Last month, gay Trump supporters had their “Gays for Trump” float request denied by the Charlotte Pride Parade because of their open support for President Donald Trump.
Gays for Trump sent in a request for their float to be in this year’s Charlotte Pride Parade, which will take place in late August, but instead of experiencing that much-touted leftist “inclusion” and “tolerance,” the group was met with an email informing them of their rejection.
“Unfortunately, we are not able to approve your application,” reads the email.
When questioned, Charlotte Pride refused to back down from their decision to deny participation of gay Trump supporters and made their anti-Trump bias abundantly clear.
“Charlotte Pride reserves the right to decline participation at our events to groups or organizations which do not reflect the mission, vision and values of our organization, as is acknowledged in our parade rules and regulations by all groups at the time of their parade application,” reads a statement from the organization. “In the past, we have made similar decisions to decline participation from other organizations espousing anti-LGBTQ religious or public policy stances.”
The statement then ironically added, “Charlotte Pride envisions a world in which LGBTQ people are affirmed, respected and included in the full social and civic life of their local communities, free from fear of any discrimination, rejection, and prejudice.”
Minus the ones supporting President Trump, of course.
“It was going to be fun. We wanted to be energetic. We wanted to show that we weren’t the racist, bigot, misogynistic …” said Gays for Trump member Brian Talbert. “We wanted to show that we are Americans, love our country and our president. We wanted to be there to celebrate gay pride. Everything fell into place except being able to celebrate who I am.”
Talbert blasted Charlotte Pride for turning their backs on “tolerance” and “acceptance,” both of which they claim to maintain.
“For a group of people to claim to want tolerance, acceptance, and give it to every single person you can imagine to give it to, for them to sit back and judge me for exercising my right as an American to choose my leader without judgment is hypocritical,” he told Fox 5.
“I don’t judge them for how they vote. I believe men and women died to give us that right to choose our own leader. They don’t extend the same courtesy to me being a gay Republican,” he added.
According to Fox 5, Talbert has a “Not a Liberal” sign and a Trump/Pence bumper sticker on his truck.
“I’m very proud of my vote,” he said. “I don’t regret my vote. I will vote for Donald Trump again. I’m proud of my president. I don’t think I should be vilified because I’m proud of a U.S. president as an American.”
Gays for Trump released the following statement on the matter:
“I’m very proud of my country,” said Talbert, “proud of my president, and was once proud of my community.”
The proud Gays for Trump member said he plans on filing a discrimination lawsuit against Charlotte Pride.