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Thu Oct 27, 2016, 10:22 AM

Gays seeking safety in Trump? (Dallas Voice column)


If you’ve been paying attention this election season, you know that there are some outspoken people in the LGBT community that are backing Donald Trump for president. It’s not surprising, really; like every other group of people, , gay people have diverse views, and sometimes their deeply-held views are not based in sexual orientation/identity.

Based on news coverage, polling and social media data, the majority of the LGBT community finds Trump’s behavior abhorrent. But there are some gays out there who really do like Trump and what he stands for.

It may be easy to trivialize “Gays for Trump” as a segment of the voting populace that is (a) seriously confused, (b) suffering from internalized homophobia, (c) doing it for attention, and/or (d) going along with Mommy and Daddy. Through my own personal and non-scientific polling, I have found that there are, indeed, a lot of gay people supporting Trump for some or all of these reasons.

But I’ve also found another concern among pro-Trump individuals in the LGBT community, particularly among gay evangelical Christians: the influence of radical jihad-ism (aka radical Islamic terrorism), the potential implementation of Sharia Law in the United States and immigration from countries where terrorism is prevalent.

Among those I’ve talked to, there seems to be a belief that Donald Trump will better defend “the American way of life” than would Hillary Clinton. Specifically, there is a fear that Hillary Clinton will be weaker on terrorism and immigration than Trump ultimately leading to the breakdown of our Western ideology, which includes being more open-minded toward the LGBT community.

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Thu Oct 27, 2016, 03:50 PM

1. ugh

Never for this femme dyke

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