“Hillary Clinton Is A Lesbian”? 40hj.,b43
Right Wing Watch quoted Rios: “Hillary Clinton embraces every sexual deviancy you can imagine,” Rios said, before once again suggesting that the former Secretary of State is a lesbian because “there have been more than rumors swirling about her own sexual proclivities since before she became First Lady.” Rios continued, “She’s an advocate of gay marriage, and I mean a strong advocate. She’s been endorsed by every radical homosexual activist group in the country, all the major ones, Human Rights Campaign and others, especially in New York. She gets that endorsement for a reason, you know, she gets it for a reason.”
Clinton is, of course, the first member of the Obama Administration to speak out on LGBT rights which she did on December 6, 2011 at the Palais de Nations in Geneva, Switzerland – two years before President Obama had his much-vaunted “evolving” on the issue. Then-Secretary of State Clinton gave an extraordinary and unprecedented speech in which she said, “Now, raising this issue, I know, is sensitive for many people and that the obstacles standing in the way of protecting the human rights of LGBT people rest on deeply held personal, political, cultural, and religious beliefs. So I come here before you with respect, understanding, and humility. Even though progress on this front is not easy, we cannot delay acting. So in that spirit, I want to talk about the difficult and important issues we must address together to reach a global consensus that recognizes the human rights of LGBT citizens everywhere.”
The speech goes on for some time, detailing why LGBT rights were essential and the brutality that LGBT people have been subjected to globally. It’s a stirring and surprising speech from Clinton, who was then the second most powerful woman in the world after German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The key takeaway from Clinton’s speech, which has been widely quoted was this: “Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.”
Is the reason Clinton was so adamant about LGBT rights because she herself is a closet lesbian? The idea is far-fetched to those of us who have covered Clinton in the news over the years or anyone who has read her memoirs. Yet the rumors have persisted for decades and have been fueled in part by her relationship with her longtime aide and confidant Huma Abedin, who is always at Clinton’s side.
According to a previous rant by Sandy Rios, the “proof” of Hillary Clinton’s lesbianism can be found in her relationship with Abedin and also is embedded in her video of her presidential announcement.
In that video, Clinton included a gay male couple and a lesbian couple. The lesbian couple is sitting head-to-head on a sofa near the end of the video. The gay male couple is near the beginning, holding hands. Clinton was the only candidate in the race to address LGBT people in her videos (Bernie Sanders released a video on May 25, while campaigning in California, that features LGBT people.)
In yet another commentary on Clinton’s alleged lesbianism, Rios says:
“Please keep in mind that Hillary Clinton was one of the first public officials to push this whole notion of embracing homosexuality,” Rios said. “I would never forget my own personal shock in the late ‘90s when there was a women’s conference in Beijing and Hillary Clinton was in charge and they brought in women from all over the world at this UN conference, and the emphasis for the American delegation under Hillary’s tutelage was on lesbianism.”
But it is Abedin that many are fixated on – in part because she is always with Clinton and in part because she is Muslim. Should Clinton be elected president, Abedin would be the most highly placed Muslim in American politics. And history.
On May 13, the National Enquirer ran a story on Hillary and Huma with the headline “Hillary Hides Huma Amidst Lesbian Rumors.” The non-story links to another National Enquirer story from March 3 which claims that Hillary is “panicked” about the possibility of emails she exchanged with Huma being revealed in public. That article is titled “Hillary Clinton Lesbian Love Letters – Panic Over D.C. Investigation.”
The story has myriad photos of Hillary and Huma and notes the former Secretary of State is “terrified of revelations about her secret lesbian lifestyle!”
Another well-known conservative publication, the Daily Caller, quotes Sally Miller, a former Miss Arkansas who asserts she’s a former girlfriend of Bill Clinton, saying that the former president told her Hillary had had lesbian relationships while an undergraduate at the all-women’s Seven Sisters college, Wellesley, and “she liked them.”
Miller, who the Daily Caller says is about to release a tell-all memoir, entitled The Beauty Queen: Let No Deed Go Unpublished of her and Bill Clinton’s relationship is quoted as saying, “I take [Bill Clinton] at his word and he told me [Hillary] liked females more than men. She was the child of a more progressive community.”
Mr Conservative, a conservative website, asserted in 2014 and 2015 that Hillary Clinton would face lesbian rumors if she ran for president. In one of several articles, the website quotes anti-Clinton author Ed Klein, who had written many anti-Hillary screeds and now does work for Donald Trump.
According to Mr Conservative, “Klein asserted that Hillary was obsessed with lesbianism, but not in a normal way. Instead, she was ‘much more interested in lesbianism as a political statement than a sexual practice … Hillary talked about it a lot, read lesbian literature, and embraced it as a revolutionary concept.’”
Mr Conservative also notes that Hillary’s relationship with Abedin is suspect. Noting that a decade ago when Clinton “hid Abedin in plain sight” the “lesbian rumors got so bad that year that Hillary addressed them personally. ‘It’s not true, but it is something that I have no control over. People will say what they want to say,’ she told top gay magazine Advocate.”
In July 2014, right after she was told she would not be returning the following season to ABC’s popular daytime talk show, The View, anti-vaccine activist and former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy implied Hillary was a lesbian in a discussion of a book about former presidents.
“Well, maybe he has his girlfriends and she has her girlfriends, you never know,” McCarthy said, smiling broadly. “Maybe they have an arrangement.”
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg dismissed the comment. A week later McCarthy, who is a conservative, said she shouldn’t have made the joke. But it has become a standard GOP talking point. Bryan Fischer, head of the American Family Association, has also fixated on the Abedin relationship and said, “The bottom line is that if Hillary Clinton becomes president in 2016, she will not only be our first female president, she could be our first lesbian president.”
I’d personally love a lesbian president, but Hillary Clinton won’t be it. In 2008 conservatives leaked story after story about Barack Obama being bisexual and taking drugs. It was as true as the birtherism movement about Obama being born in Kenya.
Germany was the first European nation to ban homosexuality and while there are thriving LGBT communities in Berlin, Munich and elsewhere, Germany still lags behind other EU nations on LGBT issues. In large part because of Merkel’s politics.
Why are women in power rumored to be lesbians? Myriad other women politicians have faced the same rumors: Golda Meir in Israel, Indira Gandhi in India, Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan, Ayn Sun Syu Kyi in Burma/Myanmar. Most recently, Brazil’s Dilma Rouseff, who was widely rumored to be a lesbian, was deposed in what many are calling a coup rather than an impeachment. Her replacement, right-wing interim president Michel Temer, immediately created a new cabinet with no women and no persons of color – taking the nation back 50 years.
Are these lesbian rumors meant to undercut the power of women in government or in some cases – like Hillary Clinton – attempt to prevent women from gaining power at all? Women in power are always accused of being “man-haters” and “ball-breakers” and of course, “bitches.” But why the presumption that women in power must hate men? Or that lesbians hate men?
source-victoria brownworth, right wing watch, sandy ros, eric fanning, daily caller, sally miller, advocate, bryan fisher,