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GOProud co-founder and "LGBT for Trump" barker makes questionably transphobic joke about activist who called him stupid

GOProud co-founder Chris Barron called an LGBT activist "it" instead of his preferred pronoun during a Twitter feud


Brendan Gauthier
November 1, 2016 7:05PM (UTC)

Chris Barron, co-founder of now-defunct GOProud and self-described "LGBT for Trump," applauded Donald Trump for unfurling a rainbow flag with "LGBTs for Trump" written in Sharpie across it as his his rally in Greeley, Colorado, on Sunday night:

Trump "opposes marriage equality and has wavered on transgender rights and the Equality Act, which would ban anti-LGBT employment and housing discrimination," noted LGBT-focused newsmagazine The Advocate. "Besides, his running mate, Mike Pence, has a history of support for anti-LGBT measures, including a law during his time as Indiana’s governor that would allow businesses to deny services to LGBT people based on religious reasons."

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LGBT activist Robbie Medwed countered Barron in less nuanced terms:

A Twitter feud — during which Barron referred to Medwed, who's not trans, as "it" — ensued:


Brendan Gauthier

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