Supporters hold up a gay pride flag for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on October 18, 2016 in Grand Junction Colorado. Trump is on his way to Las Vegas for the third and final presidential debate against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

MAGA Gays are Shocked they're Not Well-Liked in Queer Community


MAGA Gays are shocked - that SHOCKED - that they're jeered at Pride Parades.

But the bigger questions may be, are they clueless? Or simply cynically playing the media about being conservative and gay?

There might be a couple of good reasons for the jeering, which has long been a way of expressing one's displeasure with another point of view. For one, didn't Donald Trump put into place a Supreme Court while he was president that will likely overturn same sex-marriage in the next few years? Just wondering.

Nonetheless, Trump's NYC mouthpiece, the New York Post, is making these MAGA Gays victims. In a report published Saturday, a number of them spoke out at the illiberalism they see in the left-leaning queer mainstream. One even revealed how he didn't understand why his husband wanted him to move out of their apartment when Trump was elected in 2016.

Mark Dorman, a 64-year-old gay retired teacher from the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, recalled how his marriage was nearly ruined by politics.

"When Trump won, my husband was so upset he wanted me out of our apartment. The rage was unexplainable – I mean honest rage. I could not understand this emotion in him and why anyone would let a political vote destroy or nearly destroy a marriage," he said. The marriage survived ... "but we don't talk politics," Dorman said.

He also says he no longer visits a local queer bar, the Atlas Social Club, "since he spoke positively about the former president there last summer," according to the Post.

"I'm almost anti-gay," the frustrated Dorman told The Post. "It's an embarrassment to see this kind of behavior... I'd really invite them to go to Iran or Gaza. See what that does for you. See how fast they throw you in prison or kill you."

"It feels like the Soviet Union, Marxist environment now," he said. "With the gay community, they feel that Republicans on the far right have an anti-gay thing. Yes, they have a certain religious belief. They have a right to say they don't like that lifestyle."

Two fellow MAGA Gays, Anthony Tolve and John McGuigan, who are described as "brave" by the Post, walked in the New York City's Pride Parade June 30 with rainbow Trump flags, "earning them deathly cold stares and jeers from revelers, one who flipped them the bird, they said."

"There was definitely a lot of hate," said Tolve, 45. "A lot of rich white women with children who feel inclined to come up to you and face off with you."

"I was at the beach the other day and I was booed off the beach, a guy started kicking sand on me. This was at Riis Park," Tolve added.

Of course, the report had to end with a condemnation of the "Progress Flag," which reconfigured the Pride flag by adding new geometric shapes and colors representing a wider queer coalition. The flag was created in 2018 by artist Daniel Quasar and is getting wider recognition each June during Pride season.

"It's an aesthetic and design monstrosity that no gay man should approve of. It's a disgrace to our sexual orientation," said Andrew Sullivan, a longtime gay cultural critic who now runs a popular substack said of the new banner, adds the Post. What they leave out is that Sullivan is a strident anti-Trumper. In an interview with the website Unherd, he compared Trump to Mussolini and called him "very dangerous to a constitutional republic, which is that he really doesn't believe that law applies to him."

Sullivan continued: "The entire constitution of the United States is based upon the rule of law. The rule of law has to be applied and be seen to be applied, as far as possible, equally. He has openly stated that the President should be above and outside the law. If he is convicted of crimes, some of which are quite serious with respect to his political position, he doesn't care. He will seek to be re-elected to overturn the rule of law with respect to himself. In other words, we will have an election in which he will say: it's me, or it's the rule of law."

And while Sullivan is sympathetic to Trump on some policy issues, he isn't committing to him as a candidate. The reason? "what's not to like about Trump if re-elected: "The end of the rule of law and the end of the American Constitution, which are far, far more important...

"All sorts of governments get things wrong. But the constitutional process allows us to change government to sustain a pluralistic democracy, to have a system where everyone respects the rule of law. Those things are what ultimately matter in a society."

What would Dorman, Tolve and McGuigan say to that?

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