It's not, though, because those 15%-ish of LGBTQ people who voted for Trump stubbornly felt it was okay to vote for the party that enshrines anti-gay and anti-trans discrimination in its written platform all because of other concerns, like taxes, health care and defense (all of which Trump is screwing up so badly gay, straight, bi, trans and none of the above people are being negatively impacted already).
Now, some of the high-profile Gays for Trump are speaking out and acknowledging that Trump is a disaster for our community.
Keep reading for that and more of the day's hottest links, including a Charlie's Angels reunion, the banning of To Kill a Mockingbird and why Julia Roberts' hubby has a schlong-related nickname ...
Daily Beast: Trump lied while running for POTUS, claiming he was a big backer of LGBT rights. Anyone with a brain can see that is not true, now that his Administration has aggressively, brusquely gone after those rights at every turn. Still, Trumpster Chris Barron claims Trump has met his “expectations,” even if he is disappointed in the DOJ — which, y'know, is run by a Trump appointee and about which Trump has not complained when it comes to gay issues. Barron's brother-in-harm Jimmy LaSalvia sounds less enthused: I never thought that Donald Trump was an anti-gay homophobe. I certainly didn’t think that when I met him back in 2011. But we’ve all learned a lot about who he really is since then. With his political pandering and posturing to endear himself to the intolerant wing of the GOP over the last few years, it doesn’t surprise me that this Administration will go down as the most anti-LGBT in history.
Sun Herald: Biloxi schools removes To Kill a Mockingbird from reading curriculum due to complaints words in the book made some parents uncomfortable. Superintendent Arthur McMillan explain, There are many resources and materials that are available to teach state academic standards to our students. These resources may change periodically. We always strive to do what is best for our students and staff to continue to perform at the highest level. A reader wrote the Sun Herald claiming it was the use of the N-word that was controversial, going on to write, I think it is one of the most disturbing examples of censorship I have ever heard, in that the themes in the story humanize all people regardless of their social status, education level, intellect, and of course, race. It would be difficult to find a time when it was more relevant than in days like these. In related news, the novel's author, Harper Lee, died last year at 89.
ExtraTV: Julia Roberts, who turns 50 in two weeks, was honored Friday at the eighth annual amfAR Gala Los Angeles for her work in the fight against AIDS, pausing to talk a bit about calling herself a “spoiled brat” and about James Corden dubbing her hubby Danny Moder “Big Dick.”
Us Weekly: Season 2 of Stranger Things is coming — but I'm still pretty pissed Barb isn't returning. I loved the first season (I'm an adult survivor of D&D), but lost some of my affection in the final two episodes, which I found to be a little too make-shit-up-as-we-go-along. I'm still down for round 2, though!
Huff Post: Fox News thinks The Weinstein Company should shutter. Er, what about ... Fox News?
Gr8erDays: Jaclyn Smith hints that she and some (all?) of the surviving Charlie's Angels cast members are talking about reuniting!