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In the wake of the Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub a week ago, the LGBT community is rejecting Hillary Clinton’s gun-grabbing policy, turning out in droves in support of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee — Donald Trump.
And in turning their backs on Clinton, they’re also rejecting President Barack Obama’s anti-gun narrative after the slaughter, and supporting Donald Trump’s message that we must combat radical Islam to prevent future such attacks.
“I knew I had to fully support Trump because he called out the threat for what it was — radical Islamic terrorism,” Stephen Zieman, 23, a gay Trump supporter told FoxNews.com. “He stood up for the LGBT community and called himself a friend. It’s something we all needed and he was there — Hillary was not. She was making excuses for the religion and calling for gun control, which is not what I needed to hear.”
Nestor Moto Jr., another gay Trump supporter tweeted:
I am a proud supporter of Trump. Wherever you are, don’t be afraid to support him. We stand with you! #GaysforTrump pic.twitter.com/SaM8T7Z1CP
— Nestor Moto Jr (@nestormotojr) June 14, 2016
Activist Randy Ross has a special reason for being a Trump supporter — he hails from the city where last week’s bloodbath took place, and she’s been flooded with messages from others — primarily gay men — who have also pledged their support..
“In the last three days, I would say there were no less than 50 requests to be added to our volunteer listing, but moreover, it’s been a gradual progression over the last few months,” he said.
“I’m an openly gay man. That in and of itself, as a Republican, to openly gay is not necessarily easy for a lot of people to understand. I’m not a one-voter issue. I’ve never been scared, not once, to be a gay man that’s openly supporting Donald Trump, but I could tell that was one of their fears,” he told Fox News.
“[Trump] has never come out and attacked the LGBT community,” he continued. “If you want your freedom to come together and to be protected, if you want all those things, he’s the right person to do that because I don’t believe that’s what we’re seeing on the Hillary Clinton side.”
Still, there are other gay men who wish to announce their support for Trump while remaining anonymous. One such person wrote a piece for PJ Media following the massacre titled, “I’m a Gay Activist, and After Orlando, I Have Switched My Vote to Trump.”
In it, he said that the enemy isn’t fundamentalist Christianity but rather fundamentalist Islam.
Although he called Trump an “a**hole,” he observed that Trump has never said anything homophobic during his campaign, and that while liberals don’t either, “in the progressive hierarchy of identity groups, Muslims are above gays.”
And we all know Trump’s stance on radical Islam.
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