For gays, it’s ‘dangerous to come out as a Trump supporter’

For gays, it’s ‘dangerous to come out as a Trump supporter’
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[Ed. – They’re perfectly at home with the other Trump supporters — it’s other gays who don’t like it.]

Hernandez, who switched to the GOP after realizing his views outside of LGBTQ issues were more conservative, said he was a target even before the rally in San Jose. Other members of the LGBTQ and Latino communities, he said, have singled him out for his Trump support. “They’ll email me or send me messages. They say that I’m a sellout,” he explained.

Eric, a 25-year-old gay Marine Corps veteran, was a Trump supporter before the Orlando shooting, but he said the attack – and the dangers he believes “radical Islam” poses to the gay community – has reinforced his support.

“Donald Trump has taken charge,” he said.” I’m gonna go for his stance on immigration and rebuilding the military.”

But while Eric is a vocal Trump supporter, he declined to provide his last name due to fear of violence or “doxxing,” the malicious publication of a private citizen’s personal information online. …

“It’s easy to come out of the closet,” he said. “It’s dangerous to come out as a Trump supporter.”

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