Wednesday, January 08, 2020

'Trump's Legion of Homophobia takes 'class photo'' & other Thur midday news briefs

Donald Trump's 'Legion of Homophobia.' How many bigots do you recognize?

[Hypocritical Anti-LGBTQ Opportunists] For Trump - A huge who's who of homophobia.

GLAAD Media Awards: 'Booksmart,' 'Bombshell,' 'Rocketman' Among Nominees - Congratulations to all of my friends on their GLAAD Media Award nominations. As far as I'm concerned, you should all win.

LGBTQ heroes don’t need to be perfect (or even perfectly respectable) - Amen. 

Gay Trump supporter trying to gaslight the LGBTQ community into supporting our own destruction - I like my post from last night so much that I am encouraging more folks to read (and share) it.

Commentary: LGBTQ characters on TV used to keep family at arm’s length. Not anymore - It's about time, too.

Gay Trump supporter trying to gaslight the LGBTQ community into supporting our own destruction

A gay Trump supporter claims that Trump is working for supposed 'true equality.'

I've already had one negative run-in with gay conservative writer Chad Felix Greene after he falsely labeled my blog as "anti-Christian" and I am simply itching for another opportunity.

Lo and behold, the opportunity comes knocking after an inane piece he recently posted in the right-wing propaganda sheet The Federalist.  Greene's piece, No, White House Website Updates Don’t Mean Trump Is Trying To ‘Erase’ LGBT People, is a full-throttled defense of Trump's record when it comes to the LGBTQ community. It's not what he says that's the issue. It's what he omits. Here are some snippets:

Unfortunately, LGBT advocacy seems fixated on public validation over quiet integration and insists on a segregated platform in which to display leftist social and legal achievements. President Trump failing to openly acknowledge LGBT politics supposedly signaled the beginning of hostility now that he was in power, despite no evidence to support such an assertion. 
Trump has appointed five openly LGBT ambassadors and U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Patrick Bumatay. Vice President Mike Pence met with the openly gay Irish prime minister and his partner and publicly praised openly gay Olympic athletes amid controversy over his perceived anti-LGBT views. Trump honored hero police officer and openly gay Crystal Griner with the Medal of Honor after her bravery in saving Rep. Steve Scalise and other Republican members of Congress during an attempted assassination. 
. . .If Trump were truly struggling to contain his hatred for gay and trans people, you could imagine he would have acted out in actual hostility toward them by now. LGBT media and advocacy certainly have given him plenty of reason to do so. 
One major distinction between President Barack Obama and Trump is that the latter does not seem to need the highly segmented approval of hundreds of grievance groups in order to feel he is doing a good job. For the right, this represents a more equal-opportunity leader who focuses on issues and not virtue signaling. For the left, it seems to indicate deep and intentional disregard for the well-being of groups they believe deserve special acknowledgement. 
As a gay person, I prefer the right’s view on this. If what Trump’s administration is doing is “erasing” LGBT people, then being erased must be the same thing as equality and assimilation — and that looks like progress to me.

Greene is extremely clueless and the only thing holding this piece together is how he dresses up his obliviousness as intelligence. He implies that Trump is doing more than "virtue signaling" to the LGBTQ community, but then provides examples which add up to nothing but tokenism.