization’s president.
It’s the second time the official national group has chosen not to back the GOP nominee — the prior time was 2004 for George W. Bush. The move reflects struggles throughout the Republican coalition, though for LGBT conservatives it’s been particularly wrenching. Trump’s rhetoric, they say, has been more pro-gay than any presidential nominee in history.
“Withholding an endorsement is not the same thing as opposing someone’s nomination,” Angelo said in an interview. “There were members of our national board of directors who had very passionate feelings in favor of both.” Angelo — who is not a voting member of the board — said that state Log Cabin chapters were surveyed as part of the endorsement process for recommendations, and a majority supported endorsing Trump.
“Could Donald Trump be the most pro-LGBT president that this country has ever had? He might well be,” Angelo said. But the nominee’s inconsistencies “presented enough reservations such that the board did not feel comfortable putting the full face of our 40-year-old brand behind the Republican Party’s nominee for president.”
Are there really more than 14 Log Cabin Republicans? Seriously?
The identities of the Trump loving gay couple who made nationwide news for their interview at the Cincinnati, Ohio Donald Trump Rally on Friday have been discovered thanks to an anonymous source who contacted Back2Stonewall.com.
The couples names are Dewey Lainhart and Cody Moore of Middleton and Kettering, Ohio.
Not much is known about the couple except that they were engaged on October 7th. and are both are die hard Donald Trump supporters. (And out of their ever loving gay little minds)
Feel free to stop by and congratulate them on their engagement on their Facebook pages below. Or talk about you know how Trump being elected would null their engagement, take way their civil rights, and make them more of second class citizens then they already are. In a CIVIL conversation of course.
“The Log Cabin Republicans have been working to “transform the GOP from the inside” for forty years and not only hasn’t it gotten better, it’s gotten worse. The 2016 Republican Platform, adopted today without a peep of protest from Log Cabin Republicans, is worse on LGBT issues than any Republican Party Platform in history. Worse than the GOP platform in 1980, when the religious right was ascendent; worse than the GOP platform in 1984, when AIDS hysteria was at its peak; worse than the GOP platform in 1992, when delegates to the RNC were waving “Family Values Forever! Gay Rights Never!” signs on the floor of the convention in Houston. Worst. Platform. Ever. Log Cabin Republicans spent months wriggling their tongues up Donald Trump‘s ass and this is the thanks they get.”
“Whatever the Log Cabin Republicans think they’re doing “inside” the Republican Party, it isn’t working, it’s never worked, and they need to stop pretending it’ll ever work. GOP.”
“You can affiliate yourself with the GOP or you can advocate for equal rights for LGBT people. You can’t do both at once—and anyone who claims to be doing both is lying.” – Dan Savage via The Stranger
Ben Coleman, event chairman of the group’s Los Angeles chapter, shared details of Bieber’s elusive presence at the meeting with radio hosts Jillian Barberie and John Phillips of 790 KABC.
According to Coleman, Bieber came to the restaurant with four friends to dine on chicken wings and, needing a private area, quietly crashed in the corner of the private room where the LCRs were having a discussion about gay rights and Ronald Reagan:
We have our meetings at State Social House on Sunset in West Hollywood…and the manager comes over and says to me, ‘hey Ben, there’s some other people that came in and they’re going to hang out in the corner. Don’t mind them, they won’t bother you.
So I go back [upstairs] and I look around the corner and I see the group of people that the manager was talking about and I was like, ‘I don’t see Justin Bieber, it just looks like a bunch of girls.’ I look a little closer and sure enough, there was Bieber. But he looked kind of like a butcher version of Miley Cyrus.