Brian Talbert

I have no sympathy for Brian Talbert. Talbert is the gay guy who was barred from having a float in the Charlotte Pride Parade because he is a Trump supporter. According to The Washington Post Talbert is a member of a group called Deplorable Pride. Evidently, Talbert is Deplorable Pride.

Perhaps Talbert thinks that Trump issued a Pride Month proclamation. The reality is that Trump seems to have gone out of his way not to do so in order to pander to those Conservative Christians. Some of those folks think that we deserve to be killed, or “smoted” or whatever they call it based on those ancient screeds that they hold so dear.

Talbert is now planning to sue Charlotte Pride for discrimination. Deplorable Pride’s GoFundMe page (no, I am not going to link to it) is now dedicated to Talbert’s legal fees, raising about $5,000 with a goal of $100,000. I seriously doubt that a Trump supporter is part of a protected class which means that Talbert and his donors should find better outlets for their energy and money. I might recommend The Trevor Project but there are many possibilities.

Talbert is unlikely to be pleased until he can cause Charlotte Pride to piss away some money that could be used for far better purposes. Cranks can be expensive.

There seem to be two reasons why a gay man would support Trump: ▣Stupidity and a ▣craving for attention. On his Facebook page Talbert writes: “The Republican Party is the only party that has a proven track record of standing with minorities.” I think that we can check off the first box. The parade float, the lawsuit and the coverage suggest that we can check off the second box as well.

So now I have probably fed Talbert’s personality disorder by way of the Google News alert that he most certainly has. This would be fine if his self-destructive behavior affected only him. That is not the case. Maybe he can get Peter Thiel to send him some money. Meanwhile he can revel in his victimhood.  Just like his conservative Christian counterparts, these folks love to be miserable. Talbert is one miserable fag.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.