Michael Musto writes, What To Do When Your Friend’s a Gay Republican. Answer: drop them.
Similarly, if a real-life friend—someone who knows my plight, my accomplishments, and my oppressions—decides to trumpet in my face the alleged glories of the Republican party, I simply have to show them the hand and the door. Friendship over.
And he adds this bit of brilliance:
There are other icky issues within our own backyard, as longtime performer Penny Arcade astutely points out. Arcade is a bisexual fag hag, who finds that bi people are routinely ignored in the community. (She likens it to being a part Jew who’s Jewish enough for the Nazis, but not enough for the Jews). What’s more, she’s a self-admitted fag hag who’s been diminished for that too, and has lobbied to put an “F” for “fag hag” into LGBTQ.”
Yes, because they’re aren’t quite enough letters in the acronym already.
Here’s a nice counterpoint:
"When I came out as transgender, I lost two friends; when I came out as Republican, I lost 100 friends on Facebook." https://t.co/VmpMT8AHhN
— Carlos Lozada (@CarlosLozadaWP) July 28, 2017