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

By Brendan Gauthier
Published November 1, 2016 3:05PM (EDT)
  (Getty/Mark Ralston)
(Getty/Mark Ralston)

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."

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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