Guy Benson on Being a Gay Conservative

Guy Benson says:

I’m really proud of this video & was so pleased to be invited to contribute to the ‘Prager U’ juggernaut. In this short monologue, I discuss being a right-leaning member of the LGBT community, reject the narrow-minded & limiting tyranny of identity politics, and celebrate genuine progress. Please take less than five minutes to watch it and consider my points. You don’t have to agree with everything — and that’s okay! Thanks…

4 Comments for “Guy Benson on Being a Gay Conservative”

  1. posted by Jorge on

    Huh? Isn’t he dead already?

    (That’s Lloyd Benson.)

    *Sigh.*

    Maybe people could just reject labels and just be people?

    The paradox is that by the very act of saying “I am conservative; gay is only one small part of who I am”, you are labeling yourself out of defiance, and thus acting out of self-hatred.

    “Exit polling shows that in the last four general elections, between 14 and 29 percent of LGBT voters pulled the lever for the GOP.”

    1) *Facepalm.* Used to be a floor of 23 percent until Trump held a rainbow flag upside down.

    2) And the last time I checked, 2016 was the first election they exit polled LGBT voters. Before it was gay, lesbian, and bisexual voters.

    Anyway, the transcript of the video would make a great essay. But in spoken form, it doesn’t come across as persuasive. It’s talking at the audience.

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  2. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    The paradox is that by the very act of saying “I am conservative; gay is only one small part of who I am”, you are labeling yourself out of defiance, and thus acting out of self-hatred.

    Exactly.

    And, Benson’s claim that he “reject[s] the narrow-minded & limiting tyranny of identity politics” is rich, coming from a Trump/Moore supporter. Apparently, white identity politics isn’t indemnity politics in Benson’s “gay is only a small part of who I am” worldview. What does Benson think “taking our country back” is all about, anyway?

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    • posted by Matthew on

      Gay white Americans have more right to this country than homophobic heterosexuals of any race.

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  3. posted by Matthew on

    Gay leftists sound just like homophobic religious fundamentalists when they attack him.

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