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I’m a survivor.

I’ve waited a long time to work up the courage to write about this in detail but after the last few days and a chain of events that must lead to consequences for a handful of people, I’m ready to tell my story and it’s important that I do before I post something that I find utterly disturbing.

First of all let me preface by saying that I was not an abused child.  I had a good home in midwest America in a very liberal state and in a very liberal town.  The problem was that it was the 1970s and 80s when I was growing up and a lot of bad things were going on that did have an impact on my life but those things had yet to really have an impact on my life at the time this story takes place.  Simply said, I had a good family but had issues of my own and with my parents that made it quite easy for what happened…  To happen.

I remember him.  Big thick rimmed glasses, skinny, smelled of cigarettes, beer, in his 40s, with a typical left over from the 70s big cheesy mustache. Hell he looked like a skinny version of Burt Reynolds.  He was a predator.  I had no idea at the time what that was or what he was up to.

I was a latchkey kid.  I was also a very free spirit.  I also by this time had a clue that I liked boys.  I knew nothing about actual sex.  I was 13 years old at the time.  I was out running around, hanging out at the bowling alley or at the YMCA in the pool swimming, or out at the lake fishing, or running around town with friends.  I had a bike and kids being kidnapped wasn’t something I was even aware went on in my safe rural town.  But I digress…  Bob Cook was his name.  I’ll never forget the man.

I was always hanging out at the bowling alley because there was a pool hall upstairs and it was just down the street from my school.  So all of my friends would gather there to play pool or go bowling since we could do that really cheap as kids and especially on the weekdays.  Bob was always hanging out there. He bowled with one of the local leagues.  He also hung around the arcade room a lot when we were around.  He was friendly.  No one thought anything about the guy.  I think he might have even been married. I have no clue.

I was having difficult times at home.  My folks and I fought a lot.  I was staying out later and later and many times wouldn’t come home till after 1am.  I had a lot of personal issues that I couldn’t talk about.  I was a typical kid.  But I was a gay kid living in a world where as I had come to understand, I could be killed or badly hurt if people found out I was gay.  I was confused.  I was scared.  I was a typical sexually driven teenager that had come into his own a little earlier than some kids.  I was very aware but had no clue what to do or who to talk to or anything for that matter.  But I was looking for an outlet.  What I ended up with was a nightmare that nearly killed me because I lived my life in fear every single day after Bob had managed to find an avenue to manipulate me into coming with him, very late at night, drink beer, and then…  then..

He raped me.

I’m certainly not going to go into the details. As I’m writing this I can hardly believe what I’m saying.  I’ve never ever, ever told anyone beyond my parents about this.  I didn’t tell them till I was in my 20s, happily at the time, with my boyfriend in my own home that I bought after being out on my own for over 10 years by this time.  I had moved out on my own at age 16.  I had barely been home for the year before my 16th birthday because by that time I was running away all the time.  My life was upside down.  I had so many bad things happen over those few years.  A friend in jail for a murder he didn’t commit.  Other people I knew and considered friends that were like mentors to me growing up, on the run for growing pot.  Other friends of mine I lost contact with after their dad had literally murdered and butchered their mom.  No, this isn’t fiction, it really happened.

Yeah that was my small town 1970s middle America, safe town.  And I was the victim of a pedophile for 2 years.  One that manipulated me using drugs and alcohol.  One that used fear and guilt to keep me under control.  One that made sure that I never uttered a word to a soul because I could be beaten, killed, or worse.  These are the things he made sure I was painfully aware of..  For two years..

You know the worst part?  He wasn’t the only one that did this to me.  A few years later I was living on my own about 6 hours away from my hometown.  I was with my grandmother.  Helping her out.  I got a job.  It was my boss.  Jerry Luper.  Won’t forget that man either.  I was still a minor at the time by the way.  He’d pulled the give the kid some beer trick and get me drunk.. Then raped me too.

So let me say this clearly.  I hate.  I hate with every fiber of my being.  Pedophiles.  I was so mentally destroyed for so long.  I did so many drugs.  I was doing cocaine, meth, smoking crack, drinking…  I was a complete and total disaster for some time.  I did manage to pick myself up with some help from friends.  People that are now my family.  People that took me in.  People that forgave me for stupid things I did and still to this day love me enough to call me son, brother, grandson..  friend.

I hate who I once was.  I see what happened to me.  I almost became a victim of the LGBT community as well at one point.  A victim of their drug culture.  Their party scenes.  Their unprotected sex and drug parties.  I was lucky.  Unlike some that ended up paying the price with their very lives.

I know a lot about pedophiles.  I learned a lot about them to deal with what had happened to me.  I hated them.  I wanted revenge.  I wanted more than that.  I wanted justice.  But I wanted my kind of justice.  I wanted to expose them.  And I started asking questions.  A lot of questions.  And doing a lot of reading.  And listening to a lot of people.  I was an IRC operator, I ran my own network servers on various IRC networks.  I had youth support channels on several networks.  A website where people could look up local resources for queer and questioning youth.  Where PFLAG and The Trevor project could be easily found for kids that needed hope and help.

That’s also when I learned why it was wrong for private citizens to go after sexual predators online.  Because nothing I provided law enforcement could be used in court.  Because information over the internet can be easily fabricated and made to look authentic.  Because law enforcement have very specific rules on chain of evidence so they can prosecute predators they hunt online.

That’s also when I learned that citizens taking the law into their own hands can also lead to consequences for children.  Driving a predator further into hiding.  Forcing them to act on their impulses if they’re driven offline and into hiding.  Presenting a problem that frustrates their predatory desires.  Even motivating them to take the next steps and go after an actual child.

I survived.  I came out a stronger, wiser, and more motivated person on the other side of the hell I went through and to a degree put myself through because I never confronted problems as a kid and didn’t tell adults what was going on either.  But I was scared.  We knew about people being beaten and killed for being gay.  I at least had an excuse for some of my behavior because anyone that grew up when I did, knows very well what I’m saying is true.

The gay plague.  AIDS.  It was God’s wrath on us gay people.  There was no cure.  We’re all going to get it and die.  If we came out we risked being beaten up, losing our jobs, our lives.

My life was hard but it was my life and I got through it.  It gave me the courage to tell my story today.  It gave me the ability to share a bit about what life was like before you could live out in the open like so many gay people are able to enjoy today.  We’ve come a very long way.  It’s not perfect.  Yes some still dislike us.  But we don’t have to hide anymore.  We are accepted by so many people.  So many people that show so much love for so many of us regardless our political backgrounds.  Gay people are finding acceptance and love in society that they never enjoyed just 50 short years ago.

I survived.  I made it.  And no predator of any sort will ever threaten me or give me a reason to retreat.  I’ve seen too many of them get away with things that they should never be permitted to get away with.  Hollywood.  Politicians..  There must be justice for those of us who didn’t survive the attack on our innocence.  There must be consequences for those that create obstruction for law enforcement to capture and restrain online predators as well.

That said, I’ll have more on that very soon.  But I wanted all of you to know.  I post quite a bit about or on topics related to child predators on Twitter because for the first time in my life, under this president.  Sex trafficking and pedophiles are being attacked on a level I’ve never seen.  And that makes my suffering worthwhile to see this day when predators are on the run each and every day.  When people like Epstein are exposed and a massive number of people are now on the run and scared because of what may come out as a result of his arrest and that of any associated with him.

I am for the first time in my life finally at peace with all that I suffered because Donald Trump..  His administration.  Is cracking down on predators on a record level that needs to be talked about soon.

More soon..  Thanks for reading..

It was never a choice.

We’ve all heard people say that being gay is a lifestyle choice.  I know that some people sincerely believe this and I don’t fault them for their ignorance because they never walked in my shoes.  I, on the other hand, have walked in their shoes because I had to live and be someone else for a period in my life.  Being gay, openly, was not done in some places with any level of tolerance and you were best to keep your private life to yourself.

I’m not going to go into a bunch of details but I want to just relate some experience as casually as possible without offending people with too many details.  So that being said let me give you a bit of background.

Before I was a teenager I had already had little experiences as a kid does growing up.  It doesn’t happen to everyone but it does happen to quite a few kids growing up where sexual encounters, innocent as they are in most cases, do happen with younger kids.  Even before they’re teens.  It’s human nature.  We are all part of the animal kingdom and like it or not, some things are built in.  They’re instinct.

I don’t dwell upon the memories and as I’m writing this it’s literally been decades the last time I even thought about my childhood and the events that stand out relating to intimate encounters.  I just know that I had encounters with some boys and some girls like most kids have growing up.  Most of us can relate to these things.  We don’t like to talk about it but with as many stories and as many people as I’ve met and talked to over the decades since I’ve been online, one thing I am certain of is that I’m as normal as anyone else and gay or straight a great many of us share the same types of experiences to varying degrees.

I never made a choice to be gay.  I don’t know a single friend of mine that I can ever say has made a choice to be bisexual.  Not one that made a choice to be straight.  Not one person have I known my entire life that I’ve asked has ever offered an answer defining why they are who they are when it comes to their attractions.  We don’t make a choice about that.  Whatever combination of events or genetics or whatever it might be, not a single person can say they made a choice because we all just are who we are and like it or not we have to accept that at some point or struggle our whole lives being something and someone that we’re not.

When I was growing up violence towards gay people wasn’t uncommon.  We heard about kids in school that were supposedly gay and they were treated with contempt and outright hatred.  They were outcasts.  I knew one such boy and we were never really friends but we knew one another.  As a matter of fact he was the very first person I ever had intimate contact with and it ended up being something that happened once and then not again for nearly a decade when we encountered one another again.  But that experience with him made me understand who I was and it scared the crap out of me at the time.

Many younger people that might read this will never be able to truly relate to what I and those my age went through in many cases.  You get to live your lives out in the open with society relatively protective over your rights to be unharmed in schools and laws being passed that make it truly scary to commit crimes against you.

Most of you will never know what it means to be scared to be out because a deadly gay disease is killing your kind.  That God supposedly was sending a disease to wipe you off the face of the planet.  That’s what we were told and that is what some of us truly believed.  So if God didn’t curse us with a disease someone was liable to beat us and leave us to die in the streets or on a country road somewhere.

I struggled trying to be someone I wasn’t for a long time.  I had several girlfriends but unknown to them I had secret hookups with other guys as well.  I longed for it, it was where I was happy.  I knew who I was attracted to but I never defined that, it just was what it was and I had no reason to believe otherwise.  Still, I was scared and lived in a constant state of denial.  I lied to a girl I sincerely love, still to this day.  Her first daughter has my last name and we’re still after all these years the very best of friends.  But I lied to her and I nearly married her too.  But I wasn’t happy.  I wasn’t who I was meant to be.

So if you think I made a choice to be gay, I’d simply ask you..  Why did you choose to be straight?  Why did you choose to be bisexual?  You can’t sincerely tell me that you made that choice.  If you say you can I say you’re lying to yourself.

 

22 times Trump Supported gay rights!

This was provided for us to share via Twitter @GaysForTrumpUSA

Their official website:  https://gaysfortrump.org/

Sources at the bottom.

1. In the State of the Union Address on February 5, 2019, President Donald J. Trump announced his Administration’s goal to end the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years. Bold actions that benefited the LGBT community. The Administration and Congress have approved additional resources to begin this multiyear initiative focused on ending the HIV epidemic in America by 2030.

2. Trump, in his address to world leaders, said: “We stand in solidarity with LGBTQ people who live in countries that punish, jail or execute individuals based upon sexual orientation.” This came about after Iranian regime has put a gay man to death with the usual outrageous claims of prostitution, kidnapping, or even pedophilia. And it sadly won’t be the last time,” R. Grenell

3. Picking Richard Grinnell in 2017 as ambassador to Germany. Highest openly gay government official appointed by Trump.

4. Trump was the First republican president to congratulate and note gay pride month (3rd in history).

5. Kept the executive order which created federal workplace protections for LGBT people. The[White House stated, “President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of L.G.B.T.Q. rights, just as he was throughout the election,” the statement said. “The president is proud to have been the first ever G.O.P. nominee to mention the L.G.B.T.Q. community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression.”

6. 2019 Mary Rowland who is open lesbian as a judge on the US district court in northern Illinois. Making her the first openly LGBT Judicial nominee under the Trump presidency

7. Trump nominated Patrick Bumatay an openly gay man in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Who was denied by Democrats.

8. On February 10, 2020, the White House released President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 Federal Budget proposal. The FY2021 Budget includes $716 million for the second year of the multiyear ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) initiative to eliminate HIV in America. The FY2021 Budget proposal includes:

-$371 million for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce new HIV infections;

-$302 million for Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to deliver HIV care through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) and to supply testing, evaluation, prescription of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and associated medical costs through the Health Centers program;

-$27 million to the Indian Health Service (IHS) to tackle the epidemic in American Indian and Alaska Native communities; and

-$10 million for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for evaluation activities to identify effective interventions to treat and prevent HIV.

9. Trump wants to make pre-exposure prophylactics (PREP) free for those who are uninsured greatly helping his HIV reduction goals in the next ten years.

10. Brandon Straka openly gay man convert into a TRUMP loving gay American. He created the #walkaway campaign that hundreds of thousands have left the corrupt Democratic party and joined Trump in his pursuit to Make America Great Again.

11. Trump gave the order to neutralized Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani who was responsible for the GENOCIDE of over 1500 gay Iranians

12. In November of 2016 Trump is the first president in history to support gay marriage at the time before his election. This was during a 60 Minutes interview.

13. Openly gay Randy William Berry served as the first special envoy for human and LGBT rights. Nominated by Donald Trump as the US Ambassador of Nepal in May 2018

14. Openly gay Robert Gilchrist ambassador of Lithuania. Nominated by Trump

15. Eric George Nelson openly gay ambassador of Bosnia Nominated by Trump

16. Jeff Daigle of Cabo Verde openly gay ambassador. Nominated by Trump

17. Trump stated that he would have no problems voting for a GAY president Trump stated that he would support Pete Buttigieg as an openly gay President

18. Richard Grinnell now appointed by Trump as the director of the intelligence committee. The first openly gay Cabinet Member in history.

19. Trump administration eases ban on blood donations for LGBTs

20. The Trump administration is curbing intelligence sharing operations with allied countries that criminalize homosexuality, a move that would expand on the administration’s 2019 plan to push nearly 70 countries to end the practice of killing, arresting, or punishing homosexuality.

21. Trump gave Grenell the first openly gay cabinet member his chair which is not commonly done – why Trump said “you are the first openly gay secretary and it is a big deal!”

22. Republican Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, (appointed by Trump) pointed out that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 adopted broad language that prohibits private companies from discriminating against employees on the basis of “sex,” seen at the time as a historic step for women’s rights. Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh (appointed by Trump),in a dissent that argues that it was Congress’ role to “amend” Title VII to include LGBT employees under the protections, nonetheless noted the historic nature of the decision. “Millions of gay and lesbian Americans have worked hard for many decades to achieve equal treatment in fact and in law,” Kavanaugh wrote.
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1. https://hiv.gov/federal-response/ending-the-hiv-epidemic/overview
2. https://nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/trump-administration-launches-global-effort-end-criminalization-homosexuality-n973081
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Grenell
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_pride
5. https://nytimes.com/2017/01/30/us/politics/obama-trump-protections-lgbt-workers.html
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_M._Rowland
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_J._Bumatay
8. https://hiv.gov/federal-response/ending-the-hiv-epidemic/funding
9. https://statnews.com/2019/12/03/trump-administration-will-provide-hiv-prevention-drug-for-free-to-uninsured-in-new-program/
10. https://walkawaycampaign.com
11. https://unitedagainstnucleariran.com/persecution-of-lgbt-iranians
12. https://cbsnews.com/news/trump-promises-pro-life-justices-supreme-court-same-sex-marriage/
13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_W._Berry
14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_S._Gilchrist
15. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_George_Nelson
16. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Daigle
17. https://bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51506972
18. https://wsj.com/articles/trump-expected-to-name-richard-grenell-to-top-intelligence-post-11582157309
19. https://nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-trump-gay-men-blood-hesitation-20200402-lv4keor74ndbjd5qfwhff7ga3i-story.html
20. https://nytimes.com/2020/04/22/us/politics/intelligence-sharing-lgbt-laws.html
21. https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/500788-trump-gives-grenell-his-cabinet-chair-after-he-steps-down
22. https://rollcall.com/2020/06/15/15lgbt/

The pendulum swings.

For decades now I have watched as events have taken place that affect the LGBT community in both positive and negative ways and to say the least it’s disturbing to watch the way things will swing back and forth to such extremes.

Christians are the main target because of the same style of militant and overly aggressive behavior that the gay community often demonstrates can also be seen by those of so called faith.  Christians often attempt to assert that this nation is a Christian nation and therefore their ideals should be made into law all the while forgetting that we’re a Constitutional Republic that is not at all a Christian nation but rather a nation of common sense laws.

There are a number of quotes that establish the fact that our founding fathers looked at faith as a double edge sword.  No quote more powerful, I think, than that of George Washington.  He said “If I could conceive that the general government might ever be so administered as to render the liberty of conscience insecure, I beg you will be persuaded, that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.” in a letter to the United Baptist Chamber of Virginia, May 1789.

The United States Constitution establishes equality under the law for all.  Christians have long argued against equal rights for the gay community such as marriage but I would submit that if they argue about the definition they are in fact arguing for a separate outcome and rights which is not how our Constitution was written.

Christians also seem to be under the belief that marriage is a religious foundation rooted in procreation which is also a lie.  Long before Christianity came to be, families would marry individuals that in some cases one person was alive while the other was dead.  All to create stronger alliances between families.  It’s a historical fact, whether Christians like it or not.

So every time the gay community has a win, Christians strike back and find new ways to attack the gay community and every time Christians have a win, the gay community seems to escalate their fight and strike back as well.  It’s a never ending cycle and it’s been going on all my life.

I have no problem with people that have a religious faith.  I’m quite happy for them.  I myself believe that there is in fact a God but as I’ve educated myself over the years I am 100% certain that there isn’t a single religion on the face of this planet that is right. God is about something much greater than mortals can imagine.  There has to be something on a higher level at work to have created the vast universe we live in and I certainly am not arrogant enough to believe that this planet is the only place where there is intelligent life.

So how did something come of nothing and who or what predates all of us that had a hand in all of creation?  I don’t know but I do know that Christians, Muslims, Jews, and every other faith is 100% wrong.  They can cite their scriptures all they like but they cannot escape a simple truth of humanity.  People lie, have motives, seek power and control.  People are dishonest and corrupt.  History proves that clearly and no religious faith can say they don’t have blood on their hands and claim to be righteous because the murder of a single soul in the name of your faith taints everything and everyone involved for all time.

I’m happy for those who find comfort in their faith but their faith belongs in only two places.  In your home and in your places of worship.  Outside of that your faith has no place in government.  It has no place being pushed upon others.  It has no place in books of law to be imposed upon society.  Your faith is limited by the Constitution because let’s be clear.  Freedom of religion also means freedom from religion.  You have a right to believe what you like, I have a right to believe you’re full of it and believe something completely different.  Simple as that.

The gay community must stop pushing itself upon people.  There must be limits to what society has to endure from people of faith and the LGBT community alike.  I don’t want religious rule but I certainly don’t want a rule of law operated by a hateful and militant gay community that continues to attempt to impose itself upon those that have spiritual beliefs.

Oh and I’d be perfectly fine with the gay community leveling it’s attacks on religious folks if it weren’t for the fact that they only seem to go after Christians.  When the community goes after Muslims and others with equal aggression, then we can have a conversation.  Gay people looking for a fight with Christians needs to stop.  It’s absurd, abusive, and just plain childish.  Just take note how you’ve never seen a news story where gay couples are looking for a wedding cake from a Muslim operates bakery.  When that happens, let’s see how well that goes over.

The age of Trump and Conservative inclusion.

 
 

I’ve been asked in the past how could I support conservative ideas and be gay.  No matter how many ways you explain to some people they simply don’t grasp what possible reason could make you want to walk away from the Democrats because in their view it supports the idea that you are voting against your own interest.

Since before Donald Trump took office, and after he came out for the LGBT community, a whole new door opened for the gay community that in my lifetime had never happened. A person running for president openly embraced our community. I don’t think that Trump has a major understanding of the community on a personal level. I don’t even think he understands all of our issues. Hell, he just might for all I know. But in the age of Trump I finally have a voice that I never had for all the years I had sounded the alarm about problems with the Democrats and the fact they didn’t care about us as a community, even a little bit.

So let’s be frank.  On Twitter and Facebook I can’t use the term fag without being censored and even banned from the platform.  You can’t speak against so called ‘protected’ classes of people even if you happen to be one of those people calling out things you see wrong within your own community.

I’m 49 years old.  I’ve seen plenty in my life and I’ve had a lot of friends in the gay community over the years that were far older than myself.  The overwhelming majority of people that I’ve known in my life were liberals.  I had a friend that some people in the LGBT community might know very well in certain circles.  Professor Tom Chorlton.  He was a nice guy.  He was a good man.  He was a professor for the University of Columbia.  I spent many days and evenings in his company as well as was honored to meet and get to know friends of his which included people like Jim Bennett and Deacon Maccubbin, the owners of Lambda Rising Books, who were friends of Tom’s that I was lucky enough to be introduced and get to know over several years.

While Deacon and Jim no longer associate with me, I still consider them dear friends that taught me a great deal when I was just in my 20’s and struggling with my life and day to day.  They were outspoken and strong voices and I don’t deny that a great many things they have done for the gay community are worthy of high praise and respect but let me be clear, they are not role models nor people I want to be like as an adult.  I’ve seen and been around enough that I lost my respect for them on morality because of things that they directly did over the years I knew them.  I respect the work they had done, not the men themselves.

My views changed over the decades of my life.  I had watched something that caused a great deal of conflict in my life.  I looked on as a community that was screaming out for attention lashed out in every possible way.  I saw some of things we wanted come to pass but the behavior and self destructive madness of anything goes anytime turned the LGBT community into something I couldn’t reconcile with my values as a human being.

There are things you just have to stop, look at, and then do some real soul searching about if you’re going to grow up and become an adult at some point in your life.  Watching middle age and above men and women coming out and acting fools because suddenly they felt they had license to shove themselves upon society. In doing so they also became the most vocal role models in the LGBT community. The examples set were immoral on every level. It became a culture of hookups, unsafe sex, drugs, and so much worse. A culture where the Internet gave way to the very worst sorts of predatory behavior. Prostitution on a whole new level.

It was bad enough that during the years that AIDS was center stage in the LGBT community that you had young gay men going to ‘conversion parties’ and engaged in the heavy usage of meth, cocaine, heroine, ecstasy, and other hard substances.  This behavior was encouraged and much older men were preying upon much younger boys.  Money, drugs, and sex was a lethal combination that was taking the lives of young people in the gay community and spreading a disease in the most brutal and twisted of ways.

I was in my 20s going to parties that I had been invited to attend by men 30 to 40 years older than myself.  I saw things.  I was terrified.  I had no idea what the hell was going on.  I was young, I clearly didn’t understand the dangers of the world around me.  I was struggling as a young gay man in a world that didn’t accept gay people. It was the age of Matthew Shepard and Jeffrey Dahmer.

Liberals don’t want to talk about the destructive behavior in the gay community.  They don’t want to talk about the predatory behavior. They don’t want to speak of the pedophiles that have preyed upon young people in the LGBT community. It’s been going on for years.  I’ve been a victim of it, lived through it, and eventually when I grew up I understood what was truly wrong and how we were being used as a community for a political agenda while our actual issues were ignored.

Yes, I know about important issues that are part of the conservative movement today and I see the contrast between liberal politics and conservative values.  As a gay man I want to see a world where moral values in the gay community are as important as our rights.  I see protection of the Constitution and getting government out of our lives as a means to an end where we can find common ground with people that we disagree with on the right.  Such as Christians and others in the religious community.

I dislike the identify politics of the Democratic party.  I find it disturbing to say the least.  We’re all victim class voters that Democrats claim to care about yet they never truly fight for us. You can tell by the issues that they vote upon. They’re not interested in civil justice. They’re about enrichment of the ruling class while pandering to the voters on occasion with a bone thrown at us once in a while. When they give us something they make a huge deal of it with fanfare and little celebrations that are supposed to be big wins when they were nothing at all.

So I’m not allowed to speak out about what is wrong in the gay community on most social media platforms.  The only way I can put the truth out there is to use my voice on this website and continue to talk with people and assert my beliefs because I think they are morally and legally the right course to strengthen our country and the gay community.

It’s time for the LGBT community to stop being victims.  It’s time for us to shine a light on the amazing people all over the world that are part of the conservative movement and want more for the right and good of the entire gay community.  To be able to speak to issues and not everything be taken as an attack on a protected class.  Where everything we say has to be politically correct or else we’re punished for our speech.

In an age where Donald Trump is president, it takes strong voices that are willing to step up and say the unpopular things that people don’t want to hear but need to hear.  People in the gay community that have long remained silent or have gone along with something for fear of being persecuted by others have got to stand up and fight back.

The best solution to unpopular speech and ideas are more ideas and the ability to freely speak more.

I’ll always believe that. That’s why I am here, now. That’s why I’ve never given up over all the years I have been a conservative that people will eventually see that the LGBT community and the conservative movement are the most logical allies because we all want the thing. Our rights protected. Our rights and that of others, respected and protected. Equal observance under the law for all. Less government in our lives. A fiscally responsible government. A government not involved in the business of war. A government that puts American lives and interests first. A wall to keep as much bad out of our country for the sake of our people and a peaceful way of life.

This is what it means to be a LGBT voice in the age of Trump. A chance to finally be represented and understood without the labels and hatred that are associated with the socialist progressive movement in America today.

We are not victims. We’re patriots and proud to be Americans.