Donald Trump is Clueless…About the LGBTI Community

Since the Orlando massacre, the Donald’s statements are breathtaking, and not in a good way. Trump claims he is the better ally for our community.  Really!  Did I hear that correctly? Have I suddenly been transported to a parallel planet?

First, who does Donald think makes up the LGBTI community?  Does he not know we are Muslims and Mexicans, Chinese, Korean, Italian, Jewish, Irish and all shades of black, brown, red, white and yellow?  Does the Donald believe that we-a vulnerable minority -shall be lulled into acquiescence by cheap compliments or crocodile tears.  Does he not know, we shall not sign onto his campaign; a campaign riddled with invective, punctuated by assaults upon the human dignity of Muslim, Mexican, immigrants and women.

It is clear that Donald is clueless about oppression, especially oppression against the LGBTI community.  We are cautious when it comes to Republicans.  Very circumspect, indeed.  We remember Reagan and his silence as AIDS killed thousands.  We remember the hate speech of candidates whose last names are Santorum, Huckabee, Cruz.  We have taken note of hate legislation rammed through the legislatures of Texas, North Carolina, Indiana, and Kansas by Republicans.  Such speech and legislation direct attacks upon our dignity.  

So Donald, when you align with a political party that characterizes our marriages as the source for the demise of Western Civilisation or stigmatizes our families by labeling them as fertile ground for pedophilia, you do not deserve either approbation or support. 

You have mastered well the Republican ideology.

Thus, our message to you is:

You will not exploit the pain of June 12, 2016.  You will not appropriate our deaths or our names for political expediency or gain
Not now-Not ever.

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