Woman Appears To Imply Coming Out As A Trump Supporter Was Harder Than Coming Out As Transgender
A Portland woman appears to imply that coming out as a Donald Trump supporter has been much harder than coming out as a transgender woman.
In 2015, Edie DePoorter-Dixon came out as trans. Then earlier this year, she came out as a conservative.
From The New York Times:
Despite her laughter and jubilant behavior, Edie says the consequences of coming out as a transgender conservative woman have been severe. She has lost nearly all her friends and the local gay club, where she was a dance performer, canceled her shows. CC Slaughters, a popular Portland gay club where Edie used to regularly perform, did not respond to a request for comment.
Before she came out as transgender, from 2002 until 2015, Edie lived as a gay man.
“Coming out as L.G.B.T. may have been a little more ‘hands on,’” Edie explains, referring to the physical assaults she said she was subjected to while living as a gay male in Crawford, Nebraska. “But the wounds heal. I still had my friends, family, and support system. I lost all of that, including my career, for coming out conservative.”
Edie emphasizes that politically she is primarily a centrist but that in the L.G.B.T. community, that is now practically seen as a “hate crime.”
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