Skip to comments.Gay Americans are arming themselves to stay alive
Posted on 06/12/2018 2:46:12 PM PDT by Red Badger
I dont want to get beaten to death, stabbed and burnt alive, a slight woman with long blond hair and a checked shirt says. I want a gun to feel equal.
She is a member of one of the United States fastest-growing gun clubs, the jauntily named Pink Pistols.
Two years after the massacre at Orlandos Pulse nightclub, gay, lesbian and transgender Americans are nervous. According to the Human Rights Center (HRC), a US LGBTI advocacy group, 52 gay people were murdered in the US last year because of their sexuality, and 28 transgender people met the same fate.
In increasing numbers, they are fighting back by taking up arms.
Its brought them into lock step with pro-gun groups that havent, historically, been all that welcoming of gay people.
Australian journalist Patrick Abboud traveled to the US to meet some of the new gun-toting gay people, for a report to be broadcast on Australian news show The Feed on Tuesday.
It was a sobering experience, he told News.com.au.
There is one murder per week of a gay person purely because theyre gay, and thats really horrifying. The level of homophobia and transphobia in the USA is out of control and some people told me a gun is the difference between living and dying.
The Pink Pistols have been nicknamed the gay NRA, a reference to the controversial National Rifle Association that is a staunch proponent of pro-gun laws.
I would never have thought Id see the LGBTI community siding with incredibly conservative, right-wing, pro-gun advocates that have been publicly homophobic and transphobic that didnt make any sense, Abboud explained.
But after meeting some of the gun clubs members, Abboud said, there was a real fear that had only been stoked by the countrys rabid political landscape.
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Gee this will put them at odds with liberals won’t it ?
Better move out of CA.
Armed Queers, just what a conundrum that presents for the Left. It’s like a prune Danish with a Kaopecktate chaser!
They are all mentally unstable. I wonder how many will suicide?
Be sure to embrace Islam. That’ll keep you safe...
> pro-gun groups that havent, historically, been all that welcoming of gay people.
Why would anyone welcome someone who primarily defines themselves in terms of a dirty nasty disease-ridden degenerate habit?
The ass munchers dont need to be armed. Just go find a Christian bakery and oh wait,..
Yes, and based on the many FR articles posted that the MSM refuses to focus on, my guess is plenty.
That doesn’t include the murder-suicides that those unhealthy relationships produce either.
ROTFL. Yeah, okay. This is BS.
And they’re doing to a fabulous Bee Gee’s soundtrack.
Wait, what? More libs are waking up to reality? Oh maaaan, Dems are going to get obliterated in November.
They’re buying guns to “stay alive” and the Hoggy Muppests want to confiscate guns to “stay alive”. A tangled web. LOL.
The NY POst is notoriously anti 2A. Im not surprised by the tone of this BS article at all.
Gays are 10% of the population, right? We were told that for decades.
There were 17,250 murders in the US last year. 10% of that is 1,720.
1% of that is 172.5
The murder rate among gays is less than 1%.
She’s taking up guns against known wolf Obama voting jihadists?
It’s a God given natural right backed up by the Bill of Rights. It’s good that anyone who feels like they could be a victim (which is everyone) can and should arm themselves for self protection.
isnt this a classic case of wanting your cake and eating it as well?
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