The Democratic National Convention is moving along, more or less, and now Breitbart has found a gay guy with a goofy hat to talk about why he’s reluctant to support Hillary. Check out the short video interview, which is surprisingly sensible considering who recorded it:
The headline on the video is a little dumb: “Gay Sanders Delegate from CA Explains Why He’s ‘Never Hillary’” but that’s not exactly what the guy says.
In the interview, he points out that even though we have gay marriage now, there are plenty of other issues left to address: “you could be fired from your job, you could lose your housing, you could be denied the right to go to various businesses for services.”
He also emphasizes that Bernie and his supporters aren’t giving up.
“I don’t believe he’s conceded — or at least conceded in terms of this progressive movement, which I will continue to move along with as well as others in this party.”
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Still, he never says that he won’t vote for Hillary, just that she hasn’t done as much as Bernie. And that’s an interesting observation — maybe he’s right, maybe Hillary hasn’t proven herself. All she’s done is declare that “gay rights are human rights” as Secretary of State.
Oh, and she also launched a Global Equality Fund to promote international LGBT equality.
Then there were the times she voted against banning gay marriage, voted for nondiscrimination protection in the workplace, voted against gay adoption bans, and implemented hate crime legislation.
Also, she passed the UN’s first ever LGBT human rights resolution. And made it easier for trans people to get passports. And was the first First Lady ever to march in a Pride parade.
But whatever. Bernie would probably have been a good president for LGBTQs as well. But he’s not running anymore, so oh well! At this point there are two ways the election can go. One on your choices has done stuff for gays, and the other hasn’t. Tough choice!
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Reject the oligarch who will just sell us out at the earliest convenience. Vote Green Party! They have had our backs since the 1980s, back when Hillary still thought we were sick and degenerate (then again, she probably still does secretly think that…). No how, no way will I ever consider voting for Her Royal Highness, especially now that it has been proven that she and the DNC stole the nomination!
Unfortunately it now boils down to deciding if you want Trump as the next president or not. At least Bernie understands this.
@ Paul Nadolski: No, no, no, no, no! A vote for any third party candidate will automatically be one less vote for Hillary and, by implication, one more vote for the Orange Orangutan. That has to be absolutely clear. The Green Party has no chance of winning. It is a spoiler. If you need an example, think back to 2000 and Florida and Ralph Nader. If he had not been in the race, Al Gore would have won the election. Instead we got eight years of George Bush the Younger and the Dumber. Votes do have consequences. I, too, voted for Bernie in the primary, but I’m an adult and realize that now is not the time to get into a snit and all sulky about it. The election of Donald Trump would be a catastrophe for America and the world, not least for its LGBTQ denizens. Grow up, dude!
I’ve had to re-write my comments three times to get them to post. I must be using forbidden words such as “no” and “Hillary” in the same sentence. She want’s to import a million “Allah Lovers” (that M word is always a problem) and in case nobody noticed, they hate us and want us dead. I’m going to leave it here for fear of hitting upon another censored word by accident. But, no the answer is no.
Green is the new blue, guys. #NeverHillary
People are stupid. Bernie people need to get a clue. I don’t like Clinton so much either but you need to look at the big picture. Voting for a third party candidate is a vote for Trump
Censorship is alive and well at Queerty.
So glad to see so many gay guys in Donald’s corner. He and Pense will be doing much for the LGBTQ community.
@robho3: And people who vote blue for the sake of voting blue are totally mindless. That isn’t democracy at all. Maybe all of Hillary’s cronies over at DNC should’ve selected a far less sloppy candidate for us, you know, one that could without a doubt beat Donald Trump. But nooooooo, stick us with the one who’s caught up in scandal after scandal and lie after lie and all because she has $$$$$$$$$. Some of us just refuse to help plutocracy win this election. #VoteYourConscience
And the only way to vote for Trump is to vote for Trump. Stop trying to guilt people into voting for the warmongering corporatist who’s supposedly been fighting for all of us all along…yet defended a man that raped a teenage girl, defended the blatantly r cist 1994 Crime Bill (in 2016), and only fairly recently stopped speaking against same-sex marriage. When you lay it all out, she’s actually got far more experience fighting AGAINST a lot of minority groups. The words and actions just don’t align.
@Paul Nadolski: Well said. I’m not voting for Hilary at all. Jill Stein 2016!
@Alistair Wiseman: You noticed it too? Six or seven people out of the thousands who read the article “might” be offended by what you have to say so your comment has to be censored. Welcome to todays gay press, Alistair. Isn’t it sickening?
And its not just the gay press that is doing it. A friend complained that when he comments on the Washington Post he is the only one who can “see” his comment. He asked me to check for his comment on an article that he commented on and it did not appear on my computer. He then pulled out his cellphone, took a picture of the comment and texted it to me. I saw his comment in the text picture but it was not online. The comment above and below his was visible but for some reason his was not. What does that tell you?
@Alistair Wiseman: Have you also noticed how next to impossible it has become to add a historical fact pertaining to the article you are commenting on? Never mind that it is relevant to the conversation/article. The word police decided in a flash it was not and boom, no comment allowed, regardless of how informative it would have been.
These kids have clearly become twittered out. That bird was a perfect symbol of what is inside their head and the mentality contained in their brains.
Yeah…you can definitely say never #notwithher. ByeFelica
The Democratic Party has continuously and monotonously preached about diversity, inclusiveness and tolerance.
Their version of these virtues only applies to skin color, genitalia, sexual orientation, etc. Their shallowness reveals their lack of true diversity – the diversity of thought.
They fear the diversity of thought and will resort to censorship to keep the plantation groupthink running smoothly.
We see it over and over with Queerty, Facebook, Twitter and the Democratic Media Complex.
@Alistair Wiseman: And your party has as its Presidential nominee a man who is calling for a foreign power, a known adversary, to spy on his opponent. Your party’s Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence, a man who not only loathes gay, bi and trans people and has actively worked to take away our rights, but also does not believe in evolution. I guess that’s “diversity of thought” for you. You keep painting the Democratic Party with your candy-colored fantasy palette. They’d still welcome you, no matter how full of anger and hate you always seem to be!
Hey Kangol, I’ll ask you again for the third time.
Please supply me with the “ugly”, “hateful” and “[email protected]” comments that you say Trump’s convention speech was full of.
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