Life advice

22 tweets that explain what a “white gay” is and how you can avoid being one

This week, Charles Geier, a gay Trump supporter from Houston, became Internet Enemy #1 when a video of him shouting racist and misogynistic remarks at a Latina woman and her toddler-aged daughter went viral:

Geier has since apologized for his behavior, saying that he “reacted in a poor manner” and insisting that he’s “not a racist.”

Related: Gay Trump supporter who chased down Latina woman with his car insists he’s “not a racist”

The video has gotten a lot of people talking about white privilege and the role some cisgender white gay men, also known as “white gays”, play in perpetuating racism.

Urban Dictionary defines a “White Gay” as:

The “Gay best friend” typically portrayed on sitcoms screaming “OH MY GOD GURL YAAAS“. An unbearable cis queen, everything they do or say has to be over-dramatic. A White Gay like a White Feminist, is not exclusively “White” or Homosexual, the only definitive traits are the endless spouting of Tumblr or urban slang and “controversial” propaganda/topics in hopes of getting attention. Most likely a twink, with no conscience of privilege or minority struggles (most likely sexist although they try to act like black women).

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But before you get too fired up about all the race talk, just remember:

Be the difference.