28 June 2017

White House contacts Charlotte gay Republican group snubbed by LGBT parade | Charlotte Observer

White House contacts Charlotte gay Republican group snubbed by LGBT parade | Charlotte Observe
President Donald Trump’s staff has taken notice of the LGBT Republicans group in Charlotte that was banned this month from participating in city’s annual gay pride parade.
Mecklenburg County’s Republican Party says the White House Office of Political Affairs contacted Deplorable Pride on Monday, with questions about the gay organization’s political activities in Charlotte.
Brian Talbert, co-founder of Deplorable Pride, described the call as a show of support. But he said the conversation concluded with questions about Charlotte Pride’s refusal to allow his group’s tongue-in-cheek float in the city’s pride parade this summer.
The 27-foot-long float would have included a female impersonator dressed as first lady Melania Trump, surrounded by a handful of other female impersonators wearing blue sequined “Make American Great Again” evening gowns.
“I was told to expect a call from the White House, but I still just about fell over when I got it,” said Talbert. “They asked me to email them everything I could on what happened (with the parade). I was told: ‘The President is going to want to see this’.”

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“You are not going to stop hearing from Deplorable Pride,” Talbert said. “I’ll be honest: I’ve enjoyed exposing the bigoted hypocrisy of the left. We (the LGBT community) have gone from being oppressed to being the oppressor in less than 50 years.

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