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:
People think white gay men are automatically liberal because of the hate they experience for being gay. This is another reminder that white gay men are white men first, before anything then gay men. https://t.co/BdV0KNnDdX
— s????ds ?s??? (@Am90four) October 27, 2018
Geier has since apologized for his behavior, saying that he “reacted in a poor manner” and insisting that 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).
Now, here are 22 tweets that help illustrate the point further…
— ? (@ShayneOfficial) August 21, 2018
The general public gets all of their trends (ie. "wig", *tongue pop*, "yaaaaaas") from white gays, who get it from black women, who more times than none get it from Black/Latino gays.
— #BeatButWoke (@NeonMUA) October 17, 2018
White gays be like “No fats! No fems! No Asians!” and I’m literally all of the above and I’m awesome and cute as hell. Meanwhile, they’re 25 years old with hair that looks like this: pic.twitter.com/VoizYz0A4J
— Denny Le (@dennycle) October 24, 2018
Gay culture is finally thinking you look cute just to get ignored by every cute gay because you’re not a white masc jock.
— Davis Hughes ?? (@DavyChan25) October 23, 2018
this is why white gays are the worst pic.twitter.com/SWvD29vWfR
— maria thot? (@MariaAlejAlva) October 21, 2018
being a white cis gay, the bare minimum minority, flaunting my minority status on applications pic.twitter.com/5uqebCyNxJ
— zach (@zach_hehe) October 26, 2018
me when white gays say they don’t have internalized racism but will only date white boys pic.twitter.com/48VFfAavQG
— brett (@tt3rb) October 3, 2018
white people forgiving white gays for saying the n word pic.twitter.com/DcypM6tvyB
— ? period ? (@shhhammie) October 31, 2018
are white muscle gays on instagram only allowed to have friends that like exactly like them? was that part of the blood pact they made for insta fame?
— ivan (@Ivanibr) October 8, 2018
White gays fetishizing my ethnicity like pic.twitter.com/WkA3c1x5Ha
— Adnan Al Mouselli (@gofornano) October 30, 2018
white gays usually don’t follow me back…hmm ?
— jonathan ivan (@jonathanivan) October 12, 2018
BREAKING: hot white gays being racist pic.twitter.com/F2gjoqSqfK
— Chris (@CCassingham) October 30, 2018
it’s always the ugly white gays that’s saying racist shit.. like maybe if you had a top lip, stupid shit like that wouldn’t be able to slip out between your salami slices you call lips
— SNAKE CHARMER (@umcornell) October 22, 2018
this is all the white gays at my school when I tell them to stop saying the n word pic.twitter.com/oMyFADocdf
— ???????? ??? ????? ???? ? (@satanschuu) October 21, 2018
“Whenever a white gay man calls another white gay man ‘sis’, I’m like…that’s not it.” – @nicolebyer
AND THATS THAT ON THAT pic.twitter.com/BLX4gDhoIe
— Tracee Ellis Ross Jr (@virghoe_) October 4, 2018
attention white gays: do not do this. thank you. good day pic.twitter.com/EeCtsW6ufh
— ?sanTHOT? (@SanjotDelRai) October 15, 2018
stan twitter trying to get white gays to stop supporting problematic people pic.twitter.com/uOk0htssUV
— rebecca (@bIindeye) October 30, 2018
Every time I meet a gay white person on this campus they say something racist. Every. Fucking. Time. #gay #gayracist #gayatlanta #gayemory #why #imtired #gaybigots #blackandgay #gaygeorgia #americansouth #twilightzone #theythinkitsnormal
— Brian Holloway (@SonofAtreides88) April 28, 2018
Why do some white gays think that telling me how subservient you are to black men is a turn on? Get a grip Justin pic.twitter.com/xHkMM6MB6m
— Fashion Papi (@Thynative) October 26, 2018
Racist white gay starter pack pic.twitter.com/jUDKJAN3mi
— sad romance (@omgitsobi) October 14, 2018
White twitter gays after they get exposed for being racist pic.twitter.com/D1MCUMQArl
— Did you get your GED in Jail? (@TheGc37) October 10, 2018
white gays thinking that their lgbt card excuses racism :// pls never speak again
— steve rogers is a fat slut (@howliesbucky) September 29, 2018
But before you get too fired up about all the race talk, just remember:
there is a difference between being white and gay and a white gay
— ???????? ?? ???????? (@guccislidez) October 6, 2018
Be the difference.