The second night of the Republican National Convention saw a “Gays for Trump” rally that showcased a series of militant, xenophobic, anti-Islamic speakers who argued that the Republican party is the real friend of the LGBT community.
The event took place in a ballroom lined with images of scantily clad white twinks in “Make America Great Again” hats.
The title of the event was “WAKE UP” and billed as “The most fab party at the RNC.”
The event’s headliners were notorious homocon and Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos and anti-Islam ‘activist’ Pam Geller.
Yiannopoulos appeared at the event after having just been permanently banned from Twitter for harassing SNL and Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones with racist tweets.
When Yiannopoulos took the podium, he appeared wearing a bullet-proof vest which he quickly removed. He went on to rail against Islam and at one point declared, “Growing up gay wasn’t that f**king bad.”
Wearing a white tank top with the image of a gun in rainbow colors and the words “We Shoot Back,” Yiannopoulos said the time has come for the LGBT community to separate itself from the progressive movement to take on Islamic extremism.
In the aftermath of a shooting in Orlando at a gay nightclub by a follower of Islamic extremism, Yiannopoulos said while the left once supported gay people, that’s “no longer the case.”
“Growing up gay wasn’t that f[**]king bad, let’s be honest,” Yiannopoulos said. “But I still don’t see the reason why the left-wing press mollycoddles and panders to an ideology that wants me dead.”
Yiannopoulos announced at the event he would travel to Sweden next week to lead a Pride parade in what he called a “Muslim ghetto” in Stockholm. Yiannopoulos said he draws no distinction between Islam as a whole and Islamic extremism, although he acknowledged some in the audience may disagree with him.
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Yiannopoulos also said Trump is “the most pro-gay candidate in American electoral history.”
Denouncing the Democratic Party, Yiannopoulos added,
“You have done nothing for gays. While you were busy hectoring and bullying and nannying us about transgender pronouns, you completely forgot that politicians in this country, Democrat[ic] politicians who are welcoming in a religion that wants us dead. They were welcoming in movements and belief systems that are completely incompatible with the Western way of life, with modern, Western, capitalist, liberal democracies, the only systems under which gay people are happy and successful and have rights.”
When noted Islamophobe Pamela Geller (who created the infamous “Draw Mohammed” contest in Texas last year) took the mic, she decided to start with a joke. Said Geller: “A jihadi walks into a gay bar, and the bartender says, ‘What’ll you have?’ The jihadi says, ‘Shots for everyone!'”
Geller blasted the Democrats as well, saying the party takes advantage of the LGBT community. Via Rolling Stone:
“The Democrats pay lip service, OK? And give out transgender bathrooms,” Geller says. “That is not gay rights in the 21st century. Gay rights in the 21st century is [about] the persecution, oppression, execution of gays living in Muslim countries under the sharia. That is gay rights.”
— Chris Johnson (@chrisjohnson82) July 20, 2016
Also present at the event was leader of the Dutch Freedom Party Geert Wilders, who also spewedIslamophobic remarks
“It’s really so good to be back again in America all week at the convention of what you call the Grand Old Party,” Wilders, who is visiting the convention this week as a guest of the Tennessee Republican Party, told the crowd. Like the other speakers, Wilders spoke behind a lectern sporting a Trump-Pence sign and in front of a wall covered in photographs of half-naked young men wearing Make America Great Again hats taken by “Twinks for Trump” auteur Lucian Wintrich. “I’m not American but don’t blame me if I say I hope that Donald J. Trump will win the election.” Wilders was accompanied by several bodyguards who escorted him out immediately after he finished speaking, and organizers said Wilders was part of the reason security at the venue itself was so tight (attendees were wanded before going in).
Wilders, whose anti-Islam Freedom Party has enjoyed strong support in recent Dutch opinion polls, told Trump fans at a fringe event that: “The situation in Europe today is worse than ever. Europe, as a matter of fact, is collapsing, is imploding, is exploding. We have terror attacks by the jihadis almost every week.
“The reason for all of this of, course, is a policy decades long of open borders, open borders and cultural relativism; the biggest disease in Europe today,” he continued in a speech recorded by Politico.
“We have no real leaders in the western world any more we have appeasers, we have Chamberlains instead of Churchills ruling our countries,” Wilders said, “They allowed millions of Muslim immigrants to come from Islamic countries to our free Western societies.”
And he told the audience that if nations “allow Islam to be planted” on their soil, they will “harvest” hardline Sharia law.
As for what happened after the speeches concluded, it appears that the event devolved into a dance party. If you can call it that.