The Southern Policy Law Center is just out with a new report that shows the dark side of the gains LGBTQ Americans have made saying,
“some white nationalists seem to be engaging in some rainbow coalition building.“
The “Hatewatch Staff”, as they call themselves, report on the unexpected development by younger, anti-establishment, racist right wing conservatives that have taken the name, the Alt-Right. They are reaching out to members of the LGBTQ community whose white supremacist views match theirs.
Seem unlikely they’ll get any takers? Well, just remember the Log Cabin Republicans still exist, Caitlyn Jenner is still a Trans-Conservative, and billionaire Peter Thiel is an out and proud anti-trans Republican.
Richard Spencer, president of the white-nationalist National Policy Institute, has made overtures to the LGBTQ community and is one of the founders of the Alt Right. Last year they barred homophobes from attending their annual convention, choosing pro-LGBTQ speakers and turning away at least one antigay speaker.
Greg Johnson, another white nationalist writing in something called Counter-currents publishing summed up the change in attitude this way:
“My view is that White Nationalism should be ‘straight but not narrow,’ meaning that we should uphold and defend heterosexuality as the norm but also recognize that not everyone fits that norm.
As long as homosexuals uphold healthy norms and have something positive to contribute, they can and do make our movement stronger.”
To use an old racist cliché, that’s “very white of you”, Mr. Johnson.
(via LGBTQ Nation)