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Some Gay Voters Say it's 'Dangerous' to Come Out for Trump - NBC News

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Following Sunday's mass shooting at an Orlando gay bar, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has voiced - and tweeted - his support for the LGBTQ community. And some in the community have expressed their support for Trump.

"He's the most pro-gay nominee that the party has ever had for president," according to Gregory T. Angelo, president of the Log Cabin Republicans, an organization for LGBTQ people and straight allies who support the GOP.

LGBTQ voters, however, overwhelmingly lean Democratic. Exit polls from the 2012 election found 76 percent of voters who identified as gay voted for Barack Obama, while only 22 percent voted for Mitt Romney. In 2014, a gallup poll showed more than 60 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender voters identified as Democrats, and a May 2016 poll found 84 percent of likely LGBTQ voters preferred Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.

Trump may see an opportunity to bring more LGBTQ voters into the Republican column, and recent remarks he has made signal a move to court the community. While many other Republican politicians failed to acknowledge the LGBTQ community in their reactions to the Orlando shooting, for example, Trump was one of the few exceptions.

In a speech about national security just a day after the attack, he said "Our nation stands together in solidarity with the members of Orlando's LGBT Community." He then called the attack "an assault on the ability of free people to live their lives, love who they want, and express their identity."

Trump then took to Twitter and criticized Hillary Clinton in an appeal to LGBTQ voters.



Following Sunday's mass shooting at an Orlando gay bar, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has voiced - and tweeted - his support for the LGBTQ community. And some in the community have expressed their support for Trump.

"He's the most pro-gay nominee that the party has ever had for president," according to Gregory T. Angelo, president of the Log Cabin Republicans, an organization for LGBTQ people and straight allies who support the GOP.
""He's the most pro-gay nominee that the party has ever had for president.""

LGBTQ voters, however, overwhelmingly lean Democratic. Exit polls from the 2012 election found 76 percent of voters who identified as gay voted for Barack Obama, while only 22 percent voted for Mitt Romney. In 2014, a gallup poll showed more than 60 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender voters identified as Democrats, and a May 2016 poll found 84 percent of likely LGBTQ voters preferred Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.

Related: #AskTheGays: Trump Comment Triggers Twitter Backlash

Trump may see an opportunity to bring more LGBTQ voters into the Republican column, and recent remarks he has made signal a move to court the community. While many other Republican politicians failed to acknowledge the LGBTQ community in their reactions to the Orlando shooting, for example, Trump was one of the few exceptions.

In a speech about national security just a day after the attack, he said "Our nation stands together in solidarity with the members of Orlando's LGBT Community." He then called the attack "an assault on the ability of free people to live their lives, love who they want, and express their identity."

Trump then took to Twitter and criticized Hillary Clinton in an appeal to LGBTQ voters.

A number of gay men who have decided to throw their support behind Trump told NBC OUT it has not been an easy road. Juan Hernandez, a gay and Latino member of the Log Cabin Republicans, said his support led to physical violence by anti-Trump protesters at a rally in San Jose. Images of the attack and his bloodied clothes went viral.

"This is politics. Debate is OK," Hernandez said. "When you start getting violent and throwing out derogatory terms, that's not OK."
It is really shameful in this country that you can no longer support the candidate of your choice without be reviled by the left. But, then I expect nothing less from the left as they have no integrity or ethics.
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A number of gay men who have decided to throw their support behind Trump told NBC OUT it has not been an easy road. Juan Hernandez, a gay and Latino member of the Log Cabin Republicans, said his support led to physical violence by anti-Trump protesters at a rally in San Jose. Images of the attack and his bloodied clothes went viral.
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Hey Gays if you're throwing your support behind Tump you're not really voting Republican because the republican party hierarchy doesn't want him as a candidate just as much as the democrats don't.
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It is really shameful in this country that you can no longer support the candidate of your choice without be reviled by the left. But, then I expect nothing less from the left as they have no integrity or ethics.
Only redneck gays support trump.
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Only redneck gays support trump.
If this is true, then only whores and druggies support Hillary.
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If this is true, then only whores and druggies support Hillary.
Thats possible too but i seriously doubt most gays vote anythong but democrat in the present political climate. Trump is after all running on the republican ticket. Not a gay party right now if you catch my drift.
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Thats possible too but i seriously doubt most gays vote anythong but democrat in the present political climate. Trump is after all running on the republican ticket. Not a gay party right now if you catch my drift.
No,its a party supposedly devoted to dignity of the individual and respect for the basic rights of all to live their life in peace without being harassed by morons.
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No,its a party supposedly devoted to dignity of the individual and respect for the basic rights of all to live their life in peace without being harassed by morons.
Looks good on paper; sounds good in a sound bite. Too bad it's not put into practice.
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Looks good on paper; sounds good in a sound bite. Too bad it's not put into practice.
Agreed. Just as the Dems are now, and always have been the party of racist suppression and class warfare. Even though their slogans claim the opposite.
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Agreed. Just as the Dems are now, and always have been the party of racist suppression and class warfare. Even though their slogans claim the opposite.
Class or ideology warfare is what both modern versions of these parties do now.
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