Woman Appears To Imply Coming Out As A Trump Supporter Was Harder Than Coming Out As Transgender

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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.

 

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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.”

 

When you have so much to be Proud of

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I don't know you or your friends but I'm going to guess you got a hard time from them because they cared about your sanity and well being. Taking up league with those who oppress us and wish to destroy our lives is not smart at all, IMO.

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You know that gay bar that accepted you where you were dancing, without being arrested....?? You can thank liberals who put there lives on the line, again and again, so you'd be free to dance there, or change your gender and not find your ass in jail.  You might want to give it some thought and find a heart like the ones that freed you...  

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I think being a Trump supporter has more to do with it than being conservative. There are plenty of conservative gay people. You may not find them at a club or a Pride rally or other venue which typically attracts a more liberal clientelle. Being a Trump supporter is on a totally different level than just being conservative  vs. liberal. Trump is a boorish, narcissistic, compulsive liar who doesn't have the sense to admit he doesn't know what the Hell he is doing and take counsel. He is flippant to our national security regarding Russia's intrusion into our domestic politics which yes, IS a national security problem. The man is a national and international embarrasment. Just listen to him speak! So no, I don't think you are being shunned just for being a conservative. You are being shunned for support of this particular man. 

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The Republican Party platform speaks out about as loudly as it can against all LGBTQ Americans. It calls for legalizing Conversion Therapy, which is electro shock therapy. There aren't many accredited psychological institutions that even condone that practice! So what Republicans are saying is it's okay if you're LGBT as long as you're okay with us making you straight. It's truly genocidal and a form of domestic terrorism since many who've undergone this treatment commit suicide. Even if an LGBT person was conservative I don't see how they could agree to that part of the platform. I think the Republican Party is nothing more than a hate group. And as for 45...he's an ineffective leader that keeps demolishing the progress of oppressed American groups, is coming off as xenophobic, totally oblivious to reason and keeps appointing and supporting other politicians that are equally as crude, ignorant and harmful to the American Dream. 

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"Woman Implies Coming Out As A Trump Supporter Was Harder Than Coming Out As Transgender"

Because one was a personal choice, and far less logical than the other. 

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