North Dakota city council member comes out as a lesbian during heated pride flag debate
A lesbian elected official in North Dakota delivered an impassioned speech in defense of her municipality's decision to fly a rainbow flag outside City Hall. Her heated remarks followed several bigoted comments from townspeople angered over the LGBTQ pride symbol's public display.
"I am proudly the first openly elected lesbian in North Dakota, so that is why I'm not paying any heed to your crap," Evans said Sept. 8 at a City Council meeting in Minot, which went viral after it was posted online. "I live in Minot. I am a taxpayer. I am a person. I get to see myself represented on that flagpole.
"This city is big enough for all of us. Me having a flag flying doesn't take away anything from your rights and freedoms," Evans continued. "I'm sorry it doesn't make you feel comfortable, but we're here, we're queer, and we're not going away."
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|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/15/2020|
Awesome, but she didn't really 'come out' now did she? She's a great human and gave that bigot the thrashing he deserved.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/15/2020|
[quote] that is why I'm not paying any heed to your crap
Totally inappropriate for an elected official.
This has become a de facto religious symbol, like the cross or the Islamic crescent. That’s why flying it at government buildings is inappropriate.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/15/2020|
R2 Fuck you. Just because you hate yourself and everyone who is gay doesn't give you the right.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/15/2020|
she should Gum Out as Kay
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/15/2020|
Did she dramatically brandish a cane?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/15/2020|
Defacto the self loathing fag that compares being gay to being in a religion still loves watching TWINKS in RAINBOW SOCKS get FISTED on pornhub you had better believe it!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/15/2020|
R7 no I didn’t compare being gay to being a religion, though the new woke religion has made being gay less fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/15/2020|
R8 liked being the Forbidden Fruit.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/15/2020|
R9 I think that is part of it, yes.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/15/2020|
The American flag has become the defacto symbol of Christianity in America by Christian fundies.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/15/2020|
Her message was good but the delivery was terrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/15/2020|
“I am proudly the first openly elected lesbian in North Dakota” - as opposed to being secretly elected?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/15/2020|
If she was elected as a lesbian, how is this her coming out?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/15/2020|
I'm proud of her. It's nice to see someone come out as either gay or lesbian nowadays, it feels like it's been forever. Everyone's either "unlabeled", bisexual, or something in relation to gender. Seeing someone come out as one of the sane identities is a refreshing break from all the crazy.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/15/2020|
If they were bold enough to use gay slurs, they ought to be able to handle the word "crap". We shouldn't be concerned for their "sensibilities". #Team Councilwoman Evans.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/15/2020|
That harsh lighting is not doing her any favors!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/15/2020|
The NBC vid wouldn't play for me, so below is another link. Some better commentary than what's in this thread as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/15/2020|
[quote] This has become a de facto religious symbol, like the cross or the Islamic crescent
Then it can join the American Flag and the pledge of allegiance which are considered religious to a large majority of America
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/15/2020|
I AM JOAN AND I DRIVE A U-HAUL.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/15/2020|