Defiant councillor comes out as gay while annihilating a pathetic bigot upset over a Pride flag
A councillor in Minot, North Dakota, defiantly came out as a lesbian after a homophobe, pulsing with rage, tried to persuade officials to tear down a Pride flag being flown at city hall.
Fielding comments over the council’s move to fly a rainbow flag to celebrate LGBT+ Pride Month – which was budged back from June to September due to the coronavirus – Carrie Evans lit into the hate-filled assembly hall, where one attendee wore a “MAGA” hat.
“I am proudly the first openly elected lesbian in North Dakota,” she said. “So that is why I am not paying any heed to your crap.”
Lesbian councillor comes out after hate-filled homophobe demands Pride flag be taken down.
In what can only be described as looking like a scene from Parks and Recreation, at an 8 September city hall meeting, homophobes angered by the city’s move to fly the flag thronged a meeting to express their rage, because we guess they really didn’t have anything better to do on a Tuesday.
When Evans appeared visibly disinterested by their comments, she became the focus of one homophobe in particular – who looked like a dime-store Colonel Sanders.
After a fiery debate over between the resident and officials over who has the floor, Evans bluntly said: “I don’t need his five minutes.
"We are here, and we are your elected officials," Alderwoman Carrie Evans said. After re-watching the Minot City Council meeting on Tuesday night, it angered me even more. There were a couple people that insinuated Minot voters deserved to know that Alderwoman Carrie Evan is a lesbian. Apparently, some voters were upset that she didn't make her sexual preference known during her campaign, as if she was hiding something. It's interesting, however. These same people tell us we shouldn't talk about LGBTQ issues due to religious reasons, and it's "embarrassing' to explain what a Pride flag is to children. So, what is it? It is not my job to tell anyone that I'm gay, unless I want to. It's not my job to continuously "come out" to strangers. It's not Alderwoman Evans job, either. Evans announced that she is the first openly-elected lesbian in North Dakota during a passionate response to a man that was attempting to "expose her," as if there was anything to uncover. Her response gave me chills, and everyone should listen to it. I choose to speak openly about the way I was born, because I know there are other LGBTQ youth that need to hear it, clearly. If you are unaware, LGBTQ youth make up a large portion of the homeless population because their parents disown them. If you are unaware, gay men and women are still jailed or killed in other countries. If you are unaware, LGBTQ members are often warned to avoid certain places when traveling abroad. If you are unaware, it was only five years ago that I was legally allowed to get married in the U.S. If you are unaware, there is still a long ways to go when it comes to equality. Educate yourself, instead of spewing a cherry picked bible verse. As for religion, that's your choice. As for being gay, we were proudly born this way.If you are an ally to the LGBTQ community, you know why the flag is flown. It's because there is still education and understanding that needs to take place. Our lives are not a political stance, or some "taboo" lifestyle. It's simply our life.I will unapologetically continue to educate, expose bigots and make it known to LGBTQ youth that they are supported.Please listen to Evans' response.
Posted by Kent Luetzen on Friday, September 11, 2020
“If you’re not aware, and I think a lot of people in this room are not aware and have come here just because this was a ‘gay issue’, I am proudly the first openly elected lesbian in North Dakota.
“We, the people. I’m the people. I live in Minot. I am a taxpayer. I am a person. I get to see myself represented on that flagpole.”
Evans then listed off some other local groups or national events which were celebrated with a flag: “Every single person is entitled to see themselves represented.”
“We are not some group of people who live in San Fransisco or Seattle – we are here. We are your elected officials.
“We are your brothers. We are your sisters. Don’t tell me you’re not hatred and anger. That’s all I feel, I’ve had to listen to it for days now as has the mayor and many of my colleagues.
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“It is unacceptable,” she continued, “the city is big enough for the all of us. Me having a flag flying doesn’t take anything from your rights and freedoms.
“But you know what it does for me? It shows me that I live in a city that appreciates and embraces and the people of my community and that I can live here and feel safe.
“That’s what the flag does. I’m sorry it doesn’t make you feel ‘comfortable’, but we’re here, we’re queer, and we’re not going away.”
A single man then clapped in the hall, and the Saunders lookalike thanked Evans for “exposing herself”.
We, for one, hope this Parks and Recreation spin-off gets renewed just for Evans to own more homophobes.