The Human Rights Campaign recently held a plush soiree featuring Democrat senators and left-wing B-List celebrities. With gay marriage forced on the US by the Supremes, is there any reason for this organization to even still exist? Except to exist as a Democrat-Left front organization? Probably not, but throwing parties for senators and cable TV celebrities has to vastly superior to any jobs these people could get in the real world.
Heat Street has a pretty snarky article claiming that “Twinks4Trump” Lucian Wintrich is the replacement Milo Yiannopoulos for the role of “flaming, self-promoting, conservative gay dude.” Because the two of them are flamboyant young gay journalists who adore Donald Trump.
Not sure this is going to be one of those seamless Dick York/Dick Sargeant (or, maybe Al Corley/Jack C0leman is the better analogy) replacements. It has the feel more of a Charlie Sheen/Ashton Kutcher swap out, although I can’t really say because I’ve honestly never seen a single episode of Two-and-a-half Men. I’m just going by what I’m told.
Also, I’m not counting Milo out just yet. Not that I have any great affection for him, but the dude knows how to promote himself, which means there’s an off chance that when the time is right, he will be able to construct a new role for himself.
Or, he could do the easy thing and join the left and find instantaneous media redemption. After all, speaking fondly of gay pederasty didn’t hurt George Takei, Kevin Jennings, or Eve Ensler.
PDT just appointed an openly gay man as the US Ambassador to NATO. But I’m sure it won’t spoil the anti-Trump
tantrums protests Gay Democrats are planning for the month of June.
No. Because what Milo Yiannopoulos talked about, Harvey Milk actually did.
One of Milk’s victims was a 16-year-old runaway from Maryland named Jack Galen McKinley. As previously mentioned, Milk had a soft spot in his, um, heart for teenage runaways. Motivated by an apparent quid pro quo of prurience, Milk plucked McKinley from the street.
Randy Shilts was a San Francisco Chronicle reporter and close friend to Harvey Milk. Though Shilts died of AIDS in 1994, he remains, even today, one of the most beloved journalists in the “LGBT” community.
Shilts was also Harvey Milk’s biographer. In his glowing book The Mayor of Castro Street, he wrote of Milk’s “relationship” with the McKinley boy: ” … Sixteen-year-old McKinley was looking for some kind of father figure. … At 33, Milk was launching a new life, though he could hardly have imagined the unlikely direction toward which his new lover would pull him.”
Harvey Milk was notorious in his day for preying on teenage runaways in the Castro District in the 1970s. The difference is, Harvey Milk, because he was a left-wing Democrat, is forgiven for being a pederast. He has a holiday celebrated in his honor in California. He is an honored martyr, who even had a US Naval Vessel named in his honor.
Which makes me believe that all the left-wingers who are suddenly up-in-arms because Milo may have said something outrageous about his days as a catamite may be somewhat insincere in their outrage.
With regard to the controversy about Milo Yiannopoulos allegedly defending pederasty; here’s what he has said about the allegation.
“I do not support pedophilia. Period. It is a vile and disgusting crime, perhaps the very worst,” Yiannopoulos stated. “There are selectively edited videos doing the rounds, as part of a co-ordinated effort to discredit me from establishment Republicans, that suggest I am soft on the subject.”
He added that he has exposed three pedophiles in his reporting: Louise Mensch’s former business partner Luke Bozier, anti-Gamergate activist Nicholas Nyberg and tech reporter Chris Leydon.
The Breitbart writer also penned a lengthy attack on pedophiles and their alleged progressive defenders in 2015.
His statement is a bit more unequivocal than Kevin Jennings’s, “The 15 year old I bragged about encouraging to engage in restroom hook-up sex was actually 16 when I encouraged him to engage in restroom hook-up sex.” And the left was all like, “OK, it’s cool. As long as it was technically legal.”
As for the claim that videos were “selectively edited,” I’m skeptical to put it mildly.
Milo should be consistent and forthright in his repudiation of his previoius comments, regardless of whether or how he meant them at the time. It’s important to never even convey the appearance of tolerating sex with underage kids. Paedophilia is disgusting and wrong. Defending it is reprehensible. (And before someone gets technical about the distinction between paedophilia and ephebophilia because, either way, underage kids should be hands off like they were plutonium.) If he is strong and consistent in his position, then I’m willing to give him a shot to redeem himself. If he does a Dan Savage and reverts to prior form after issuing a pro-forma apology, then I’m done with him.
I also don’t think Milo should address CPAC. It’s a socially conservative organization and Milo isn’t a social conservative. Ultimately, that’s between him and the organizers. Who cares what I think?
Update: CPAC disinvites Milo
I feel like there is a growing (or at least more vocal) group of conservatives claiming legitimacy on LGBT issues because they’re gay.
But what these homocons advocate and who they support are quite harmful to LGBT people and their equality.
I’m going to try to be more proactive about calling out these homocons and holding them accountable for harming the LGBT community. – Zack Ford, ThinkProgress editor (i.e. paid Democrat Media Operative)
What’s with all the sudden pearl-clutching, couch-fainting, and panty-wetting? Is it because there’s a pro-gay Republican president and the Democrats are terrified of losing their ownership of the LGBT community, donations, and votes?
So, basically, they are going to be protesting … with all the usual angry chants, and angry signs, and angry screaming lesbians… against a president who supports gay marriage and renewed an executive order protecting gays and lesbians in the workplace.
In a Jan. 5 email to The Hill, Vincent Tolliver, a former House candidate in Arkansas, said that (Democrat Congressman) Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, should not be chairman because of Islamic positions on homosexuality.
“His being a Muslim is precisely why DNC voters should not vote for him,” Tolliver wrote. “Muslims discriminate against gays. Islamic law is clear on the subject, and being gay is a direct violation of it. In some Muslim countries, being gay is a crime punishable by death.”
And the Democrat National Committee informed him that criticizing Islam for being anti-gay was not allowed in the Democrat Party.
Since the Democrats are going balls-to-the-wall in opposition to screening migrants from countries that are at high risk from Islamic Supremacist Terror Groups, I think there is a very good chance that the next DNC chairhumanoid will be a Mohammedan with ties to Louis Farakkhan and a mosque that teaches (what the left previously would have called) hate against gay people.
Sorry LGBT’s, you’re not the Democrats’ Shiny New Thing anymore. Mohammedans are the Shiny New Thing.
Still no sign of the Gay Death Camps, or the Mike Pence Mobile Electrocution Units, but there is this. (Hat Tip RSG)
The White House said Tuesday that President Trump will maintain workplace protections for gays and lesbians instituted during the Obama administration.
“The executive order signed in 2014, which protects employees from anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination while working for federal contractors, will remain intact at the direction of President Donald J. Trump,” the administration said in a statement.
Does this make the Gay Left Happy? No, of course it doesn’t because they’re just front groups for the Democrats.
“LGBTQ refugees, immigrants, Muslims and women are scared today, and with good reason: Donald Trump has done nothing but undermine equality since he set foot in the White House,” said Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign.
Apparently the priority of the gay left is to support indiscriminately importing people from a culture that celebrates killing Jews and gays. #LeftistLogic.
Since Trump will get absolutely no credit for this from the left or the right, we can only assume… (GASP)… that Donald Trump is actually friendly toward gay people.
Update and Bump: Yesterday, left-wing gay activists were circulating a rumor that Trump was about to issue an Executive Order that would “allow fed employees to refuse to serve LGBT based on belief marriage is b/t man & woman or gender is immutable from birth.” And they blamed their fantasy EO on their new favorite bogeyman, Steve Bannon.
If the LGBT activists groups were really concerned with the social acceptance and well-being of gays, lesbians, and other marginal sexual groups, then they would be overjoyed to have a Republican president as unabashedly pro-gay as Donald Trump. Alas, these groups are not really about helping the people they purport to help. They are just hyperpartisan fronts for the Democrat Party. And so, they will not give the most pro-gay president in history his due credit.
And at the convention, Trump, accepting the party’s nomination, said, “As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of the hateful foreign [Islamic extremism] ideology.”
Following a standing ovation and roaring applause, Trump broke from prepared remarks that were handed out to media in advance.
“And I have to say,” he said, “as a Republican, it is so nice to hear you cheering for what I just said. Thank you.”
The country couldn’t have had a more pro-gay president if it had elected Elton John on Christmas Day.
But instead of celebrating the broad acceptance of a pro-gay presidential candidate, the gay groups chose to nit-pick and over-dramatize. “He held the rainbow flag upside down!” they fumed. “He deleted the LGBT web page from the White House website!” they lied. They would rather repeat the Narrative that is helpful to Democrats, then acknowledge the reality that is helpful to gay people.
Let’s be honest, even if these group knew that Trump’s more serious vetting of migrants from Islamic Supremacist countries was going to space the country another Orlando Pulse massacre, they’d still oppose them because they would rather ingratiate themselves with the Democrat Party.
The purpose of gay left activist groups like HRC, P-FLAG, and NGLTF is not to promote the rights and well-being of gay people. The purpose of these groups is to fundraise from the homocommunity to support Democrats and mobilize LGBT voters to vote for Democrats.
For example. Donald Trump has nominated Rex Tillerson to serve as his Secretary of State. Tillerson played a major role in getting the Boy Scouts of America to openly accept openly gay scouts into their organization, and has consistently been the kind of person LGBT Activists would characterize as an ‘ally.’ (Heck, the Family Research Council characterizes him as an LGBT ally.)
Supporting Mr. Tillerson would be in the best interests of the ‘gay community,’ but opposing him is the most useful position for fundraising and for supporting Democrats in their efforts to undermine and delegitmize the Trump presidency. So, guess what position the LGBT Activist Groups are taking?
The Cuban Freedom Flotilla (of 1980), however, involved a little secret that very soon came out. Socialist Cuba had—and has—the distinction of being the world’s only nation to experience a mass emigration based on sexual preference. Huddled in the crowded boats fleeing Castro’s Cuba were an estimated 10,000 homosexuals.
The attack on homosexuality began within a few Years of Castro’s taking power. Long before the crusades of Anita Bryant or Jerry Falwell, Castro stated that “those positions in which one might have a direct influence upon children and young people should not be in the hands of homosexuals, above all the educational centers.” A homosexual was a “deviate” who could never rise to the level of conduct required of “a true Revolutionary.”
Gays suffered greatly at the hands of the two new socialist bureaucracies. Thousands of them were placed, without benefit of trial, in camps run by the Military Units for Aid to Production. Basically these were forced labor camps, where gay people were mistreated and often assaulted and where it was not unusual for them to be executed or driven to suicide. After a while, international protests compelled the closing of these camps, but the persecution has continued in other forms
There are others, including some LGBT activists, who have lauded Cuba’s government for providing free education and health care, while fighting poverty and discrimination, the Blade notes.
“Pain, emptiness, commitment are very intense and difficult feelings to separate,” gay Cuban blogger Francisco Rodríguez Cruz, who supports the Castro family, told the Blade. “It’s like going through the story of my life.”
And some gay and AIDS activists who visited Cuba earlier this year noted a thriving gay scene and reported that the government-run health care program has benefited Cubans living with HIV.
The same people promoting the fake news that “Mike Pence wants to electrocute gay teenagers” have no trouble defending a despot who murdered and brutalized gay people and sent AIDS sufferers to concentration camp. Because Socialist.
BTW: That “thriving gay scene in Havana” is the petri dish where ‘Cuban Super AIDS‘ was probably spawned.
Also, look at pictures of Havana from before Castro’s revolution and Detroit from the same period; both thriving. Then look at Havana after 50 years of Socialist rule and Detroit after 50 years of Progressive Democrat rule. Tell me again how Socialism works.
Dave Eggers went around the country doing what the Democrat Media Complex didn’t do very much of during the election —- talking to voters outside The Bubble —- and despite hearing what they were saying, is still at the end of a very overlong article, still baffled why the left was rejected by most of the country.
In Michigan, he met a middle-aged gay man who supported Donald Trump. (Most leftists are unaware of the existence of gay people outside the coasts.)
Steven McManus has come out of the closet twice. First as a gay man, then as a Trump supporter. We were sitting at a coffee shop in Detroit’s Eastern Market neighbourhood, and McManus was almost vibrating. This was two days after Trump’s election, and McManus was elated – about the victory, yes, but more personally, about the fact that after Trump’s election, he’d had the courage to post a message on social media declaring his support of the president-elect.
“I lived a lot of my life as a closeted guy,” McManus said, “and the liberation I felt as a man coming out was similar to how I felt coming out for Trump. You really truly think you’re the only one who has these feelings. It’s liberating. I felt it was time to come out again.”
“Trump was the only candidate talking about the trade imbalance,” McManus said. “Being a businessman, a successful businessman, he understood why business decision-makers, at the highest levels of their companies, move their production overseas.” McManus was angry when auto companies, after receiving bailouts from the US government in 2009, continued to move production to Mexico. “In Detroit, we gave America the middle class. But this is now a false economy. The housing market is decimated, and the middle class is shrinking. I want someone to shake it up. Let’s move the whole country forward.”
McManus is not blind to the rareness of an openly gay man supporting Trump. “But I don’t have to vote a certain way based on my sexuality. In my mind we’ve moved beyond having to vote Democrat just because you’re gay.” And he’s not worried about a reversal of the hard-fought right to marriage gays just achieved. “We’ve got our rights now,” he said. “It’s settled.”
At the end of the article, Eggers is still pretty much convinced the reason Trump lost is racism and Misogyny. His closing argument:
We are entering an era where uniquely vindictive men will have uniquely awesome power. Dark forces have already been unleashed and terrible plans are being made. On 3 December, the Ku Klux Klan are holding their largest public rally in years, to celebrate Trump’s victory, which they claim as their own.
I begin to feel like George Takei is kind of an a-hole.
Hat Tip: James Taranto.
I wonder if the left is going to be able to perform any sort of introspection at all after this election. They seem to be stuck at the “denial” and “rage” stage of the grieving process. It must be harder, on the left, to question one’s own dogma because of the vast media-academic echo chamber constantly reverberating with “We are right and perfect. Our enemies are racists, misogynists, haters and bigots. Their opinions are not worth listening to.” I wonder if leftists have the basic skills to step back and look at their beliefs with any mount of objectivity.
“This is what happens when society changes so quickly. Teenagers fighting for recognition of their identity and causing controversy for taking their same-sex date to prom went to college and learned about advocacy, gay history (from the generation of the 70’s and 80’s) and devoted themselves to fighting the injustice. But by the time they got old enough to be in charge, all the injustices were gone – but the passion and the narrative remained. Today we have an entire generation of gay people in their 30’s who have not left high school in their minds. They are still fighting Ellen’s 1996 battle. They are still carrying the torch for their 1980’s mentors. They are are still arguing against Falwell and raging against Reagan. Still trying to prove homosexuality isn’t a choice or sinful.
My generation has finally built the inclusive, diverse, safe, celebrated and socially influential gay movement we dreamed of as teenagers with complete arguments against all opposition and we simply cannot accept that its obsolete.”
What can I say but… Yup.
But the Activist Left has to keep the Coalition of Permanent Victimhood. After all, if gay people acknowledged and were satisfied with their social gains, all the professional activists at HRC, NGLTF, P-FLAG and the other groups would have to get out in the real world and find real jobs; which are pretty scarce in the Obama Economy.
What author is trying to say: Trump’s “Redneck” base has adopted Milo as a token gay person to hide their deep homosphobia and gay hatred. (Which is how those deplorables really feel about gays.)
Simpler and Far More Plausible Explanation: Trump’s base never hated gays to begin with and just welcome Milo as part of the team.
Also, Milo’s very existence cheeses off the sort of left-wing bigots [and fanatical #NeverTrumpers] who imagine that gay-hatred is universal on the right and among the lower classes they think of as beneath them. The author seems to be more of a Jeb-Loving Sad Republican than a leftist; but I can’t help think Milo has done more for conservative gays than Jeb or any other Sad Republican could have.
Democrats have nominated transgenderoids to run in heavily Republican congressional districts in Colorado and Utah: Both of them are named ‘Misty.’
Misty K. Snow will run against tea party favorite Sen. Mike Lee in Utah this November, while Misty Plowright will challenge Rep. Doug Lamborn in Colorado.
Both solidly represent Democrat Party values.
“[Misty Plowright] has been in a committed long-term relationship with her wife Lisa for 9 years. Colorado did not have marriage equality when Misty and Lisa first got together. They had moved to Seattle in 2007 and were able to obtain a domestic partnership in 2010 before moving back to Colorado. Legislation changes converted their domestic partnership to legal marriage in 2014. They have both been in a loving, long-term, committed relationship with their mutual partner, Sebastian, for the last 2 years. All 3 partners support each other emotionally, physically and financially. “
A Gay Muslim Democrat terrorist who was interviewed and released by the Obama Administration because of Political Correctness walks into a bar and murders almost 50 gay people. Who does the media’s official Spokesman for All Gay People say is the “Enemy of the LGBT community?” A. Donald Trump.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has bent over backwards to accommodate and codify into law the Gay Left’s social agenda. However, he was recently disinvited from a Gala hosted by the Gay Leftist National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce because:
- He attended a conference in Las Vegas that also happened to be attended by people the Gay Left doesn’t like.
- 2.His support of a Tranny Bathroom Bill was deemed insufficiently enthusiastic.
There’s also an ambition Democrat State Legislator in the mix who maneuvered to have the Republican Governor disinvited (which suggests that the stated reasons for the disinvitation are bogus, and he was really disinvited for political reasons), and the Gay Left happily obliged.
Either way, there is a lesson to be learned here. One, you have to be in absolute obedient lockstep with the gay left (as difficult as that is to do when you’re on your knees) because the slightest deviation will not be tolerated. Two, if you are a Republican, you will probably be unwelcome anyway because the Gay Left is pretty much just a segment of the Democrat Coalition anyway.