A big ‘queer dance party’ was thrown outside the Washington home of Vice President-elect Mike Pence to protest his stance on LGBT rights. - Source
I do not want to offend anyone, nor do I want to cast aspersions here, but when I came across this story, I thought of the passage in Genesis about the inhabitants of Sodom, demanding their way (with the visitors) outside the house of Lot.
Last week, LGBTQ activists demanded Jennifer Holliday refuse to sing at the Trump Inaugural. Ms. Holliday is not a political person but an entertainer - LGBTQ demanded she withdraw. That was unfair and an example of LGBTQ bullying. (Black people against Trump also pressured her, but I think Jennifer was most concerned about the LGBTQ lobby, because gay people have long been her fan base and she may have felt obliged.)
I'm not sure what rights gays are afraid of losing? Ms. Hudson was told, "It's not just about marriage." So what is it about? Are there special rights just for LGBTQ people? I know Pence was in favor of so-called 'conversion therapy' but there is no way it would become a law that people must go through conversion or reparative therapy, regardless if they are unhappy with their sexual and affective orientation, or not. People have a right to choose to seek help if they desire to do so. I know the background on the issues, and I think LGBTQ groups are wrong. They protest too much.
Yesterday, the guy who cuts my hair was talking 'concentration camps' and mandatory reprogramming-rehab centers for gays - because of Trump. He wasn't kidding. It was like being in that Esurance over-sharer commercial with Beatrice - I just responded with crazy remarks. It's the only way I know to avoid getting into a serious discussion.
I walked out of the shop thinking, 'What if we are all nuts?'