GOP Gays and Real Housewives for Donald Trump Rally in WeHo Friday Night

Monday October 26, 2020

Marchers at Friday night's Pro Trump march in Los Angeles
Marchers at Friday night's Pro Trump march in Los Angeles  (Source:Facebook)

About 70 supporters of Donald Trump marched through West Hollywood on Friday night in an event billed as "Gays and Housewives Take Over WeHo," the website WEHOville reported.

The rally of Trump supporters was one of a rare few that have taken place in West Hollywood, a city where only 8% of registered voters are Republicans, adds WEHOville.

"The event was spearheaded by the Log Cabin Republicans who had asked people to show up in support for the 'Gays and Housewives Take Over WeHo March,' in Facebook and Instagram posts. It took place as millions of Californians have already submitted their mail-in ballots with only 11 more days before the election on November 3," writes the LGBTQ publication the LA Blade.

"The march was fairly short, only spanning about one block. It started at the Pacific Design Center at around 10 PM, went up to Rocco's (a gay bar and restaurant), and then turned around and headed back to the Pacific Design Center."

Many didn't wear face covering, "although that is required by law in West Hollywood," reports WEHOville. They were also greeted with "angry shouts from people dining al fresco outside Fiesta Cantina, and also walked down Robertson Boulevard past the Abbey."

While the event was peaceful, WEHOville writes that a controversy has arisen over "a photo of a Sheriff's deputies posing with one of the 'Make America Great Again' protestors holding a Trump sign. The photo taken by photo journalist Chelsea Lauren was posted on social media and already has drawn criticism."

Among the speakers at the event were "Instagram influencers David Leatherwood (@realbrokebackpatriot) and Christian Walker (@christianwalk1r), and Lady MAGA, a drag queen personality who told the Blade that "she personifies what it truly means to be 'MAGA'." Shouts of "USA...USA..." to "Four more years" from the assembled crowd of approximately seventy marchers were heard during the speeches.

"In her remarks, Lady MAGA compared the marcher's patriotism to that of the soldiers who fought in wars such as D-Day. She went on to say, "Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and Ilhan Omar and these radical socialist communists are a drag...Represent the optimism and joy that president Donald Trump has given us. This movement is bigger than Donald Trump."

"Christian Walker, the openly gay son of former Dallas Cowboys NFL running back Herschel Walker, was asked by the LA Blade about Trump's track record regarding LGBTQ+ rights and what he has to say to those who call Trump anti-LGBTQ+," reports the LA Blade.

"Trump's the only president that went into office as pro-gay. He's the only president who supported gay marriage from the beginning of his presidency. He even supported it in the 80's, so anybody who's says that is clearly uneducated and needs to do a little more research," Walker said.

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