Out Magazine had the audacity to run a profile on Milo Yiannopoulos this week, angering members of the liberal LGBT community. Yiannopoulos, a gay “alt-right” conservative who has been one of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters over on Breitbart.com, did not deserve coverage in a gay magazine, said a collection of journalists and columnists from the world of LGBT media. They published an open letter to the magazine criticizing them for giving Milo publicity.
“The Out Magazine profile of Milo Yiannopoulos is a serious problem,” they wrote. “It’s not because Yiannopoulos was mentioned, nor even because he was profiled. It’s because the profile negligently perpetuates harm against the LGBT community. We expect more from our colleagues.”
How did the profile do such a thing? Well, apparently because Out Magazine didn’t take an overtly-hostile tone to his political views when interviewing him. Even though, if you actually read the profile, you realize that the magazine did exactly what this letter says they didn’t. They even included a disclaimer from the editor:
It should not need saying that the views expressed by the subject of this piece in no way represent the opinions of this magazine, but in this era of social media tribalism, the mere act of covering a contentious person can be misinterpreted as an endorsement. If LGBTQ media takes its responsibilities seriously we can’t shy away from covering queer people who are at the center of this highly polarized election year, and we ask you to assess Milos Yiannopoulos, the focus of this profile, on his own words without mistaking them for ours.
In the letter, though, they snidely mock the idea that Milo is “at the center” of the election and wave him off as a “white supremacist.”
“His attacks against women, people of color, Muslims, transgender people, and basically anybody who doesn’t like him are as malicious as they come, and he catalyzes his many ‘alt-right’ followers to turn on any target he deems worthy of abuse,” they wrote. “This puff piece makes light of Yiannopoulos’s trolling while simultaneously providing him a pedestal to further extend his brand of hatred.”
It really doesn’t do anything of the sort. What it does is admit that gays don’t always choose an ultra-liberal lifestyle to go along with their sexual identity. What it does, actually, is throw some much-needed daylight on the absurd notion that your sexual preferences need to form an identity in the first place.
And that, of course, is why these LGBT liberals hate Milo, Jim Hoft, Caitlyn Jenner, and any other individual who bucks their predefined system. They are traitors to the true cause, which has nothing to do with homosexuality and everything to do with the larger leftist agenda.