Administration Pride Messages Get No Respect

More signs of the times where Republicans can’t gain any points with LGBT progressives no matter what they do.

This is typical of LGBT progressives, including the attack on Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who isn’t an opponent of LGBT protections or marriage equality. Still, declare implacable opposition to the GOP then lambaste Republicans for not being more solicitous.

Flashback: The claim that Pence favored conversion therapy is fake news.

More.

24 Comments for “Administration Pride Messages Get No Respect”

  1. posted by TJ 3 on

    I am more than happy to give credit, where credit is due.

    1. I wasn’t aware that Ivanka was involved in substantive policy in the Trump Administration. She could be quite helpful.

    2. Currently, the Federal Equal Opportunity Commission doesn’t actually deal with much discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (or gender identity) . Had the statement came with a push for civil rights protections, I be excited.

    3. Trump expresses a desire to put judges on the Federal court who are like say, Justice Scalia. The justice who opposed just about every effort to apply Constitutional rights to gay citizens.

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  2. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    Gee. Political criticism sparks a whiny meltdown worthy of the coddled millennial snowflakes.

    Politics ain’t beanbag. Life is hard. Get over it.

    Having said that, I don’t agree with the criticism of Ivanka’s tweet. I think that the tweet adds a welcome personal touch to the Presidential “Pride Month” Proclamation issued by the White House.

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  3. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    A bit of good news: The State Department maintains the tradition of allowing US embassies and consulates to recognize pride month.

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  4. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    The DOD is also celebrating June as Pride Month.

    From the directive issued by Anthony Kurta, acting as Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness pending nomination/confirmation of a permanent Undersecretary:

    “The struggles, sacrifices and successes among the LGBT community continue to shape our history and remind us to uphold tolerance and justice for all. … Integrity and respect are fundamental qualities of our military and civilian culture. … As we celebrate the diversity of the total force, we honor all who have answered the call to serve, and their unwavering commitment to our shared mission. … During the month of June, let us celebrate the diversity of the DoD workforce and rededicate ourselves to equity, dignity and respect for all.”

    As a side note, I was mistaken about the President issuing a proclamation. He hasn’t, to date, apparently. Maybe it will come in due course.

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  5. posted by Jorge on

    And to think I actually believed the buzz around “Trump hasn’t done anything to recognize Pride Month!”

    Sickening. Is it any wonder most Republicans don’t want to bother with the LGBT community?

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    • posted by JohnInCA on

      “Is it any wonder most Republicans don’t want to bother with the LGBT community?”
      Not really. Like everyone else, their naked animus towards the LGBT community pre-dates political action on the part of the LGBT community. The difference between Republicans and other political groups is that while other groups have gotten friendlier over the years, Republicans never moved past animus.

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  6. posted by Jim Michaud on

    Guess what? June is LGBT Pride month. Presidential proclamation or no Presidential proclamation. We did just fine from 2001-2008 as far as celebrating Pride. I don’t hung up on acknowledgement from on high.

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    • posted by Tom Scharbach on

      The struggles, sacrifices and successes among the LGBT community continue to shape our history and remind us to uphold tolerance and justice for all. …

      To my mind, what we celebrate was encapsulated in the DOD directive: “The struggles, sacrifices and successes among the LGBT community continue to shape our history and remind us to uphold tolerance and justice for all.”

      Gays and lesbians — not politicians — have taken the fight for equality a long way, and the fight isn’t over yet by any means. What President Trump does or doesn’t have to say about any of it is irrelevant.

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    • posted by Jorge on

      In fact, I’m behind on my own proclamation.

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  7. posted by JohnInCA on

    … this “why won’t they cheer him on” post would have been a lot more persuassive if it was preceded by a post that actually cheering him on.

    As-is, it’s another in a long line of posts complaining about people complaining about Trump, but never actually celebrating Trump.

    If Team Red’s supporters can’t be bothered to actually cheer on Team Red, why should anyone else think there’s something there to cheer for?

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    • posted by Jorge on

      That’s a strawman argument. The post is alleging the administration’s pride messages get no “respect.”

      Marshaling a loyal cadre of right-leaning intellectuals to cheer President Trump on is a very tall order, and something I am loath to encourage. What there is no question about, however, is that those of us who are on the right respect him and what he is doing. President Trump and his moves have our full attention and engagement. Trump does things his own way; we still want it our way. That same respect extends from the gay right to his and his administration’s movements on LGBT issues.

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      • posted by JohnInCA on

        “What there is no question about, however, is that those of us who are on the right respect him and what he is doing.”
        Citation needed.

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        • posted by Jorge on

          Just watch the big name Republican senators like Lindsay Graham, Ted Cruz, John McCain, and Rand Paul. The House Speaker, too.

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          • posted by JohnInCA on

            You could have just *said* “I was being sarcastic”. Unless you’re being sincere, in which case you are sincerely deluded if you think those men respect Trump.

          • posted by Jorge on

            You could have just *said* “I was being sarcastic”. Unless you’re being sincere, in which case you are sincerely deluded if you think those men respect Trump

            Sarcasm is too strong a sting. It’s a “keep your enemies closer” thing. The left has decided to fire at will, rolling their eyes, calling for total resistance, fact-checking strawmen. The right has chosen to sharpen its knives and play along when it suits it.

            The left’s strategy is suicidal and self-defeating because not only is President Trump often right, he is right about the very things people are most concerned about. And when he’s neither wrong nor right, as in his personal silence on Pride month, they don’t look much better.

            In contrast, playing along with Trump suits the right quite often. President Trump has deployed military power, ended our agreement with a climate treaty, had Jeff Sessions tear up almost everything left-liberal Holder is doing, increased immigration enforcement, and appointed a young conservative Supreme Court Justice. Republican legislators have not let these things go unanswered. I named Rand Paul deliberately for several reasons that basically boil down to this: Sen. Paul does not embody the “Resist” movement at all. When a big movement happens that has anti-libertarian meanings, he zooms in front of the cameras. You don’t see him jumping up and down every time Trump sneezes. He keeps his distance from the fluff.

        • posted by Jorge on

          Sorry, Lindsey Graham.

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      • posted by Tom Scharbach on

        That same respect extends from the gay right to his and his administration’s movements on LGBT issues.

        Of that I have no doubt. Homocons have long supported efforts to keep the damper on gay/lesbian movement toward equal treatment under the law, and I don’t see that changing during the Trump years.

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  8. posted by TJ 3 on

    Some homocons think that they should get credit for finding out how to do as little as possible. They are like the kid who opts not to do 90% of the mathematics homework assignment, and when his parents confront him, he says “Well. I did 5% of the work, why bother with the rest?”

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    • posted by Tom Scharbach on

      Clearly the kid needs to study math a bit harder: 5% and 90% don’t add up to 100%.

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  9. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    Two more from the administration:

    Department of State press release:

    In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom.

    We also recognize that LGBTI persons continue to face the threat of violence and discrimination. Violence and discrimination targeting any vulnerable group undermines our collective security as well as American values. When all persons are protected on the basis of equality and with dignity, global stability is strengthened. We will continue to support the human rights of LGBTI persons together with like-minded governments, businesses, and civil society organizations globally.

    The United States remains committed to human rights and fundamental freedoms for all persons. Dignity and equality for all persons are among our founding constitutional principles, and these principles continue to drive U.S. diplomacy.

    Department of Labor press release:

    This June, we recognize Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Pride Month at the Department of Labor. The department honors the impactful contributions of all Americans, no matter their ethnic background, gender, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation.

    Pride at DOL, the Department’s Affinity Group for LGBTQ Employees and Allies, helps educate about issues of concern to those in the LGBTQ community and has partnered with the Diversity and Inclusion Branch of the Office of Employee Engagement to offer programming in support of this special emphasis month.

    LGBT Pride Month events can be found on LaborNet. There will be training on Understanding LGBTQ Diversity, guest speakers discussing issues and challenges that impact the LGBTQ community, films, and visibility tables throughout the month to provide resource information.

    Additionally, the Library of Congress, National Archives, and Smithsonian Learning Lab sites provide event information and resources in association with LGBTQ Pride Month.

    Both are good developments.

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  10. posted by John Lear on

    I come here occasionally looking for some relief from the liberals, who would have everyone believe that all of us gay men are “vogueing” and “camping” and worshipping one or another of our supposed female “icons”. But it doesn’t help. This website is ridiculous in a completely different way.

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    • posted by John Lear on

      Let’s get real. No Republican stays in office without the support of the evangelical Christians, who hate us, and even thicker than mud Donald Trump knows it. You’d better that he will continue to appoint federal judges in the mold of Alito, who fretted in Obergefell that gay people’s right to marry may cause anti-gay bigots to be seen as bigots.

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      • posted by Jorge on

        You look for relief from the idea that all gay men are the same,, and you are dissatisfied because you don’t see an endorsement of the idea that all Republicans so-and-so.

        I don’t think you really believe that not all gay men are alike.

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