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Gay TV Star Taylor Garrett Victim Of Anti-Republican Vandals. Again.

GarrettCoulterTaylor Garrett is a gay Republican, a star of the program A-List: Dallas, an on-screen luncheon companion of Ann Coulter, and apparently a magnet for really atrocious luck. Friday night, for the second time in as many months, he was the alleged victim of anti-Republican vandalism. This time, it turned violent.

Almost exactly one month ago, Garrett reported that a rock was thrown through one of his windows by vandals unknown, along with a note which read:

Who the f*** do you think you are? You are not A-list. More like Z-list. You are nothing but a nelly twink trying to get attention by calling yourself a republican. You are nothing but an embarassment to the gay community. Watch your back you pathetic mother f***ing twink.

The timbre of that message is not dissimilar to the one Garrett's Friday assailant allegedly carved into his car:

F*** Coulter

Garrett says he caught the latter vandal in mid-defacement, after which the vandal punched Garrett in the eye and knocked him to the glass-strewn ground.

After last month's rock-throwing incident, it was widely speculated (including here at Towleroad) that Garrett had staged the vandalism to boost publicity for his show. Garrett's pretty sore about it. According to The Daily Caller:

[Garrett] said he’s disgusted by those in the gay community and media who doubt him and accuse him of trying to gin up publicity for himself by going public with these stories.

Garrett said he decided to join the show because he wanted to show that there are gay “conservative, Republican, Christians” out there. But he said he has been “destroyed by the gay community” for his views and he’s doubtful he’ll return for another season after this.

“I would’ve thought people would have been a little more tolerant considering that our community advocates for tolerance, but it has been nothing but mean spirited attacks, especially after the Ann Coulter scene,” he said.

The point of having lunch with Coulter, he said, is to show people that “just because you don’t support gay marriage doesn’t make you a bigot, doesn’t mean you hate gay people, it just means you disagree on gay issues.”

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  1. Have any of you people watched "The A-List: Dallas"?

    Yes I know the prospect of doing so is truly painful. But it only takes a few minutes of screen time with Taylor to realize that if anyone attacked this douchenozzle it was most likely an ex-boyfriend he conned in one way or another.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Nov 13, 2011 12:31:39 PM


  2. A gay man is physically assaulted by some deranged, lunatic liberal, and you all think that he simultaneously made it up and deserved it just because he's a Republican.

    Some of you have NO principles, just pure, hyper-partisan hatred for anyone who does not fall in line with your group-think orthodoxy.

    Absolutely disgusting.

    Posted by: Max | Nov 13, 2011 12:35:21 PM


  3. He is a mess. A huge mess.

    Posted by: Reality | Nov 13, 2011 12:43:15 PM


  4. I don't support violence of any kind, regardless of political, religious or educational ignorance, but the twisted logic of his last comment just has to be parsed out:


    “just because you don’t support gay marriage doesn’t make you a bigot, doesn’t mean you hate gay people, it just means you disagree on gay issues.”

    Actually, if you don't support gay marriage, you have to ask yourself what the underlying reason is that you don't support marriage equality. The arguments put forth so far by the conservatives are ones of intolerance, believing that LGBT couples are inferior and flawed, that being gay is not "God's Plan" for the family, and that children are the sole reason for marriage (even though many LGBT families are comprised of children and a stable family structure). Any explanation given by the conservatives against marriage equality is steeped in negative stereotypes, bigotry, and downright discrimination. To suggest otherwise is illogical and a complete denial of the hate that is espoused by these groups.

    Mr. Garrett, while I strongly disagree with your flawed logic and the burying of your head in the sand of conservative dogma against your own best interests, if that's the choice you make, then be prepared for the political and personal attacks that you have brought to the public square for debate. You can't attack others and lie in the bed of those who are working directly against your equal rights under the Constitution, and then expect everyone to just lay down and accept your view without question.

    Posted by: Keith | Nov 13, 2011 12:43:28 PM


  5. @Max: Why are you leaping to the conclusion that it was a liberal doing the vandalism and violence? There were a lot of recriminations coming from the right when Coulter endorse GOProud by speaking at their events and joining their board. Are you assuming that the only people that don't like Coulter are liberals?

    Posted by: Duck | Nov 13, 2011 12:52:44 PM


  6. The fact that Garrett uses these alleged incidents to defame all GLBTQ people, and all Democrats, indicates that the entire mess is a con.

    Garrett, if you are feeding your ego here: the reason your claims are not credible is that you are using them to advance the hate-mongering propoganda of the Republican party, at a time when the Republicans are running some of the most irrational candidates they have ever considered.

    As for this homophobic claim of yours "But he said he has been “destroyed by the gay community” - no, bub, you are destroying yourself.

    Even if the alleged attacks were real, they reflect the actions of one or two people, not millions of GLBTQ people, yet you blame us all, and that tells me

    you've staged these in order to hurt GLBTQ people.

    Lastly, since Republicans have always responded to any hate crime, any attack, any crime against GLBTQ people with complete denial and incredulity, there is no reason for any GLBTQ person to believe a word you say.

    Posted by: Cassandra | Nov 13, 2011 1:09:45 PM


  7. Good question, Duck. I assume it's a liberal because of all the violence at the OWS protests (throwing things at police, raping each other, etc.), when there was no violence at any of the Tea Party rallies. Of course, technically, there is nothing liberal about many liberals.

    But it actually doesn't matter. The point is that gays are more or less cheering on an (alleged) attack against a gay man because he's a Republican. You're either against hate crimes or you're not.

    Posted by: Max | Nov 13, 2011 1:10:08 PM


  8. It's his views and stupidity that deserve to be attacked. But he and the pathetic parody of herself that Ann Coulter has become don't merit even that: they're silly little trolls.

    Posted by: Ernie | Nov 13, 2011 1:19:24 PM


  9. "Gay Reality Star Claims He Is Victim Of Second Ann Coulter-Related Attack"

    Simple...stop hanging out with Ann Coulter.

    Posted by: oliver | Nov 13, 2011 1:24:33 PM


  10. Andy--Thanks for moderating some of the more offensive comments. First, not all republicans hate gays, and not all democrats support us. How many times have liberal democrats courted our vote only to do nothing pro-gay once in office? It seems that many of your engaging in a rather specious dichotomy. Second, as much as I might find this guy annoying, you can't pretend that we're going to win anything without engaging conservatives. This country is split down the middle and this will continue for some time. As uncomfortable as this might make many of you, we are a very small minority. A lot of the success of civil rights movements depends on the ability to remove others' perception of our being "nothing like them." There are different ways to win support. Some embrace marches, demonstrations, parades, and occasionally vitriolic rhetoric. Others try to lead through relationships and example. I'm not saying that this kid represents the best way to take the latter approach, but you shouldn't skewer all "gay Republicans" or "gay Christians" just out of righteous indignation. It's counter-productive at best and splinters our already small community.

    Posted by: Stefan | Nov 13, 2011 1:40:06 PM


  11. "Gay Republican" is an oxymoron.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Nov 13, 2011 1:40:30 PM


  12. "This country is split down the middle and this will continue for some time."

    No it sin't. Support for same-sex mariage has grown well past the 50% polling level.

    Thjere is no "zero sum game" when it comes to Republicans and Democrats. The latter support us, but often shakily.

    The former hate us like poison -- save for their own gay relatives of course. Look at mary Cheney. What is she doing to support the LGBT community?

    Nothing.

    She is, however, putting her fullsupport behind those epublicans attacking us.

    It's not "With friends like these who needs enemies?" -- these people ARE our enemies.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Nov 13, 2011 1:52:29 PM


  13. ...ok.. so he's "disgusted" by perceptions of the Gay Left.

    is he disgusted by the continuation of historical anti-gay bigotry from his chosen Republican allies? it doesnt' seem so.

    "“just because you don’t support gay marriage doesn’t make you a bigot, doesn’t mean you hate gay people, it just means you disagree on gay issues.”"

    Actually, it's exactly what it means. And, YES< Topher, LOL....And Garrett just proved the rest of us right - he's one more wimpy white resentful homosexual whose parents are ashamed to have a gay son who doesn't understand that he's cut of his balls for mere tolerance. not love, not acceptance.

    Only those who are anti-gay are against LGBT Equality and indeed Gays being allowed to marry. He thinks he's accepted. He's not. He's tolerated on the condition that he distance himself, and denigrate, "the gay left".

    he's a loser, always will be, and will forever be a disappointment to his family, no matter how much vitriol he deflects onto "the Left"

    it's frustrating, because as much as i do feel an emotional response of anger toward his brand of cowardice.....i know it's cowardice, and insecurity manifesting, and i know why. his life is his prison. stockholm syndrome. he's incapable of authenticity. he's incapable of being himself. he has no one in his life who accepts him, unconditionally, as a gay man.

    this is why he and his fellow white moneyed homosexual right-wingers repeat the same lies to themselves; it's the only way they can trick themselves into believing that they're not surrounded by the real enemy.

    for that, he has my pity.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 13, 2011 1:57:16 PM


  14. At least the Log Cabin Republicans are socially moderate for the most part. In fact GOProud split from them because they weren't conservative enough. GOProud has not a single position that distinguish them from any other Republican nutbag. They are just gay teabaggers. There is no reason for them to exist

    Posted by: Steve | Nov 13, 2011 2:05:10 PM


  15. ...and I don't hate republicans. Just because I don't feel they are entitled to the same rights as, you know, normal people, doesn't mean that I hate them. I don't think republicans should be permitted to reproduce or to have any of the financial benefits of marriage including employee benefits but that doesn't mean that I hate them. Some of my best friends are republicans. (OK that last sentence is a lie.)

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Nov 13, 2011 2:07:30 PM


  16. If anyone thinks that the organized gay Left are violent, intolerant, hypocritical scum, they can get ample confirmation by looking at this thread.

    Posted by: Brian | Nov 13, 2011 2:14:32 PM


  17. If you gay republicans are doing such "great work" then how come it's produced no results, eh?

    seriously. you know what the biggest problem with you gay republicans is? You care more about getting PERSONAL APPROVAL from straight conservatives than you do about helping attain LGBT Equality for everyone.

    Fact.

    For real. You want the right-wing straights in you life to accept you, but instead you settle for mere "tolerance" which you obtain by neutering yourselves and throwing "Gay Leftists" under the bus. Like Chris Barron, how calls "the gay left" the "american taliban", then goes and gets married to his husband in a state that allows gay marriage due to the work of LIBERALS.

    Of course you cry "VICTIM!" nonstop and blame Gay Leftists - it's the only way you can get the attention off of yourselves for being gay, and onto "others"

    Your problems don't stem from being gay and conservative. they stem from being insecure little wimps about your gayness.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 13, 2011 2:18:12 PM


  18. @Max

    The violence at OWS has been started by the police or, in Oakland, by a fringe of opportunistic so-called "anarchists". The OWS people themselves have been quite well-behaved.

    Also, when you oppose a corporatist state (as opposed to licking its boots like the Tea Party), you are more likely to get a rough response from those in positions of power.

    Posted by: tranquilo | Nov 13, 2011 2:21:23 PM


  19. I'd love for you Gay Conservatives to post the links to your own webpages, blogs, or youtube channels where you show us all what a proactive positive impact you are making as Gay Conservatives.

    For real.

    I'm not making my comments from a place of Online Anonymity - I'm not sharing opinions from the confines of the Online Closet. So why are you?

    Post your links. To your own pages. Where you show all of us gay Liberals the fantastic work and examples you're living, each day, as visible and vocal Gay Republicans who promote LGBT Equality.

    Prove me wrong. Post your URLs to your pages. Got a blog? Got a youtube channel? Got a webpage?

    If not, why not? You're on here, posting angrily from a place of anonymity. Put your money where your mouth is. MY queer liberal ass is doing it, why won't you?

    I'm not kidding. I'd love to see the specific positive work that you gay republican commenters are making. So, post the URL to your pages.

    thanks. click my name to see mine :D

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 13, 2011 2:24:44 PM


  20. If you read the comments posted on the article at the daily caller, they're almost universally slams against 'liberals' which often include the LGBT community. None of the comments were affirmations of his dignity as a person, his right to live free of political persecution or for his right to express himself as a gay man. No one came to his defense. All the comments were hateful jabs at "liberals" and "gays". There's nothing wrong with being gay and conservative. We need allies in the conservative/Republican camp to achieve equal rights under the law.Garrett, as evident from the comments, is simply making it easier for the political right to demonize anything remotely friendly toward LGBT people as "liberal" and "Anti-American"- He's their 'gay friend' who really isn't their friend, that makes them feel better about not supporting marriage, or anything gay friendly. Garrett doesn't stand up for his own rights as a human being and citizen of the United States in his statements, he just does what the commentators did; he calls gays who believe in marriage "liberal" and "hateful" and "Intolerant" and paints all conservatives as being misunderstood. If he had his way and those he stands up for were all elected and had control over all our lives we would see all of our rights disappear. For proof see Minnesota, New Hampshire, Iowa, Michigan, or just watch a republican presidential debate..

    Posted by: Dana Chilton | Nov 13, 2011 2:49:39 PM


  21. On some level, I suppose we should pity anti-gay, self-loathing homosexuals like Taylor Garrett. However, I have nothing but contempt for Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, and the idiots at Logo who thought it would be a good idea to carry this trashfest of a show.

    Posted by: Patrick | Nov 13, 2011 2:50:51 PM


  22. wow look at all the slimy little rethug trolls we have on here! Oh my! Those evil liberals! With their wanting equal rights! Oh noes!

    Really. Brian, Max, you guys are just pathetic. Go suck up to the people who hate you some more you stupid kapos. See what good it does you when they pat you on the head and tell you sorry, you're just not equal to them. Go ahead and ignore the fact that the previous "incidents" with the broken window, etc., have A LOT of suspicious elements: the glass broken from the inside out? Really? If you think that's possible from a rock being thrown then you FAIL not only at politics but SCIENCE as well. But go ahead and continue your hateful trolling. You just expose how pathetic you are how much you're willing to compromise your own integrity to be "in" with the party who actually HATES you.

    Posted by: wtf | Nov 13, 2011 2:52:24 PM


  23. Max, if you read your Dante you'll find that the lowest circle of hell was reserved for traitors.

    Get it yet?

    Posted by: Danny | Nov 13, 2011 2:54:44 PM


  24. Cassandra, you're wrong: republicans don't ALWAYS respond to hate crimes against gays with denial or incredulity: they sometimes say it's our own fault.

    Posted by: Danny | Nov 13, 2011 2:59:45 PM


  25. I'd just love for even ONE of your Gay republican commenters to do what i do - post the URL to your own page. C'mon. Prove us gay lefty liberals wrong. SHOW US the positive proactive impact you are making as gay people, promoting LGBT Equality, within the GOP.

    prove me wrong. give us the links to your own webpages.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 13, 2011 3:01:52 PM


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