- The Washington Times - Friday, June 9, 2017

The president of Gays for Trump says hypocrisy and “snowflake fury” of LGBT groups such as Charlotte Pride are being exposed by their selective parade bans since the 2016 U.S. election.

Prominent gay-rights activist Peter Boykin, president of Gays for Trump, said politics are behind the recent decision by Charlotte Pride to deny DeplorablePride from participating in its August parade, calling radio host Doc Thompson’s “The Morning Blaze” show Friday to spotlight what he claims is ideological ostracism.

“It’s the same community that sits there and wants to complain about not getting served at certain places, you know?” he told the host. “Meanwhile, they turn around and the hypocrisy is they don’t want [right-leaning groups] served in queer spaces because we don’t match their exact way of what they believe in.”

Charlotte Pride, which advocates for gay rights in North Carolina and South Carolina, issued a statement Wednesday saying it “reserves the right” to deny any group that does not “reflect the mission.” Mr. Boykin says the stated goal of diversity does not include diversity of thought.

“I don’t know if it’s the snowflake fury or what’s going on, but more of the hate’s been going on. Now it seems this year they’re really rejecting us,” he said, The Blaze reported.

The Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade will be held Aug. 26-27. Mr. Boykin said he plans to protest the group’s rejection, even if he must do so across the street from anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church members.

“We’ll post ourselves right directly across from them, so when [Charlotte Pride officials] call [DeplorablePride] an anti-LGBT group, we’ll point at [Westboro Baptist] and go, ‘You need to figure out which group is not really for you.’”

Mr. Boykin released a statement after his radio interview clarifying that his group is not directly affiliated with DeplorablePride.

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