No Rainbows, Please. Conservative LGB Patriots Only Wave The American Flag
Gay political identity without gender identity
Log Cabin Republicans, the largest standing organization for gay, lesbian, and bisexual conservatives in the United States, has been around for more than four decades.
But just like the liberal organizations that they mirror on the Democratic side, the Log Cabin Republicans have embraced trans and queer identity gibberish, leaving conservatives like Gerre Heron “in a gay civil rights wasteland.”
Heron recently started an LGB Patriots group because he felt “politically homeless” and “more and more isolated from the so-called gay community, and gay politics which no longer represent us.”
In the above video, Heron explains that just having conservative opinions makes him anathema to liberal organizers. His approaches to the LGB Alliance in the UK and the US have been rebuffed.
Although Heron was happy to work with the Phoenix chapter of Log Cabin Republicans, he ran afoul of the organization’s national policy. “After being constantly chastised and censored for posting articles exposing ‘transgender’ as having nothing to do with sexuality, I left the group.”
“Log Cabin Phoenix were also constantly nervous that the single transitioned member would sue for discrimination. The tail is wagging the dog,” Heron says.
Heron lists all the self-identifier options available on a dating site that is ostensibly for LGB people. Not one of them is a sexuality, though — the options are all “genders.”
“This is the extremity of the ‘woke world’ gaslighting that is poisoning society and our gay community,” Heron says.
He rejects drag queen story hour, “an obvious attempt to target and sexualize children and indoctrinate them — convince them that a vacuous life of makeup, dress-up, sexual twerking, and prancing about is a valid lifestyle choice.” He calls Desmond is Amazing “simply boy prostitution.”
“LGB folks need to be reminded that we are 5.6 percent of society, according to current statistics, and we need the support of the majority voting block,” Heron argues. “Alienating them only harms us.”
His political logic echoes the Log Cabin Republicans, but with an appreciation for the potential backlash for LGB people when ‘gender identity’ goes too far.
“Come after their spaces….target and influence their kids, we will all pay the consequences. There is going to be a hard pushback,” Heron warns. He would rather stand up and be counted now, when it counts most.
When I talk to Gerre (pronounced “Jerry”) Heron, he seems eminently liberal. I mean old-timey liberal, the kind who remembers when free speech had value in the culture.
Americans on the center-left spectrum of US politics (author included) are prone to forget sometimes that the people we call “conservatives” are part of the American liberal tradition, too.
Gerre is one of those Obama-to-Trump voters that political scientists studied for a hot minute. He owns a successful business, likes antique cars, and carries a gun sometimes, for example while he is hiking.
Everything about him fits the mold of a center-conservative voter. Gerre will always be gay, but never, ever “woke.”
Meanwhile, Log Cabin Republicans seems to be as captured as any liberal Washington, DC based organization. ‘Gender identity’ has driven a wedge between Gerre and the most prominent organization purporting to represent his interests within his political coalition.
Gerre agrees with many liberals about the politics of biology. But these same liberals have been purged from their own communities, are still building communities of like minds to counter the influence of the gender identity cult, and so they keep “the enemy” at arm’s distance in hopes of remaining untainted in the eyes of puritanical progressives.
With partisanship at an all-time high, talking to people unlike ourselves has become harder than ever to do. It is easier for me, as I live surrounded by them. My conversations with Gerre feel very like conversations with Alabama conservatives.
Because he is very like them, just gayer than most.
Gerre Heron does not want to be “proud” of that last bit. He takes the very idea of “pride” in his sexuality to task.
“What are you ‘proud’ of?” He asks rhetorically. “If you were born this way, you didn’t work to obtain your sexuality. You inherited your sexuality. What accolade are you looking for?”
Pride as a thing we earn, rather than inheriting: how old school. How conservative.
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