The Advocate reports:
“Following an online outcry and protest threats, New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center canceled an event — billed as the #WalkAway LGBT Town Hall — that was to feature controversial queer conservatives and encourage LGBTQ people to “walk away” from the Democratic Party.”
The Center issued this Orwellian statement:
“We strongly oppose censorship and fully stand by our commitment to free speech, but as our space use policy states, we reserve the right to cancel any event that promotes discriminatory speech or bigotry; negatively impacts other groups or individuals that use The Center; or conflicts with, or interferes with, Center-sponsored or produced programming. It has become clear that this event would violate all of these important policies.”
So, the Center won’t allow a conservative LGBTQ group to use its space because they oppose the agenda of LGBTQ Democratic groups. But those groups routinely rip into LGBTQ Rebpuplicans and conservatives, and that’s just fine.
As instapundit Glenn Reynolds likes to say, if it weren’t for their double standards, progressives would have no standards at all.
More. Over the years, the Center has received considerable funding from both New York City and State taxpayers.
I was once a regular donor at the @LGBTCenterNYC.
I was even a founding member of their Young Leaders Council — at their invitation!
They used to be far more “tolerant” of various political views within the LGBT movement; now it seems they’re beholden to the bullies.
— Gregory T. Angelo (@gregorytangelo) March 22, 2019