Founder Calls 'MAGA' A 'Way of Life'
Pride Month officially came to a close yesterday, and with it any chance that Donald Trump and his White House would bother to acknowledge the contributions and struggles of the LGBT community.
Peter Boykin, the "Gays for Trump" founder and president of the North Carolina-based group, today held his "Make America Great Again Free Speech Rally," a reported alternative to his originally-planned "Deploraball Pre-4th of July Picnic."
"'Make America Great Again' is more than just a political slogan," Boykin told The Washington Blade. "It is a way of life."
During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump sought desperately to position himself as pro-gay, pandering for the LGBT vote and lying to the American people about the Obama administration's policies on LGBT rights.
As BuzzFeed's David Mack pointed out, the White House was very aware of Pride Month, but still chose to ignore it.
One Twitter user posted a photo of the "Gays for Trump" rally:
The main speaker at the Gays For Trump rally gives his address: pic.twitter.com/m4QFnwK1e7
â€” Michael Patrick Key (@MichaelKeyWB) July 1, 2017
And another posted a video of Boykin's address:
â€” MrsTMJohnson (@MrsTMJohnson) July 1, 2017
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