A pair of Trump-voting gay men were denied entry into a gay pride parade in Charlotte, North Carolina, due to their support of the President.
Charlotte Pride rejected a request from Brian Talbert and a friend to participate in the event, scheduled to take place August 26th and 27th.
Talbert, the leader and spokesman of a group known as “Gays for Trump,” found out via email on May 16th.
“Dear Gays for Trump: This message is to confirm that we have received your application for entry in the 2017 Charlotte Pride Parade,” reads the message. “Unfortunately, we are not able to approve your application. Thank you, Charlotte Pride Parade Team.”
Talbert lamented that he would miss the opportunity to display both his patriotism and support for the gay community.
“It was going to be fun. We wanted to be energetic,” he told a reporter.
“For a group of people to claim to want tolerance, acceptance, and give it to every single person you can imagine to give it to, for them to sit back and judge me for exercising my right as an American to choose my leader without judgment is hypocritical.”