Donald Trump has been doing his best to convince voters that he is the better choice for the LGBTQ community. It is a claim he has made often on the campaign trail, and during his speech at the Republican National Convention he promised to protect LGBTQ people, citing the mass shooting in Orlando at Pulse.
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The Washington Examiner asked New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker after the Democratic National Convention about polls suggesting Trump has seen an uptick in support from the LGBTQ community.
They do not cite any such polls, and instead link to one of their other articles, hyperbolically titled “Trump set to break GOP’s record in winning LGBTQ vote.”
That article simply quotes a prediction made by Log Cabin Republican President Gregory T. Angelo that Trump will win in November against Hillary Clinton. Further, he cites a high of 31 percent for the Republican gay vote, which Angelo says Trump may best.
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Our research did not turn up any such polls suggesting Trump is gaining ground with LGBTQ voters.
A poll released in early May, by Whitman Insight Strategies, found that 84 percent of likely LGBTQ voters backed Clinton, compared to 16 who would vote for Trump.
“What do you want to tell the gay community about Donald Trump?” the Washington Examiner asks, citing these supposed polls showing increased support.
“I mean, that’s terrifying. The reality is we have Donald Trump, who picked probably the most antigay vice presidential candidate we’ve had in a long time – than he could have picked, maybe that’s a better way of saying it,” Booker said. “Pence has led an effort to try to let there be legal discrimination against LGBTQ people. So, clearly we are the party of workers’ rights, civil rights, women’s rights, and definitely gay and lesbian, bisexual, transgender rights.”
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Watch Cory Booker’s speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention
Trump chose Pence and has said that the Heritage Foundation will be vetting justices for the Supreme Court. Mmmm, no.
We know from exit polling of the last three presidential elections, gays and lesbians have voted 23%-27% for the Republican candidate.
Considering the various factors of this years election (high negatives for both candidates, Trump’s acknowledgement of gays and lesbians in his convention speech, etc.), it will be interesting to see if these numbers get any movement.
The Democrats are of the Left. The Left empowers the bisexual double standard. It glamorizes and glorifies fake female bisexuality at the expense of genuine male bisexuality. Its double standard reminds me of porn’s bisexual double standard.
Thumbs down to the Democrats.
Hillary and Obama were bought out by Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates gave as much as $40 million to the Clinton Foundation. These countries have horrible human rights and it’s a crime to be lesbian/gay and bisexual where punishment is death.
Moreover, the level of Arab support for the Clinton Foundation, which occurred during the time Hillary Clinton was a U.S. senator, was seeking the Democratic nomination for president against Barack Obama, and was serving as secretary of state, fuels questions about the reasons for the donations. Were they solely to support the foundation’s causes, or were they designed to curry favor with the ex-president and with a potential future president?
Hillary is a domestic enemy.
Do you research.
Now I know where the squirrels are hiding the nuts.
@1EqualityUSA: Let’s see what the Log Cabinette Republonoughts say about Trump’s proposed plans for the court. They benefit from LGBTQ activism but always try to curry favor with the hom0phobes. So let’s see if they speak out, or if they skip along silently as they did with George W. Bush, who kicked them, the US and the globe in the nuts again and again.
. . . says the closeted senator from New Jersey.
All I can say is: Glass houses, Cory . . . glass houses.
Corey is kind of hot….I’d do him
I can only suggest that unfortunately, many gays still have a lot of self hatred, and will vote for someone who will work to take away their rights and marginalize them.
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It is cognitive dissonance to vote Republican if you’re gay, but he is closeted so…
@toronto: If it’s “self-hatred” for a gay bro to vote Republican, then it must be a flat-out death-wish for a straight white dude to vote Democrat, because all good liberals know that straight white dudes are our society’s downfall.
Liberal logic fails again.
He needs to come out the closet already!
@Mo Bro: What are you smoking?…I have not seen Democrats trying to supress the rights of White angry heterosexual men…that card has been played before and those White angry heterosexual men lost the game
Deal with it…get over it, you lost the same-sex marriage battle over a year ago, go and get some grief counseling
I’m still waiting for those “ugly”, “hateful” and “[email protected]” examples you spoke about from Trump’s convention speech. This is the fourth request and no examples. 🙁
An LGBT person voting for the Reptilian Party is the same as Jews for Hitler.
it’s really simple: there are some gay men whose learned-racism and insecurity about being disappointments to their GOP families requires them to be Republicans; that’s the only way those poor broken boys can be tolerated by the people they’re surrounded by.
can any of the gay trump supporters in here put themselves on video with their families, explaining how they’re working to make the GOP more LGBT-inclusive while supporting Trump, and the most anti-LGBT platform in GOP history?
no. for a very good reason. you’re all wimps, and your families don’t want to be publicly associated with you. no surprise why.
behind every gay republican is the family that wishes they’d not been “pro life” when he was conceived.
@Alistair Wiseman: “Considering the various factors of this years election (high negatives for both candidates, Trump’s acknowledgement of gays and lesbians in his convention speech, etc.), it will be interesting to see if these numbers get any movement.”
Given Trump’s choice of vice president, his approval of the hideously anti-lgbt platform, and his repeated promise to the rank and file of the right wing that he will roll back advances in lgbt rights it is unliukely we will see and increases in lgbt votes for trump. Most of us make decisions based on actual facts and on the reality of a situation. Few of us are swayed by the cynical pandering of Trump. He is well established as a narcissistic liar.
I suspect many like getting kicked in the nuts. One cannot be a Log Cabin member without a certain level of self-hatred or at the very least dislike for one’s homosexuality. Think back to high school…all those wimps, nerds and geeks who defined themselves as “contrarians” simply because it was the only way they could get any attention either positive or negative. That is who mostly fills the Log Cabin ranks. The rest are the privileged who put a narrow notion of self interest above any concept of shared culture or social fabric.
Yes there is a certain amount of crazies in the LGBTLMNOP community and our nation as a whole. I have faith that he sane people outnumber the cra cra’s……all these polls I’m just sick of hearing about. After watching both conventions how can anyone in their right mind vote republican. While I know Clinton has her issues and I was not completely on board with her- there really is no alternative. and voting for a third party candidate is like voting for the opposition and they have no chance of winning. I pray enough sane people will come out to vote in November. If they don’t the result will be very scary.
@dwes09: you’re forgetting the biggest part – the LCR need to toe the line, or else mommy and daddy don’t let them sit at the family table at Christmas.
they’re not loved or supported – they cut off their balls to earn conditional tolerance.
make no mistake Gay Republicans are the main reason the GOP remains to anti-LGBT; they’re just such cowards, they’r not worth respecting.
@AtticusBennett: ” you’re forgetting the biggest part – the LCR need to toe the line, or else mommy and daddy don’t let them sit at the family table at Christmas.”
That is way too simplistic for my world view. People do many things for many reasons. That a homophobic family would welcome an LGBT scion back into the fold for being republican seems far fetched. Probably true in some cases, not most and certainly not all. There is dysfunction in the lives most of Log Cabin folks (or a great clinging to imagined irrevocable, class based privilege), but it is not always the same dysfunction.
@Alistair Wiseman: Fourth request? Are you kidding? I asked you threads ago to list all the queer conservatives who’d been on the front lines of advancing LGBTQ rights and you couldn’t, or wouldn’t. And what about Trump’s promise to appoint another anti-gay SCOTUS judge like Scalia, and strip language forbidding right-wing evangelicals from discriminating against LGBTQ people? Are you for that too?
LMAO! Sticks and stones, hateful sissies. Why are you worried about what gay republicans or LCR does or doesn’t do. Buy yourselves a puzzle or crossword because all your name calling and hateful rhetoric just shows that you have your heads in the sand, but you sissies will be the first to go under Sharia law if Hillary let’s in 50,000 more that believe beheading and stoning gays ids just fine. Bye, Bye. Drink your juice boys.
Really? Are you kidding me with this?
You made an assertion in your post that you haven’t backed up.
You are wanting me to answer a question on a claim I never made.
They are not the same.
As far as Trump goes; I never said I am voting for Trump. I am a conservative, Trump is no conservative, so I don’t know who I will be voting for in November. I only know who I won’t be voting for.
Gay marriage has been determined, not by the American people, but by our unelected Supreme Court Justices. It is the law of the land. Conservatives have been trying to overturn Roe v. Wade since 1973. It hasn’t happened.
Enough with the histrionics. Take a deep breath, it’ll be okay.
@AtticusBennett: What about people who have liberal parents who are homophobic? I know people who are gay or lesbian who have parents who are liberal/progressive but homophobic and they are closeted to them and some actually went as far as marrying people of the opposite sex as they know their parents will never accept them.
Nope! I’m just secure in who I am and don’t need trendy Left wing politicians justifying my existence for me.
The confirmed bachelor.. hmmmmmm
@Alistair Wiseman: The next President will likely be appointing up to 4 Supreme Court justices. Things can go very bad for LGBT rights and abortion rights if the court becomes conservative for decades.
What would be a sufficient conflict to emerge that would prompt the Supreme Court to reverse their decision?
Even if Trump wanted to reverse the court, he just can’t do it. The Supreme Court doesn’t work that way.
James Esseks, director of the American Civil Liberties Union LGBT & HIV Project, said the “chances are virtually nil” of Trump overturning the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality.
@Alistair Wiseman: I didn’t say Trump could overturn the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality. I said that the next President will have the power to appoint justices that can overturn past decisions. So it is not virtually nil.
@Alistair Wiseman: also… What do you think is going to happen when the right continues trying to circumvent gay rights with new and creative laws? If any of those laws make it to the court, how do you think conservative justices will vote? We already know how they voted with marriage equality. As long as the Republicans keep trying to pass laws to undermine gay rights, a conservative controlled court would be disastrous. It is naive to think otherwise.
What do you think the court has been comprised of the last 45 years?
We have not had a liberal majority Supreme Court since 1971. Since then it has been a right-of-center Court, always having at least five justices appointed by a Republican president to the court.
I see Putin’s and the Russian mob’s anti-Hillary trolls have taken over Queerty. Sad.
@Alistair Wiseman: It doesn’t matter whether or not the chances of gay marriage being overturned are nil or not. The fact that Trump is still, in 2016, pledging to overturn the settled law of marriage equality is alarming and indication he is not a friend to gays or to progressives.
If a Presidential candidate pledged to bring back slavery, the chances of it actually happening are nil. That doesn’t make the pledge itself any less odious to blacks and to decent Americans.
It is precisely because this is settled law that makes Trump’s ongoing opposition to gay equality indefensible. It’s 2016 and the court has ruled. Trump and the Republican party need to stop promising to undermine gay rights. Whether or not they can actually achieve it is moot.
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