Small Group Of West Hollywood Quislings Chanting ‘Gays For Trump’

A small group of Log Cabin Republicans and other quislings made their way up to San Vicente Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood last night chanting “gays for Trump, gays for Trump.”

Hardly a face mask in sight – which is local ordinance – but who’s surprised?

Queer Quislings Gather For ‘Trump Pride’ Events

Gay Republicans, choosing to ignore Donald Trump’s anti-LGBTQ record, are instead organizing so-called ‘Trump Pride’ events in battleground states.

The first of the events, held Tuesday evening in Newton Square, Pennsylvania, featured homocon Richard Grenell (former U.S. Ambassador To Germany) who has led the late-in-the-game LGBTQ outreach for the Trump campaign, and Trump’s daughter in law, Lara Trump.

Queer folks, including activist/author Michelangelo Signorile, made note of the fact that the announcement didn’t use “LGBTQ” or “gay” in the announcement, so we’re not sure how much ‘pride’ was involved there.

Charles Moran, a co-chair for the ‘Trump Pride’ coalition, told the Washington Blade a second event is scheduled for Wednesday night in Phoenix, Arizona. Out conservative journalist, Chadwick Moore, currently the editor for the Log Cabin Republican’s Outspoken project, is scheduled to attend.

Additional gatherings are reportedly planned for Tampa, Florida, and more.

Prior to the ’Trump Pride’ events, a group calling itself OUTspoken held a gathering in Nashville which attracted an estimated 75 gay conservatives.

You’ll note not a trace of social distancing or face masks…

Moran told the Blade that the Nashville event was intended “to create a space to convene some of our major influencers and movement leaders in the center-right LGBTQ community.”

Trump and virulently anti-LGBTQ Vice President Mike Pence phoned in during the event to address the group and “express their appreciation.”

Brandon Straka, who hosted a “Walk Away” rally in Nashville the same weekend, said he hopes the Trump events will lead to “freeing LGBT people from the clutches of the destructive Democrat (sic) party.”

But not all Log Cabin Republicans are all the same page. As Instinct reported last fall, the organization’s endorsement of Trump for reelection led to several prominent members resigning from the group.

As has been widely reported by media outlets, the Trump administration has been a disaster for LGBTQ people with attacks on queer rights in the workplace, in health care, in public accommodations, adoptions and more.

(source: Washington Blade)

News Round-Up: November 14, 2019

Some news items you might have missed:

InstaHunks: I’m sorry, but ‘suited up for work’ Steve_in_LA (above) is just ridiculously handsome and photogenic. #dang

GLSEN: Jordan Steffy, who went viral over the weekend when video of him standing up to a high school bully hit Twitter, said during an appearance on Tamron Hall’s talk show he’s leaving the public school since the administrators have done nothing about his reports of being bullied. A 2018 study by GLSEN found that 20% of LGBTQ youth have switched schools at least once to escape bullying.

NY Times Bestsellers: Donald Trump Jr. is bragging about his book, Triggered, landing at number one on the NY Times Bestsellers list, but there’s a catch – see that little dagger symbol next to his listing? That indicates there were bulk purchases of the book. You know, like someone ordering tons of copies so the book lands at number one…?

Gaily Grind: A former Kentucky school principal who made national headlines for banning books with “homosexual content” from classrooms has been indicted on child pornography charges. Because of course…

OUT: There has never been a gay Black man in Congress, but Mondaire Jones is trying to change that. The lawyer, nonprofit leader, and activist announced his campaign to represent New York’s 17th Congressional District on Thursday.

• Quisling Bootlicker: Gay conservative commentator and talk show host Dave Rubin invited Donald Trump Jr. to his show and told the president’s son that he’d be fine if Don Jr. called him a “fag.” Said Rubin, “All I ever wanted was exact equality under the law. That’s what we’ve got. Now we’re equal. You can call me whatever you want. You could call me a ‘fag’ right now and it wouldn’t mean anything to me.”

Log Cabin Spokesman: LGBTs Are Better Off Under Trump

Log Cabin Republicans spokesman Charles Moran defends his organization's endorsement of Donald Trump

Yesterday, I reported on the numerous resignations by Log Cabin Republicans over the conservative LGBTQ organization’s recent endorsement of Donald Trump for reelection.

Today, Log Cabin spokesman Charles Moran went into defense mode on Fox News explaining that the “LGBT community is better off than it was four years ago.”

“Like so many disaffected Republicans who have not been comfortable with President Trump and with his record, I look at the question of, ‘Is America is better off now than it was four years ago and is the LGBT community is better off now than it was four years ago?’“

And under President Trump, the answer is inarguably, yes. President Trump is the first person elected president of the United States who supported gay marriage and also has a background supporting equality issues both as a businessman and as a philanthropist.

“We always try to follow the rule of trust but verify. And looking at President Trump’s appointments, appointing people in our organization, taking meetings with our organization, and just really advancing the big causes that are important to the LGBTQ community.”

If Moran were to ask ME if we’re ‘better off,’ I’d point him to these 123 times the Trump administration has attacked the LGBTQ community.

Log Cabin Republicans Endorse (No Surprise) Trump For Reelection

Despite the Trump administration's numerous attacks on the LGBTQ community, the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay conservative political group, has endorsed the Donald for reelection.
You can just hear him now…”Suckers…”

Despite the Trump administration’s numerous attacks on the LGBTQ community, the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay conservative political group, has endorsed the Donald for reelection.

Apparently, seeing gay billionaire Peter Thiel onstage at the 2016 Republican National Convention was a wet dream come true for the gay conservatives.

The only other grounds for their support they can note to are promises to end the HIV epidemic and promote LGBTQ rights abroad as reasons to support the man who kicked HIV+ and transgender soldiers out of the U.S. military.

But the op-ed penned by the group for the Washington Post eventually gets to the real reason for endorsing – and yes, it has to do with money:

It is not merely policies specific to LGBTQ people that have been good for our community.

The president’s tax cuts have benefited LGBTQ families and helped put food on their tables. His opportunity zones have helped create new LGBTQ-founded small businesses. The administration’s aggressive negotiations on trade deals have preserved LGBTQ jobs. His hard-line on foreign policy has protected LGBTQ lives.

What benefits all Americans benefits the LGBTQ community, as we cross every racial, socioeconomic, religious and cultural divide.

The group did not endorse the Trumpster in 2016.

Quisling Of The Day: Guess Who?

One of my favorite bloggers, kenneth in the (212), has posted a text message chat between what appears to be 'totally-not-gay' former Rep. Aaron Schock and a supporter.

One of my favorite bloggers, kenneth in the (212), has posted a text message chat between what appears to be ‘totally-not-gay’ former Rep. Aaron Schock and a supporter.

I haven’t personally verified the identities of the two people chatting in exchange, so, feel free to believe or not believe.

In the screen captures, Schock complains of how “mean and nasty” the gays have been to him in leaking his nude pics.

He also says he “hadn’t come to terms” with his sexuality when he cast anti-LGBTQ votes while in Congress, and was in the process of coming out to his family when video of him canoodling at Coachella surfaced.

In addition, the person says the ‘hatred’ aimed at him is based on his being a Republican.

In his post, Kenneth offers this spot-on counter-point to the whining:

Note to Aaron Schock: The perspective of queer people has always been consistent and clear: Even those who “preach tolerance, acceptance and compassion” don’t take kindly to having lawmakers vote to rob them of their rights, particularly when it is believed that said lawmaker was being hypocritical in his beliefs. If you think your coming out has been difficult, imagine someone’s parents finding out he/she is gay when they were booted from the U.S. military under “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which you voted to keep in place. Talk about humiliating. Whether you think you were “out” when you voted against LGBTQ rights is irrelevant as you are a gay man who surely knew what you were doing was shitty. If you truly don’t stand by your past votes, then why not denounce them?

The “hate” has always been about your anti-gay policies, not your party. But if you think the two are related, that’s perhaps something you need to grapple with. HRC didn’t give you a zero rating because of your stance on taxes and regulations.

According to Kenneth, the man who posted the screen caps verified its authenticity.

No word from Mr. Schock yet.

Click over to kenneth in the (212) for the full text exchange.

Wealthy Gay Trumpers Named “2018 Men Of The Year”

Trump supporters Bill White & Bryan Eure

Last month, I wrote about two wealthy gay New Yorkers profiled by The New York Times for their outspoken support for Donald Trump.

Actually, Bill White and Bryan Eure had spent years among the liberal elite of NYC hosting big-ticket fundraisers for Barack Obama and supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns.

But on election night 2016, as the results were being reported, they quickly left the Clinton watch party and drove across town to suddenly become Trumpers.

Poof! Instant MAGAs.

“I didn’t want to be part of that misery pie; I’m not a wallower in self-pity,” White told the Times. “I really believe that once that decision is made, you have to get behind your president.”

I’m certain the course change had nothing to do with wanting access to the new president and his team. Nada.

In any case, The Washington Free Beacon has bestowed upon the men the title of “2018 Men of the Year.”

I think they misspelled the word ‘quisling.’

The outlet describes itself as “a privately owned, for-profit online newspaper” that is “dedicated to uncovering the stories that the powers that be hope will never see the light of day.”

In its one page tribute to White and Eure, the far-right website uses the word ‘bravery’ seven times in describing the couple for being “gay, liberal, millionaires who nevertheless want to MAGA.”

White & Eure are literally being labeled a ‘profile in courage’ for jumping ship and running to the next opportunity.

The duo had fundraised for everyone around. Frauds like Barack Obama. Feminist icons like Hillary Clinton. But it wasn’t until they discovered the charms of the straight-talking conductor of the Trump Train that they understood just how amazing politics could be.

And yet, for embracing this authentic billionaire whose taste runs toward the gold-plated, how have their friends reacted? With acceptance? With arms wide open?

No. They’ve been scorned, screamed at, shunned. Friends have turned their back. Hillaryworld has gone to war.

And yet, they endure. This is the sort of spirit that will make America great again. And for that, the Washington Free Beacon is proud to name Bill White and Bryan Eure men of the year.

“They endure.”

Who knew “endure” meant supporting a homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic divider who has a loose grasp on truth and reality.

But then, White and Eure seem to have their own loose grasp on loyalty or principles, flipping from one politician (or political party) to another as long as they have the access and ‘star treatment’ they crave.

At one point in the Times article, Eure complained that after ‘borrowing’ a friend’s helicopter to travel to a Clinton campaign event, he didn’t get the immediate access to Hillary Clinton he wanted. He said it was due to not writing a big enough check.

Eure, who spent most of his life as a Republican before marrying White, was caught on social media posting his own transphobic and homophobic comments, which were reported by NewNowNext.

When New York-based activist and drag queen Marti Gould Cummings called Eure out on Instagram saying the couple could have used their wealth to help transgender people, Eure responded, “Transgender is gross.”

In another social media post, one commenter disagreed with Eure’s position that there are lots of gay Trump supporters.

Eure clapped back with a threat: “Oh yes there are. And we will win and we will take your little rights away and deport you and gas you and turn you straight while you rot in a cage.”

Charming, no?

Washington Free Beacon, I give you your “2018 Men of the Year.”

Bring on 2019.

Please.

Gay Trump Supporter Shows Their Transphobia (Then Deletes It)

(via Instagram)

On Monday, I reported on the recent New York Times profile of former ‘liberal” gay couple, Bryan Eure and husband Bill White, who after years of supporting Democratic politicians, jumped ship the night of the 2016 presidential election and suddenly became Trump supporters.

And when I write “the night of,” Bill White literally left Hillary Clinton’s event in Manhattan as the returns came in and drove across town to Donald Trump’s party immediately shifting his loyalty in the blink of an eye.

Now, the duo are throwing $5 million fundraisers for the Trumpster and boast about having Don Trump Jr. on speed dial.

It turns out the couple has even more in common with Donald Trump than we knew. Eure, a commercial insurance broker, has just as much animus towards the transgender community as his idol does.

Upon publication of the NY Times piece, activist/drag queen Marti Gould Cummings took to Instagram to comment on Eure’s gushing obsession for the current White House resident.

“This is shameful and disgusting,” Cummings wrote. “Chelsea didn’t wave at you, Hillary didn’t take a photo so you jump ship … The incredible privilege you have shows in this article. You could be using your wealth to help transgender people [whom] Trump is actively discriminating against or you could use it to help families seeking asylum. You are both gross.”

To which social climber Eure replied, “Transgender is gross.”

Eure deleted the exchange but Cummings screen-capped the comment before it disappeared into the ether and posted it to his account with the caption, “Hey @euregram you can delete your reply but just to remind people that you posted it — here ya go.”

The internet IS forever, don’t you know?

But Eure wasn’t done revealing himself. It seems he really, really likes attention.

The profile in the Times apparently didn’t fawn over him enough, so he wrote his own version of his Trump love affair for the far-right leaning website, The Daily Caller.

In his self-penned essay he takes umbrage over the fact that people were offended a gay man’s defense of Donald Trump being dismissed with his statement, “I don’t believe in identity politics.”

He also shares his wealthy, white privilege by announcing, “I’m 39-years-old. I grew up in the new world — where we were all in school together and there was no true discrimination.”

“No true discrimination?” People of color, LGBTQ folks or women don’t experience discrimination?

I think Mr. Eure has spent a lot more time in the Hamptons than he has “the new world.”

Folks in the Twitterverse weren’t too taken with the self-proclaimed ‘power couple.’

Longtime LGBTQ activist/author Michelangelo Signorile tweeted:

And from Wayne Besen, founder of ’Truth Wins Out:’

New York Times Profiles Wealthy Gay Trumpers

Bill White and Bryan Eure (via Instagram)

The New York Times has profiled Donald Trump supporters Bill White and his husband Bryan Eure, with the primary interest in the couple being they are that rare breed of openly-gay Trumpers.

In fact, they are organizing a $5 million fund-raiser for the Trumpster this winter and boast about having Don Trump Jr. on speed dial.

But that wasn’t always the case.

For years they enjoyed being a part of Manhattan’s liberal elite.

They supported both of Hillary Clinton’s bids for president quite whole-heartedly, paid Aretha Franklin to sing at their 2011 wedding, and even hosted President Obama at a high-end $39,500-a-plate fund-raiser at their townhouse in Manhattan’s uber-gay neighborhood, Chelsea.

But, per the New York Times, on election night November 8, 2016, while standing among the Hillary supporters in what everyone expected to be a celebration, White saw the writing on the wall in the election returns.

Without missing a beat, he jumped in his car and drove to the New York Hilton, where Trump was celebrating the surprise win.

“I didn’t want to be part of that misery pie; I’m not a wallower in self-pity,” White told the New York Times. “I really believe that once that decision is made, you have to get behind your president.”

Mr. Eure, a commercial insurance broker and a longtime Republican, was happy for the change of heart by his husband.

From that point on, it seems the duo have no problem explaining away any perceived negatives of the president.

When it comes to the many ways Trump’s administration has attacked or pared back LGBTQ protections, Eure waves off the accusations saying, “I don’t like identity politics.”

This from the the man who is married to his husband only because of the progress made by liberal Democratic politicians and activists.

When someone brings up the many lies of Trump, despite actual facts and video tape to prove such falsehoods, Eure dismisses the issue as mere “embellishments.”

“Exaggerations,” White adds. “He’s the marketer in chief for the United States. So what?”

Their drinking of the Trump kool-aid has earned them the ire of former friends with whom the couple used to hob-nob among.

Even Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton says, “They ran to the other end of the spectrum and then walked off the ledge.”

“Our democracy has been set on fire by this president, and they want what, an invite to Mar-a-Lago?” Merrill added.

In fact, access seems to be very important to White and Eure.

The Times article recounts an episode earlier this year at Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bar in Midtown Manhattan where the two men couldn’t seem to get Chelsea Clinton’s attention across the room.

Incensed, White pulled out his phone and called Donald Trump Jr. According to White, Junior immediately offered to come right over.

Pleased with the answer, White explained, “Trump picks up on the first ring. If you want to get to Chelsea Clinton, you have to call through five people.”

Mr. Eure shares the story of the time he was traveling to Philadelphia to attend the former Secretary of State’s address at the Democratic National Convention.

As part of the story, he includes how the day’s inclement weather forced him to ‘borrow’ a friend’s helicopter. But upon arriving, they rushed to greet Clinton only to be blocked by a campaign official.

“This was about because we didn’t write a $25,000 check,” Eure explains of the late campaign timing.

But the Clinton campaign remembers the story differently.

“Some people give their time and resources to causes and candidates for the right reasons, some don’t,” said Merrill. “No better indication of which case this is than to watch a guy decide to embrace Trump and all he stands for because he couldn’t get his picture taken one night.”

It’s worth noting that the Times piece almost glosses over the fact that White, a former president of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in Manhattan, suddenly resigned from his position in 2008 and was forced to pay $1 million restitution after the state of New York had begun an investigation into whether he might have engaged in unlicensed commercial fund-raising.

Along the way, White and Eure show little concern for the damage Donald Trump has done and will continue to do to the LGBTQ community.

From removing all mention of LGBTQ people from the official White House website within hours of Trump taking office, to attempting to remove all transgender military service members, to the recent leaked memo that details plans to ‘redefine’ trans people out of existence, these two don’t care as long as they have their access.

Just to show how the couple flip-flops from power center to power center, here they are happy to pose with President Obama at the Broadway musical, Hamilton:

Longtime LGBTQ activist and journalist Michelangelo Signorile chimed in on Twitter about the couple:

(h/t New York Times)
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