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Ohio “Twinks for Trump” Couple Dewey Lainhart and Cody Moore Whine That The Gay Community Is Being Mean To Them

Dewey Lainhart and Cody Moore

Last week, we reported about a recently engaged  gay couple that were interviewed by Wall Street Journal’s Jason Bellini during a Trump rally in Cincinnati.

Asked why exactly they want Donald Trump to be the next president, one looked at the other and laughed, “Hmmmm, I don’t know baby… Why?

His boyfriend quickly replied: “Tired’a the bullshit government! I work in the steel in-dus-try I see it hardcore at the trades and stuff. Time for a change. Trump’s the man for it.”

 Bellini’s video went viral — receiving over 196k views, 707 shares, and 900 comments on facebook but the one thing that was missing is that the couple, and the WSJ  never identified them.

Back2Stonewall had numerous tips from follower’s about the couples identities and believing in full disclosure we identified them as 31-year-old Dewey Lainhart and his 22 *cough – cough* -year-old fiancé Cody Moore of Middleton, OH stressing a “civil conversation” about the problems of  Donald Trump being elected and the major ramifications it would cause the LGBT community.

Since then the couple now report that they have been threatened since the video came out and their names released. Even though no negative comments or threats appear on their Facebook page and they never reached out to us asking that their names be removed.

Most of the comments that ridiculed Lainhart and Moore were posted on reporter Jason Belini’s Facebook page for supporting Mr. Trump — calling them “rednecks” and suggesting that someone should “take away their gay card.” but Moore  insists  that because of this website making their names public that they have received hundreds of hateful messages, including some threatening physical violence. But of course presenting no evidence.

WSJ’s Jason Bellini reached out to Back2Stonewall for a comment on this and we obliged.

Will Kohler, the gay activist behind Back2Stonewall, says the men should have foreseen the possibility they would be recognized.

“It’s disheartening that people made hateful comments,” Mr. Kohler said. “But a lot of people might find it hateful itself to support a man who if selected will take away all the rights and… equality that the LGBT community has made over the past 45 years.”

In a followup interview Lainhart says he excuses Mr. Trump believing gay marriage should have been left to the states because his candidate now considers the issue settled by the Supreme Court’s decision. He says he doesn’t like the record on gay issues of Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, the Indiana governor who signed a law allowing businesses to refuse to serve gays and lesbians.

“I’m not voting for the vice president. I’m voting for Trump,” he says.

In the wake of the backlash, Mr. Lainhart says he has been vigilant and says he carries a gun “because I love the Second Amendment.”

Lainhart added bothered him most was when he and his fiance were called “privileged white guys.”

He says he works 40 to 80 hours a week in a blue-collar job to afford his home and his car.

“We’re both two country folks,” he says. (Middleton, Ohio  has a population of about 48,694 people. The racial makeup of the city is 83.3%White, 11.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8% of the population.

Mr. Moore calls the gay community’s reaction “extreme.”

“The gay community is not a very supportive group,” he says. adding  they don’t regret doing the interview, but claim it’s “put a damper” on their excitement over their recent engagement.



Former LGBT Advisor To Bill Clinton Richard Socarides SLAMS Obama On His Gay Rights Promises

Former LGBT adviser to President Bill Clinton,  Richard Socarides let the truth fly about Obama missing the mark on LGBT rights in the Wall Street Journal:

“The absence of a position from the Justice Department in favor of expanding civil rights is as shocking as the absence of a coherent White House policy on gay issues. There is no senior policy person at the White House whose primary responsibility is gay rights. And there is no gay person in Mr. Obama’s inner circle of advisers. That matters when trying to get attention for issues in an already overcrowded agenda, and the result is obvious. It’s true that this president is no George W. Bush, or John McCain, for that matter. He signed into law a long-sought amendment to the federal hate-crimes statute, which added sexual orientation as a protected class. Many cabinet agencies have taken steps to make their rules and regulations more gay-friendly, most significantly with respect to issues like hospital visitation and, earlier this week, some aspects of family medical leave. That’s all good news. Mr. Obama entered office with greater immediate challenges confronting him than most. But after eight years of benign neglect (at best) from Washington, and a campaign in which Mr. Obama promised to be our champion, gay Americans had good reason to expect more from this president, and now are understandably frustrated.”

“Understanably frusted” is an understatement.  How about just plain downright angry?  And with that being said lets give credit to a few other things that Obama has done for the LGBT Community thus far. (List courtesy of Michael@LeonardMatlovich.com )

1. His administration has REMOVED any GUARANTEE of an end to discharges from the so-called “repeal” amendment;
2. His administration has GUTTED the explicit ban on discrimination against gays in the military from the amendment;
3. His administration has GUTTED permission for those already discharged to reenlist from the amendment;
4. He has REFUSED to order his SECDEF and the Joint Chiefs of Staff to salute those three key mandates making the DOD a virtual fourth branch of government;
5. He has instead EMPOWERED Gates to come up with and spend millions of taxpayer dollars on a phony “study” built entirely around the PREMISE that allowing out gays to serve would hurt the military and intended to stall ending discharges, and still with the potential of its “findings” being used to continue the ban permanently;
6. He has REFUSED to use the legal power Congress gave him to unilaterally stop discharges which he’s said himself “weaken national security”
7. Under his administration he has DISCHARGED over 600 gays since being sworn, and is still discharging them, according to SLDN, under the “old rules” contrary to new ones released March 25th;
8. He REFUS\ED to order Gates to follow the YEAR & A HALF OLD 9th Circuit Court Witt decision banning any discharges within its multi-state jurisdiction when the military has not proven that the INDIVIDUAL damages unit cohesion. Gates finally promised on Feb. 2nd to announce such policies by mid-March but still hasn’t.
10. His administration has DEFENDED DADT in court more than half a dozen times with the same homophobic language used to pass it in 1993;
10. He has CLAIMIED that DADT has been ruled constitutional by Supreme Court when it never has;
11. He has done NOTHING to keep his promise to pass ENDA;
12. He has done NOTHING to keep his promise to pass UAFA;
13. He has done NOTHING to keep his promise to repeal DOMA;
14. Instead, DEFENDING DOMA in court repeatedly in terms even more homophobic than those used to pass it originally;
15. He actually did nothing to help pass the hate crimes bill other than posing for a photo with Judy Shepard;
16. His administration is being sued by Lambda Legal for refusing to let a lesbian federal court employee buy insurance for her partner despite a court order clearly indicating it would NOT be a violation of DOMA; nor would it cost the government a cent;
17. He has thrown cheap crumbs at us like hospital visitation which even the Antigay Industry supports;
18. He has reinforced religio-fascist homophobes, just like he did during the campaign by telling them he opposes marriage equality because “God is in the mix,” by telling reporters for the homohating Catholic Church that, “As a Christian, I’m constantly wrestling with my faith and my solicitude and regard and concern for gays and lesbians.”

Enough said.

James Fracno First Solo Art Show, Called "The Dangerous Book for Boys" To Feature Gay Capt. Kirk/Spock Slash Art

Oh man James Franco, so cute, artsy, bohemian, and wierd.  I fracking love him!

James is mounting his first solo art show, called The Dangerous Book for Boys, on June 23 at the Clocktower Gallery in NYC. 

The Dangerous Book Four Boys” addresses boyhood and the “sexual confusion” of adolescence, as Ms. Heiss put it. Short films focus on demolition, showing burning or bullet-riddled structures like a plastic toy home or a large wooden rocket (the exhibition contains originals or replicas of these). Another work explores a romantic encounter between “Star Trek” characters Spock and James T. Kirk.

James states:

“I feel like shows or films that deal with kids, they’re playing to all of these sexual feelings that you have at that age, but they don’t fully admit to it,” he said. “So I kind of try to draw that out. The implicit in those shows and books, I try to make it a little more explicit.”

*James Franco Interviews Artist Marina Abramovic

**The Spock/Kirk bath image isn’t necessarily the one that’s in the show, it’s just  a hot gay slash art images. As soon as Jimmy’s work images is online they will be posted.