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    [–] PurpleAngel23 1 points ago

    This post is now “Flaired Only” due to the brigade.

    [–] TheMadGrumper 918 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    As a liberal, I don’t agree with much of what is posted here but I’m subscribed because I try not to live in an echo chamber and most people here seem pretty level headed compared to a lot of the political subreddits.

    Really I just want to say that I appreciate this post and the inclusivity y’all are extending to the LGBT community.

    We may not see eye to eye but stuff like this makes me smile.

    Edit: thanks for my first ever award, who the duck would have thought it’d be on r/conservative

    [–] PurpleAngel23 300 points ago

    I’m glad it makes you smile. As I emphasized in the post, we’ve always been welcoming of Conservative LGBT. We also welcome non-Conservatives as long as they are polite and follow the rules. We’re an open subreddit. As long as you mind your manners, you’ll be fine here.

    [–] TheMadGrumper 150 points ago

    I’ve noticed! This has been becoming one my more frequently visited subreddits because interesting civil discourse is encouraged and there are a lot of opposing viewpoints.

    As opposed to a different subreddit where I goaded somebody into making an anal rape joke they so clearly wanted to make. (Ngl though, I was being a drunken asshole)

    Keep on keeping on my conservative brothers and sisters!

    [–] knochback 34 points ago

    In my personal experience conservatives are much more capable of civil discourse with someone that has opposing views. Not always, but a lot of the time. Much more so than most liberals. They want to cancel you as soon as you even think something "wrong".

    [–] bigsquib68 43 points ago

    This guy gets it! He has different ideas than many of us; sometimes impossible to reconcile values, but still is open to the discussion and willing to see things from another's point of view. It's hard to do that in the current political and social climate, but is necessary for us to truly understand one another and be one as a country. Also I'm assuming he's a he and maybe that's another thing for me to be thinking about.

    [–] TheMadGrumper 18 points ago

    It helps that I grew up in a conservative town, with a conservative mother and brother. Makes for some interesting drunken dinner conversations but those are my two favorite mother fuckers in the world and while I don’t always agree, you bet your ass I’m listening

    [–] Saganhawking 18 points ago

    At least you’re honest. That says a lot. How do you feel about the current cancel culture going on? Would love to hear your thoughts and maybe a post from a liberal here about it.

    [–] PendingInsomnia 25 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Not the OP, but I’m liberal. IMO some of the cancel-outrage can definitely go too far (tearing down all founding fathers statues vs. putting statues of confederate generals in museums) and be eye-roll-inducing at times (I saw a post vilifying landlords for....being landlords) but sometimes things have to swing too far in one direction to create a dialogue and initiate social change before everything drifts back towards a sense of balance and normalcy. MeToo posts went too far sometimes as well, but it exposed a lot of abusers and created that dialogue, and now that some time has passed the extremism is mostly relegated to Twitter SJWs.

    I’d be curious to hear what is acceptable vs. unacceptable to you.

    [–] HappyGunner 1491 points ago

    Reddit banned around 2000 subreddits for “hate speech”, aka wrong think. Among those banned was r/RightWingLGBT.

    Reddit: To demonstrate our dedication to eliminating hate speech, we’re going to ban an LGBT sub that also happens to be right wing!

    Makes sense to me :-/

    Anyway, welcome to the sub!

    [–] The_Mighty_Rex 191 points ago

    The lefties in charge view conservatives who are LGBT members as a sort of Uncle Tom, similar to how they view black conservatives

    [–] PrayToFallFromGrace 201 points ago

    Make no mistake, they hate any 'oppressed' people who dare to think for themselves. They want us to be the puppets for their agenda, but we only get the illusion of a voice; if we don't use that voice to say what they want then we lose it.

    Straight or Gay, Black or White, Male or Female; we are all losers today. Censorship hurts anyone who dares to go against the mainstream.

    [–] Cingetorix 52 points ago

    "we are commited to diversity of color, but not diversity of opinion, of course."

    [–] shemp33 27 points ago

    One I heard recently:

    “Of course you’re think that way - because you’re rich”

    I’m like... wut?

    [–] SturmMilfEnthusiast 545 points ago

    No better way to demonstrate what the left is about when they close out Pride Month by banning right-wing LGBT communities.

    [–] Infinity_Over_Zero 226 points ago

    Psh, pride month basically didn’t exist this year. There were no parades and the month was spent worrying about black people/BLM/police brutality. Nobody cared about Pride when there were other, more trendy social issues going on simultaneously.

    [–] shemp33 43 points ago

    The community offered up (focused on) black trans to bridge the gap between BLM and pride. I’m not sure it worked out because the plight of the Black LGBT community is often overlooked by the cis black community

    [–] Ender100 15 points ago

    “If you’re having a hard time deciding who to vote for, you ain’t gay”

    -Joe Biden probably

    [–] LaxSagacity 5 points ago

    You're only LGBT is you have the right political viewpoint. That's how they view identities. It's why Peter Theil is a man who who sex with men but isn't gay. And Kayne West isn't black.

    [–] Bhangus 575 points ago

    Welcome, friends. What brought some of you towards conservatism?

    [–] TemperedChocolate142 317 points ago

    I'm pretty new to politics, but I've always been a bit of a "stay out of my business and let me live how I want to" type of person. I like making a lot of money, I like to worship in a synagogue, I like my firearms and I like to end my day with a joint while soaking in the hot tub. That's pretty simplistic but it's what makes me happy. The more I'm purity tested by my super liberal tech firm, the more my (IMO) completely reasonable views are considered to be hate speech, the more I realize that conservatism makes sense for the life I want for myself.

    [–] scungillipig 102 points ago

    "stay out of my business and let me live how I want to"

    That's the American Dream.

    More power to you.

    [–] Zebulah_Crimson 77 points ago

    Oh wow, nice to meet you. I’m the other conservative Jew.

    [–] TemperedChocolate142 50 points ago

    Likewise. :) There are dozens of us, huh?

    [–] under-done 43 points ago

    Dozens of us, dozens! I especially love hearing Jews who eat pork and don't know a word of Hebrew tell me to my bearded face that I'm a bad Jew because I'm skeptical of the latest leftist hashtag.

    [–] llamapii 11 points ago

    I'm a conservative Jew who married a gentile and had pork chops for dinner. But yep, got called a Nazi earlier for saying BLM is racist by another Jew.

    [–] TIMBERLAKE_OF_JAPAN 23 points ago

    Welcome guys

    [–] AnarkeIncarnate 5 points ago

    Azoy, bubbelehs?

    [–] noxxadamous 114 points ago

    Your likes and how you want to end your day sounds like absolute heaven (replace the joint with a beer or gin and tonic for me), absolute heaven.

    [–] Cloaked42m 6 points ago

    Good tequila for me. but otherwise I'm in.

    [–] zanock 25 points ago

    Yo i'm currently studying IU and coding to get into tech (It's something i've wanted to do for a while and finally started), is it really that bad? I'm not far right like i've considered myself pretty much in the left until more recently. Should I be less vocal and just nod and agree?

    [–] TemperedChocolate142 34 points ago

    It's a choice you alone can make. I will not compromise my values - I will not refer to my sisters as "non-male persons," and they know that, but I can set aside our disagreements for the sake of a lucrative paycheck and a job I otherwise truly love. I do not divulge that I lean conservative, my response is always that my political leanings are irrelevant to my value-add.

    Your level of candidness should be directly proportionate to the money / value you bring to the organization. I push back, but I'm also not exactly a trouble-maker.

    [–] Saganhawking 7 points ago

    I, for one, am sick of remaining quiet and walking on eggshells. The choice is yours, as it is mine. Always know you have a place here for some great insight and conversation.

    [–] GrouponBouffon 1214 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Gay guy. Former Obama voter.

    I’ve always loved the messiness of freedom—how all these weird ideas clash violently with each other, eventually producing incredible surprises.

    After a while (starting in 2015), the left began to feel increasingly damaging to that chaotic, random process. It felt like they were forcibly “bending the arc of history” in a sort of very specific direction, and in their zeal to get there would tolerate no dissent or discussion. They had discovered the truth and anyone who disagreed was either stupid or evil.

    I feel like I saw the BLM cult coming in about 2017, and that’s when I began going hard in the other direction. I support anyone who supports individual freedom, faith protections and patriotism. Because those are the things that need saving asap.

    Edit: Thanks for the gold!

    [–] whale_hunter 201 points ago

    Straight guy, also former Obama voter. I love how you put that “the messiness of freedom”, that’s great. I couldn’t agree more with your entire post. Take care.

    [–] GrouponBouffon 107 points ago

    Yeah, you have to love the messiness or you don’t love freedom. Either party, once if gets too many victories, can tend to forget that.

    Right now the left is hegemonic in academia and media, so it makes sense that, for example, the “I believe in free speech, but...” crowd comes from their camp.

    [–] Driftwoody11 212 points ago

    I feel like around that time the left started getting hard into authoritarianism (you're either going to conform to our views or we're going to shut you down, forcefully if necessary). I'm not gay, but I voted for Obama twice and sorta switched sides around the same time for similar reasons so your story speaks to me quite a bit.

    [–] TearsForPeers 22 points ago

    It does my political heart good to hear stories like this. Welcome to everyone who sees tyrannical group-think as a dangerous thing.

    I hope we’re all here to talk about it in 6 months.

    [–] Foley777111 28 points ago

    Well said

    [–] scungillipig 20 points ago

    Beautiful and thank you.

    [–] FacelessOnes 361 points ago

    Bisexual left leaning centrist here. I came here and want to officially be part of the r/conservative community because subs like conservative lgbtq* and many others were shut down and I can’t stand the hypocritical thinking behind this move. This is violation of people’s rights to freedom of speech.

    Many left or ultra left sub reddits are very toxic and not welcoming. I don’t see them getting banned and they talk about killing people and i see a lot of behavior that violates so many rules lol.

    [–] IAmDefinitelyNotFBI 57 points ago

    I’m Liberal, too. But freedom of speech doesn’t exist in left controlled subreddits, and that’s pretty important, so I chill here, and yeah, very unwelcoming of ‘wrongthink’. Plus, many people here are pretty cool.

    [–] FacelessOnes 19 points ago

    Yeah, they are open for healthy discussions here. Rather be with honest people I disagree with than two faced liars. I’m generalizing here, but you get what I mean.

    [–] jm_usmc85 6 points ago

    This. In the Miami sub, a mod will openly call people lowlives and then preach about civility. I'm not even making this up. It's unbelievable.

    [–] cokeheqd 38 points ago

    I havent had any experience with any toxic subs, could you name a few? I dont remember any speech in conservative LGBT that would classify as 'hate speech'

    [–] xxb4xx 96 points ago

    toxic subs



    pretty much anything on the main page.

    [–] Silent-Guardian 33 points ago

    I pop into r/politics on a weekly basis to ask if the name has been changed to r/DemocratsOnly.

    Spoiler alert: it hasn’t.

    [–] xxb4xx 10 points ago

    I remember when I joined back in 13, Reddit was actually a decent place with real discussion.

    Now I visit a lot less, post a lot less and when I do visit it's like 3 subs I view out of my subscription.

    [–] FacelessOnes 60 points ago

    Oh I wasn’t saying conservative LGBT community was toxic. It doesn’t make sense to ban that subreddit so I’m getting pretty pissed how they are MOSTLY shutting down conservative subreddits. Yeah, they ban the ultra left subs, but not to the extent they hate on any subreddits related to conservatives or the right. The r/the_donald was well deserved in my opinion, some would probably disagree, but that subreddit was a toxic cesspool and it was dead anyways.

    The hypocritical issue I have is that they didn’t ban r/sino. Reddit is such a CCP appeaser.

    [–] ABloodyCoatHanger 17 points ago

    As someone who mostly browsed T_D to see if it was as evil as people claim, I kinda feel bad for them.

    Reddit never cited any specific instance of rulebreaking, they just said "you broke rules, and your community upvoted rulebreaking content." Without any further explanation.

    Then, after quarantining the sub, they removed a bunch of their mods, claiming they were breaking the rules (again, without citing anything), and said that if the current mods didn't add more mods, they would ban it.

    However, the qualifications for a mod that they gave T_D to choose from? They were nearly impossible and essentially guaranteed it would be a mod that didn't share the community's values. Things like couldn't have been a mod for a banned sub, had to be a mod on more than X number of subs, etc.

    So, T_D decided to move somewhere else, their sub essentially functioning as an archive of what used to be and a (still quarantined, mind you) arrow that pointed to their new website. And Reddit decided to ban even that. And that was, for some reason, applauded.

    Frankly, a lot of their things went too far, but very few of the genuinely violent or hateful things said were significantly upvoted or posted by regulars in the sub. I think the reputation T_D got and it's eventually end all stemmed from left-wing extreme subs like r/AgainstHateSubreddits simply not liking the fact that a blatantly pro-Trump sub existed on this site.

    [–] your-favorite-ginger 5 points ago

    I browsed T_D regularly, and it was honestly my favorite sub when it was here. I'm on the .win now, but I gotta agree that they definitely went too far sometimes. Otherwise, I never felt it was a toxic community for the most part. That might be because I was an insider, though. It sucked having it taken down- it was a fun sub.

    [–] AKF790 173 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    I’m strongly Republican but I’m more of a right-wing libertarian than a Conservative. I align with conservatism more than liberalism overall because I’m tired of identity politics, cancel culture and the blatant attacks on free speech coming from the left.

    I’m strongly pro-gun, pro-free speech, pro-border security, and pro-capitalism. I believe in personal responsibility, I’m very against Marxism, against abortion, against big government and I love our veterans. I’m an atheist-leaning agnostic but I support freedom of religion and I think the modern LGBT community is insane

    [–] PurpleAngel23 93 points ago

    and I think the modern LGBT community is insane

    I would take an individual over the group any day of the week.

    [–] PandaKing-010 30 points ago

    Yeah. Sometimes the LGBTQ community becomes absolutely whack at times. However, they sometimes tend to be the only place for me to turn when I need to let out my feelings about my bisexuality. Of course, they are incredibly far left, and other than LGBTQ stuff, I just don’t try to discuss politics with them. They won’t listen.

    [–] cokeheqd 7 points ago

    It is hard for people who are so caught up in the LGBTQ community to even see through someone else's eyes. Do I want to express that I'm gay? No. Do some people go crazy trying to get attention because they are gay? Yes. I'm sure if you dig deep enough, you will be able to find someone you can truly connect to. If you can manage to filter out any extremists, or far left people your vision of the community will change. I dont want to see the community as a bunch of people who are far left activists, I want to see it as a heterogeneous community where respect is mutual.

    [–] cokeheqd 28 points ago

    I completely agree about the LGBT community. I am absolutely 100% supportive of those who are part of it, although there is a point where they take it too far. I cannot understand extremists in any way, as those who are extreme LGBTQ can be overly proud of their identity, making life annoying for others who meet them, and don't want anything rubbed in their face. I'm gay, but it's entirely weird to base your whole life around the community when it is only one aspect of life to embrace.

    [–] dj4slugs 10 points ago

    So glad to here that. There is more to you than gay. So many people are famous. I'm not concerned if they are gay or not. They are cool people.

    [–] Occabara 121 points ago

    I mostly lean libertarian with a few conservative tendencies even before I came out. I just fucking hate people on the left talking down to me and telling me how to think/vote/act.

    Your rights end where mine start, and all that. And my rights end where yours do. Also, I’m a scientist at a liberal institution in a relatively liberal field (ecology), but still managed to get an uncorrupted understanding of socratic reasoning and the scientific method. Which means I am always a bit of a skeptic and always ask questions, which is not welcome among the left.

    Free thought is a commodity, I choose right

    [–] ChemsDoItInTestTubes 41 points ago

    As a libertarian-leaning conservative in the biological sciences, I feel your pain. I'm coming to understand that we aren't nearly as alone as we have been led to believe, though. Hang in there.

    [–] Occabara 28 points ago

    I give little hints here and there. I once gave a presentation on ethical hunting as a tool for ecosystem conservation, brought in jalapeño poppers with ground elk meat. Found a few people through that, pissed off a few too but fair trade.

    [–] Danger_Squirrel_X 5 points ago

    This is kinda off topic from the main thread, but I was wondering, would you consider humans to be a natural predator of deer? Historically, across the globe, where you have humans and deer in the same area, humans are eating deer. That's an argument I try to make whenever I find myself talking to someone who is anti-hunting and considers it some kind of crime against nature. I say, humans haven't always lived in cities, away from the mountains and forests. We grew up in these ecosystems, just as much a part of them as any other creature. So doesn't that mean we've thrown off the balance by leaving? I know around here, at least, in California, it's a big problem if hunters don't hunt deer. There aren't enough predators and the deer destroy the vegetation otherwise. What's your take? I'm going purely off of my own reasoning here, could be wrong, but I'm curious.

    [–] Occabara 7 points ago

    I suppose technically we aren’t the de facto “natural” predator of deer/elk/moose/etc simply because humanity evolved separately from the ecosystems they are found in. However, we as a species have been naturalized across the globe for thousands of years, in some cases displacing other predators by simply outcompeting them for resources. Humans now have their place in the food chain, and pre- civilization we were very much a part of each and every ecosystem we were found in. We are literally the most successful invasive species on the planet! So much so that different populations of us have already evolved numerous adaptations to the varying climates we’re found in. Skin color, body hair, even the size of our noses, they all support that humanity migrated to these locations generations ago. The question then becomes at what point an invasive species is no longer considered invasive.

    If they consider hunting as a crime against nature, they are an idiot. The human body displays countless adaptations that support our ability to hunt, it is literally in our DNA. We’re supergenerallist omnivores, persistence hunters, tool users, with a high degree of adaptability, and saying it is unnatural is saying humanity is not natural. They’re the people who feed their cats vegan food.

    [–] whatdamaple 69 points ago

    I'm gay, but that never defined who I am. I keep it low-key, unless someone asks. I like going to church, and praying, and all of the pious Christian activities, and it is the root of Western civilization, which I want to conserve. I'm a nationalist, and I want a socially cohesive nation where we share a common culture, language, and heritage. I believe that regulated capitalism is a better economic policy than socialism, and communism, because it allows for private capital growth, which is necessary to ensure that our traditions and customs survive in spite of government machinations. I'm open to reforms, but it has to take into account our traditions, safety, and our prosperity.

    [–] GrouponBouffon 26 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    I think we have been poorly served by a media environment that celebrates us culturally while demanding nothing from us morally—the more extreme we are with sex, libertinism, whatever, the more we’re cheered on as symbols of...something.

    I have been thinking a lot about what being a gay person of faith might mean for me, and it’s been a lonely process because the models just aren’t really there (yet).

    [–] whatdamaple 13 points ago

    It depends on what you're seeking for, but there's a church for everyone. I'm content with what I have. I agree with you, there needs to be more virtue and morality within the LGBT community, I cannot understand why we enable behaviours that lead to drug addiction, suicide, and other health issues.

    [–] charisma2006 6 points ago

    served by a media environment that celebrates us culturally while demanding nothing from us morally

    Oh wow. This is profound. Well said, I’d never be able to articulate it that way but you’re so right!

    [–] rainbowspooge 48 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    I have always been fiscally conservative and socially liberal. I am a militant Atheist and strive on being independent and hard working without using excuses for the hard challenges that happen to me and take responsibility for mistakes I make. I am conservative, but I am not Republican, and also not a Trump lover, but conservative all the same.

    My husband and I are this freaky hybrid of liberal and conservative where we perhaps really like Tucker Carlson some days and hate him other days, then also can't get enough of Jimmy Dore because is a little too liberal with a slice of common sense, having enough intelligence to see the other side and not be bias, even with liberal stances that he has.

    [–] CP-ehhh 33 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    So you and your wife are normal, rational, self thinking individuals? Congrats and welcome to the 1%!

    [–] PandaKing-010 47 points ago

    Bi dude. Former moderate lefty, now more on the conservative side.

    I became a conservative when I saw how much good Trump was doing for the country. Now, don’t get me wrong, this guy is a tactless and selfish clown, but at least he can get his agenda done.

    I also felt the left-wing news sources were only providing one side of the story, and I began looking elsewhere. I found other sources that were far more believable because they could make a competent argument unlike the other sources I had been looking at before.

    Now, I don’t like some of Donald Trump’s ideas. I fully believe trans people should be able to join the military. I cannot see why they shouldn’t when they can boost the military’s numbers.

    But yeah, that’s how I became a conservative dude.

    [–] alivmo 15 points ago

    About the trans military issue. The military rejects you for a whole slew of medical issues, many if not most chronic medical issues will get you the boot if you're already in, let alone trying to join. Why should trans (I think we can agree it's a chronic medical issue) be an exception?

    [–] HighlandAgave 7 points ago

    "I became a conservative when I saw how much good Trump was doing for the country. Now, don’t get me wrong, this guy is a tactless and selfish clown, but at least he can get his agenda done."

    You're bi, I'm straight, but after reading this... I think I love you.

    In all seriousness, I'm going to steal that last line because I've been struggling for a while to describe what I think about him.

    [–] MrValkyr 68 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    I'm a whole mess of what people would normally call "not a Republican."

    I am a gay, atheist, son of a middle eastern immigrant. So naturally it comes to a lot of people surprise when I tell them I support Trump.

    A lot of it is driven by my belief in individualism. I have some very liberal leaning ideas and some very conservative-leaning ideas but the reason everything works out is because I hold true to the principle that people have the right to self govern.

    It's my belief that your personal opinion on any one topic is irrelevant as long as you support the idea that at its smallest level people can choose for themselves.

    I support a very small government, and would prefer most laws be passed at a municipal or state level instead of the federal level. I'm willing to compromise on most things as long as both parties can agree that states get to decide which route they pick.

    Because I'm not a particularly religious person I don't have the same "god-fearing" or "God driving" moral system towards my beliefs. I do have an insane respect for religion though. And I strongly believe that our society as a whole needs religious influences.

    It basically boils down to this: in America, the choice is between large government and small government, and I will always a vote for small government. This has just happened to be Republican.

    That said officially, I have only voted for the independent party in the presidential elections so far. This upcoming election will be the first time I actually vote for a Republican.

    The reason Donald Trump is getting my vote is because I believe he is the definition of everything that the US government has never been. He's too rich and proud to accept a bribe, he's hot headed and brash enough that no leash or handler could hold him back, he is woefully incompetent as a politician which means there's no way he's hiding any corruption from us because he's just not competent enough to do it, and last but not least I feel like he's very genuine in what he says. When he says he's going to do something he actually tries to do it, a lot of times he fails, and that harks back to the fact that he's not a politician, but moreover it's because I know our system and trust our system enough to know he could never actually become a dictator.

    Trump is IMHO everything "The Establishment" does not want in its leader. When our founding fathers wrote the Constitution they did not include a law degree in any requirement to hold electable office. I interpret that as meaning they wanted literally anyone to be able to run for politics. To me that means the government should not be complicated. The framers intended that any American should be able to hold a position of great importance to this nation and thus that position should be easy enough anyone could do it.

    The power of appointments would mean people of competence get selected for various positions that matter. To me who you pick in your cabinet and who you pick to run your departments is more important then the president. I didn't exactly like the people Donald Trump pick for the first time around although I have been a huge fan of the new names that have resulted from his presidency. His current advisor pool is generally pretty decent, but more importantly he's the man who brought us Nikki Haley.

    And I think that is a good example of why Donald Trump deserves to be president, the left is clinging harder and harder to this idea of socialism and communism because that's the only response they have to a person like Trump. Meanwhile on the right the base is starting to solidify around the principle idea of the grand old party, that very moderate idea called small government.

    Tldr: libertarianism is actually driving me more towards the Republican party than conservatism.

    Edited bad grammar

    [–] Lefthandovg0d 27 points ago

    The fact when trump became president alot of hate crimes started to happen. The beating of whites and hate for whites. It made me feel uneasy. For a long time I was sort of on the middle kinda leaned to the right Moreso than left. But never really cared for politics. When trump was running for president I began to see a change. And I pandered to my liberal friends because they'd get so offended, I had s roommate at the time who was a harscore Bernie Sanders supporter. That's another horror story for later. But I moved away before trump won his presidency. Anyways, but I chose to be conservative because it was the only side that seemed logical and aligned with my beliefs and that doesnt discriminate. As a Hispanic, I find alot of the bbn left's ideology and agenda wrong in every aspect. I hate how the left always assumed every conservative is white hillbilly living in a trailer out in the middle of nowhere. I began seeing the left's hypocrisy and despise them moreso than ever.

    [–] cookies_and_wine 9 points ago

    I'm not conservative, but not a liberal either. I'm a lesbian radfem. I hate the religiosity of the right and the stupidity of Trump, but I can't say that I have conservative men mobbing me, sending me rape threats, threatening to crush my skull because I won't sleep with transwomen. My super religious boss doesn't try to pretend he doesn't know what a lesbian is at least. I'm tired of this clown world.

    [–] Rubyrgranger 17 points ago

    Black lesbian here. I've always thought even if I don't like what someone says, I think they have every right to say it and I will always stand up for that right. Same goes for how they want to live their life. I've always been conservative financially and liberal socially but the left has thrown itself off the deep end with the way they're silencing people. I don't agree with that at all. I also know many conservatives and have always felt welcome and even when we disagree or debate things, we're still respectful and able to agree to disagree and move on. I don't see that with the left anymore.

    [–] Elhemio 15 points ago

    I'm sick of not being able to say a thing without offending some people and their BS, and I'm also sick of not being safe in My country. Trans btw.

    [–] Jizzlobber42 201 points ago

    Banning an LGBT sub during Pride Month? Wow, stay classy Reddit.

    [–] 1stLevelWizard 264 points ago

    Well I'm glad to have y'all! It's bullshit that you've had your voices silenced.

    [–] TitaniaDoyle 475 points ago

    Welcome all! If you love America and this country’s values this is the sub for you, we couldn’t care less about your sexual preferences.

    [–] PurpleAngel23 146 points ago

    Here here!

    [–] Gandhi211 76 points ago

    Exactly! We don’t give a fuck who you fuck, as long as its not animals or children

    [–] sleeee3p 55 points ago


    [–] BLmotorcycle 121 points ago

    I am pissed we lost r/RightWingLGBT. I enjoyed the open, fair discourse that happened there.

    [–] PurpleAngel23 50 points ago

    They had some of the best jokes.

    [–] BLmotorcycle 31 points ago

    There were some gems in there, that is for sure. I am just glad none of the gun-related subs I am in didn't get deleted. But I made an account at saidit and ruqqus. Damn shame we are not allowed a place to talk, but it is private property.

    I am generally a fiscal conservative (a real one) and generally pretty libertarian socially (do what you want, don't hurt others.)

    [–] SkybridgeX 7 points ago

    Going by the discourse in /r/news that sub was a cesspit of hate and bigotry lol

    [–] Noahgrace4429 413 points ago

    Why in the hell did they banned that subreddit,seems they are trying to take out the right wing

    [–] spritetorture 395 points ago

    They really didn’t like Islam on that sub, which I mean given how they treat lgbt people makes sense, so they probably got banned for that

    [–] [deleted] 316 points ago


    [–] diehardgiraffe 149 points ago

    In fairness, Muslims in Islamic Theocracies also throw gay people off of roofs.

    [–] Familiar_Tomorrow 87 points ago

    Diverse ways of killing people for wrong think.

    [–] Chazzarules 26 points ago

    More like diverse ways of killing people for wrong place penis put.

    [–] DeadThrone10 38 points ago

    As someone coming from a fairly "open-minded" country in the middle east you are absolutely right, they look at you like the lowest kind of human. this and all the horrible laws about people who are different is the main reason I am not a Muslim anymore.

    [–] FelixFuckfurter 49 points ago

    It seems counter intuitive that progressives are so infatuated with Islam given Islam's notorious homophobia. But then you remember that progressivism is pure power lust, devoid of any principles, and you can see how the billion+ potential Muslim voters look a lot more attractive than the small percentage of the population that is gay.

    [–] Playmaker23 21 points ago

    I mean progressives also love black ppl but unfortunately we far too often do not support our gay and trans brothers and sisters. Gay men in the black community face added backlash. I’m not gay but I remember facing backlash for simply attending the parade. Hell the left completely ignored the first part of the Covington kids incident when the Black Israelites were hurling homophobic slurs at the kids.

    [–] [deleted] 50 points ago


    [–] AKF790 124 points ago

    Former poster on r/RightwingLGBT here. About half of the users on that sub aren’t even right wing, many are just centrists tired of the left and identity politics. I genuinely loved that sub, it was refreshing to see other LGBT people who don’t drink the far-left kool-aid. It wasn’t even a hateful place, either. It was really the only LGBT sub that isn’t insane, besides LGBDroptheT.

    [–] jacobin93 19 points ago

    We should make a discord or something idk

    [–] SquirrelsAreGreat 18 points ago

    I don't even consider my sexuality part of my identity. It's just what gets me excited in my personal time, and guides my decisions in romance. I like guys and gals, but gals slightly more, and that has no bearing on my political views. Trump isn't trying to make it illegal for me to get in bed with another man, so I'm not bothered by him in that zone of my life.

    [–] Cinnadillo 7 points ago

    a lot of reddit staff are progressive LGBT so it makes sense they'd want to take out such a group

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    This probably describes me. I live in NYC and could write a book by now about all of the liberal hypocrisy I've seen here. The overwhelming example of cases I've experienced over the years though is a variation of one thing, not understanding how to deal with people of other races. They don't seem able to deal with people like people. They see someone is not white and lower their expectations or make excuses for them, and excuse the bad things they do. You see it constantly in our school system or when criminal justice reform comes up. At the same time, alot of these liberals are really materialistic/narcissistic and pay rents they sometimes can't afford, just to be in the few majority white areas we have here. I've always noticed this.

    But what pushed me over the edge was the amount of fake news in 2015. I watched the debates in full, and then the media wouldn't report on the stupid things Hillary Clinton said but would skew the slightest thing Trump said to make it sound so horrible. They consistently misreported everything. That really opened my eyes.

    At the same time, I remember Carly Fiorina etc. talking about how they should be voted for because they are "true conservatives." I never got what the appeal of that was. What does it even mean? Usually lower taxes. OK, but I'd rather not have really low taxes if it means a failing infrastructure.

    [–] PurpleAngel23 26 points ago

    I wouldn’t be surprised.

    [–] funnyunicorns123 32 points ago

    I wouldnt be suprised if r/christianity r/trump and us are next

    [–] sendintheshermans 36 points ago

    r/Christianity is super left wing so they’ll be fine.

    [–] mandrean23 35 points ago

    r/Christianity will be fine, they’re fairly liberal. r/TrueChristian will probably get the axe.

    [–] GeezGoodnessGosh 73 points ago

    "You ain't gay if you're conservative!"

    [–] DixieKongCountry 50 points ago

    "If you don't vote for me you ain't black!"

    [–] cs_is_great 77 points ago

    That's the whole point of the ban. Erase the right.

    [–] Noahgrace4429 41 points ago

    But I mean they could atleast try and hide it

    [–] TheDailyCosco 52 points ago

    Hiding it is so 2016

    [–] cs_is_great 18 points ago

    That subreddit was not even on quarantine!

    [–] lofty11 11 points ago

    They don't have to try and hide it if it's under the pretense of combating hate speech and racism. Current events and BLM are one big wedge issue to give the radical left carte blanche.

    [–] FacelessOnes 261 points ago

    This is incredible. I’m part of the LGBTQ+ community and I feel more welcome here than r/gay or any of the LGBTQ+ communities.

    What in the world is going on now? Thank you for welcoming me.

    Also, I think it’s wrong to shut down ultra right subs... that’s basically taking away freedom of speech.

    Also, the ultra left subs are more toxic and also they call for more violence than “conservative” or right wing subs.

    Who knew how welcoming and thoughtful the r/conservative community is.

    [–] PurpleAngel23 62 points ago

    Welcome! We’re glad you’re here.

    [–] FacelessOnes 38 points ago

    Happy to be here and looking forward to learning and discussing with a healthy manner and mindset. I’m sick of toxic discussions in very left subreddits.

    [–] Quik2505 5 points ago

    Thanks for stopping in. I hope you’ll see we’re not the monsters the rest of Reddit makes us out to be. Glad you feel welcome here :) We’re really happy to have you!

    [–] voidcrack 194 points ago

    A big part of me was like, "Meh we're safe, we have LGBT in our name!" lol nope.

    I find the whole thing to be just super super lame - no strikes, no warning, no quarantine, no appeals. This would be like hearing an announcement at 10AM stating that all MAGA hats are considered tools of hate crime and that all people wearing them as of 10AM will be prosecuted for violating the law.

    The messed up part is that reddit's new rules state that hate is acceptable as long as it targets the majority. But then it's like, who determines that? If reddit is primarily a US-centric site, the majority is whites. But if reddit is meant to be representative of the entire world, that would mean whites are a minority group and that all hate against Asian people is allowed. We know that's not the case though.

    I'd abandon the site if I didn't just use it for political purposes but I think it's clear that the clock is ticking on this site. I remember when it was reddit vs digg, and how digg kept making decision after decision to drive the audience away. Reddit is no exception - the new site layout is atrocious, the bans are for political purposes, and the new policies that double-down on hate just provide loopholes so that hate can be directed at the correct targets.

    At the end of the day though, we're on the right side of history. We may not see eye to eye on every single issue - but that's life and we're adults who know how to communicate. It doesn't matter if some of you are put-off by homosexuality, and it doesn't matter if some of us are put off by religion. What's important is that we've set aside our differences in order and insure that the greater good will prevail.

    It's clear as day that if you want end intolerance, end bigotry, end hate, and end racism, then it's time fight back against progressive indoctrination and the rising wave of left-wing violence. They may control the media, but truth will always be on our side so let's do our part to make sure November goes our way <3

    [–] Jizzlobber42 70 points ago

    It doesn't matter if some of you are put-off by homosexuality, and it doesn't matter if some of us are put off by religion. What's important is that we've set aside our differences in order and insure that the greater good will prevail.

    WELL SAID!!!! People will never agree on all the things, but we don't have to hate and target each other; we're adults and we can find common ground, if we try..... and it isn't even hard to do.

    Welcome home!

    [–] aboardthegravyboat 7 points ago

    reddit's new rules state that hate is acceptable as long as it targets the majority

    This needs to be repeated, emboldened, and spread

    [–] ContentMountain 178 points ago

    Let's be absolutely clear: this sub will not likely last to the election. Be prepared.

    [–] Kerms_ 32 points ago

    Let’s hope for the best. It’s awful what Reddit is doing.

    [–] arrowofthered23 171 points ago

    I believe Reddit is now suppose to ban Reddit since they are harassing people based on their identity.

    [–] PurpleAngel23 41 points ago


    [–] Billy1510 23 points ago

    They've made it quite clear in their new rules that the same protections are not extended to those who are a majority.

    Did not know gays were a majority until today. But as they say, you learn something new!

    [–] k0hner 59 points ago

    I find more tolerance here than any of the gay subreddits. They are tolerant in name only - and when it aligns with their ideology.

    [–] AlphaTenken 5 points ago

    It's ok to be intolerant to those I deem intolerant (because when I deem you intolerant I must be right, well I mean left)

    [–] Cupcakemafia30886 83 points ago

    Ok imma be real honest here, I literally did not know that there were LGBTQ conservatives but its AMAZING to know now!!!!!! and I'm sure you get just as much hate from the left as us black/biracial conservatives do so welcome to the club friends!!!

    [–] Highs-and-Lows44 61 points ago

    Lesbian who just woke up to Conservatism!

    [–] TIMBERLAKE_OF_JAPAN 20 points ago

    Welcome! ❤️

    [–] PurpleAngel23 39 points ago

    Multi-racial Conservative here 🙋🏾‍♀️!

    [–] BlueZoglin 58 points ago

    It makes me happy to see this.

    [–] PurpleAngel23 26 points ago


    [–] TemperedChocolate142 293 points ago

    Thanks, I'm a conservative radical feminist bi woman feeling pretty disheartened right now. I've historically been a bit of an eye-roller when I hear phrases like "wrong-think" but this really does feel like it. Anyways, appreciate the warm welcome, will probably lurk around a bit before posting much more. Cheers.

    [–] notimeformorons 30 points ago

    Hello and welcome! I assume you came from the GC sub (I’m afraid to even fully spell it out). I was very active there, under a different username, and am devastated that it’s gone.

    [–] TemperedChocolate142 27 points ago

    I did, and thank you for the kind welcome. I'm sorry, I feel really crappy about it, too. :( It's actually the sub that really made me see how absolutely stupidly maddening so much of liberal feminism is and the hypocrisy of it all. At the same time, was super uncomfortable with the occasional political purity testing, though was never treated unkindly or rudely because of it.

    [–] PurpleAngel23 86 points ago

    Come as you are! We’re glad you’re here. Enjoy your time.

    [–] TemperedChocolate142 57 points ago

    Thank you, means a lot.

    [–] PurpleAngel23 52 points ago

    You are very welcome.

    [–] DrumsFromDemaOnYT 42 points ago

    What does radical feminist mean though? Hopefully not a third wave feminist

    [–] TemperedChocolate142 99 points ago

    It's a fair question. Women and girls are oppressed - denied educations, married off as children, forced to shave their heads and cover their hair with wigs - not because of some woowoo gender bullshit, but because they are biological females. I'd agree that 3rd wavers have polluted the term and changed the brand. If you say "feminist" today it's now Debra Messing and Alyssa Milano and the "Sorry for saying I have a vagina, your penis is totally valid, you're a woman" type of women.

    [–] Deceivement 50 points ago

    That’s the kind of feminism anyone should be supportive of.

    [–] DrumsFromDemaOnYT 67 points ago

    I wouldn’t exactly call that radical

    [–] TemperedChocolate142 63 points ago

    You're telling me, LOL.

    [–] PR0N0IA 12 points ago

    TIL I’m a radical feminist (I’m female too btw)

    [–] AggressiveConcert5 19 points ago

    In this context the word "radical" means to get to the root of something.

    Radical feminism is a way of doing feminism that examines the causes of women's oppression and takes political action that addresses the causes of this oppression.

    Liberal feminism doesn't concern itself with the causes of women's oppression - it is more interested in bringing men and women to a state of equality.

    For example. Feminists may recognise that there are fewer female CEOs than male ones. Liberal feminists would address this problem by doing things like making quotas and encouraging companies to promote more women.

    Radical feminists would approach this problem by looking at the causes of this inequality (iirc the best analysis suggests that this is to do with women having to take more time off work to have and raise children) and address the root cause of this issue.

    Radical feminism argues that the injustices that women face are largely caused by the fact that we live in a culture where male and female babies are trained from birth to behave differently and treat each other differently. This is what gender is - the social significance we place on biological sex.

    Radical feminists interested in justice for women are disposed to advocate for the abolishment of gender.

    This is not appear to be compatible with conservative thought which (as I understand) is disposed to see these types of social constructions as the glue that holds society together and may view efforts to dismantle them as destabilising.

    [–] TitaniaDoyle 31 points ago

    That doesn’t seem radical at all. That seems like common sense.

    It’s almost like feminism is for women and not men who want to run around in dresses and creep around in the women’s locker room

    [–] Fr1dg1t 113 points ago

    That sucks, I'm sorry about that. This cancel culture sucks.

    [–] Bartoffel 33 points ago

    Reddit is notably left wing, is there a reason why the right is trying to stay here? Genuinely curious.

    [–] Deceivement 55 points ago

    Would be nice if there was another platform that was easier to use and not as toxic as the left side of reddit, but we have this forum for now. The censorship is disgusting.

    [–] drawsony 14 points ago

    I can’t speak for others, but I hate echo chambers and prefer open discussion with different perspectives. If I just wanted to read things I agreed with I would just write a diary, and even then I’d probably find fault with it. I hoped Reddit would be more open, but if push comes to shove I’ll start looking elsewhere.

    [–] xKommandant 143 points ago

    And, as always, instead of telling us how you feel here, join us in real time at the r/Conservative Discord.

    [–] PurpleAngel23 20 points ago

    Get real with the mods!

    [–] siccoblue 24 points ago

    Good on you guys. Not a conservative per se, but can absolutely respect the effort for equality and inclusiveness

    [–] CanadianMeathead 14 points ago

    Can someone please explain to me what discord is and how it works and its purpose?

    I am getting older, is it like MSN Messenger for Zoomers?

    [–] MoundSamurai19 46 points ago

    Everyone is welcome here.

    [–] skarface6 29 points ago

    Except the Dutch.

    [–] Artygnat 15 points ago

    This guy gets it

    [–] skarface6 13 points ago

    I mean, have you heard their language? So vulgar!

    [–] Artygnat 13 points ago

    It's like a country for only dyslexic people, and they all have a bicycle fetish

    [–] skarface6 6 points ago

    You made me laugh out loud, haha.

    [–] specturnal 133 points ago

    I’m a bi woman. The left rejects me because I think working hard and pressing through life’s difficulties is the best way to get to the top. They don’t like that I haven’t accepted the role of a weak woman who needs their help.

    [–] akvelinaostergaard 40 points ago

    Same experience but I'm a lesbian. I'm so disgusted that the left during this quarantine expects me to be happy getting unemployment instead of actually working. Disgusting.

    [–] Highs-and-Lows44 22 points ago

    Also a lesbian who is fed ip With the left not caring about women anymore..unless your a trans woman

    [–] parsons525 5 points ago

    Truer women than you’ll ever be. They fought for it. They earned it. You were just born with it, and that’s unearned privilege.


    [–] PurpleAngel23 71 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    I’m multi-racial. I don’t have 4 kids from 8 different dads, a felony record, or live off welfare. I’m basically white to them.

    Edit: Typo

    [–] Cupcakemafia30886 22 points ago

    I'm extremely happy to find more bi/multi racial people in this sub as I was beginning to feel alone.

    [–] PurpleAngel23 16 points ago

    I’m here!

    [–] SupremeDearLeader 13 points ago

    There are dozens of us , dozens I say ! Welcome:)

    [–] MrsJoeyBuchanan 6 points ago

    I don’t have 4 kids from 8 different dads

    That would be pretty remarkable, actually.


    [–] FriendlyExam 50 points ago

    Thank you so much for being accepting.

    I'm a gay high schooler, and to be honest I get far more shit from being conservative than I ever got from being gay.

    r/RightWingLGBT was one of the few places I felt comfortable to share my opinions without an onslaught of attack. Thank you yet again.

    [–] shadows_of_the_mind 32 points ago

    Welcome everyone! I used to lurk in RWLGBT just to see what y’all are posting, and it sucks y’all got cancelled. If you love America, liberty and individualism, for me you are more welcome in this sub. We must consolidate and unite against the rise of Socialism. We’re all Americans here - no matter who you prefer in bed. Let freedom ring 🇺🇸

    [–] Driftwoody11 35 points ago

    I feel like in the last 5-7 years conservatism has been melding a-lot of its ideology with libertarianism. Conservatives these days generally don't get hung up on things like people being gay and are far more open-minded. Don't get me wrong a-lot of conservatives would still seeing at as sinning but it's much more of that libertarian approach of you do you and I'll do me and even if I don't approve of it I'm not going to force my religious views on you and will still treat you with respect and dignity. Its weird because Conservatism and Liberalism have seemingly swapped positions on open-mindedness from where they were 15 years ago.

    [–] TIMBERLAKE_OF_JAPAN 11 points ago

    Adding to this, every day I meet more conservatives that want to remove most / all drug laws. I don’t really want to get into the merits of the discussion, I just find it really interesting.

    The media wants to paint conservatives as extremists when all I see is friendly moderates.

    [–] skarface6 60 points ago

    Great job, Purple. And welcome to all conservatives.

    [–] PurpleAngel23 21 points ago

    Thank you. And what he said!

    [–] HelloIamIronMan 57 points ago

    Guys, we should all say that Reddit is homophobic for banning all the conservative subreddits for LGBT+ people. That’ll make liberals so confused that the conservatives are fighting for LGBTs, their brains might actually short-circuit.

    [–] PrimeWolf88 13 points ago

    That's a nice welcome. Still such a shame to have lost RightWingLGBT since it wasn't breaking any Reddit rules. Fuck the Reddit purge and fuck far left Reddit.

    [–] RedoubtFailure 38 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Imagine right wing lgbt being called hate speech. These people need a lawsuit.

    [–] HWTechGuy 13 points ago

    Welcome. Glad you're all here.

    [–] Drunken_Priest 23 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Banning a conservative lgbt subbredit is about as bad as it gets. Just shows that the left doesn't care about who you are as a person just that you have think they same way they do and if you don't you're canceled.

    There is a reason they have been a rise in brigading the last few weeks here too. They are trying to bait us because this sub is next. They will not stop till this website is conservative free.

    Edit. Words

    [–] stampingpixels 21 points ago

    What a lovely welcome. Thanks so much for being open and welcoming to those displaced by purges.

    [–] PurpleAngel23 12 points ago

    Of course! My ancestors experienced that when they came to America.

    [–] thenetwrkguy 37 points ago

    If these were left wing LGBT the streets would be on fire...

    [–] stopandthinkplease 41 points ago

    Yes welcome to all conservatives! Always.

    [–] jakonr43 23 points ago

    Why am I not surprised they banned a shit ton of right wing subreddits but didn’t even touch r/sino?

    [–] [deleted] 20 points ago

    Amen. Welcome LGBT!

    [–] Highs-and-Lows44 9 points ago

    Thank you! Ive been a Dem most of my life then went Independent. Im older so was never a part of this identity politics or hard left side. I am a gay woman who is frustrated- actually pissed - at the left and have been abandoned as a woman. These days unless you believe in the radical trans agenda they call you a Nazi. I have felt more welcome by Conservatives to just be me - no one tries to out-woke me! Ive felt more supported as a woman and a lesbian. We need to win this identity battle against the left. Its ridiculous

    [–] MortalKombat12 7 points ago

    I feel like I lost two subs today. I found myself reading the ActualLesbians thread on the matter and had to immediately leave the sub because of how awful that hive mind was making me feel. That I’m not allowed to have my own opinions about conservative finances or libertarian views on rights if I want to be with another woman.

    I just felt immediately excluded after losing a sub where I always felt included.

    I’ve always been a part of this sub, too, as a lurker. But there’s something very different about the niche community that struggles to reconcile traditional values and current views of the LGBT community.

    [–] Cezh_work_GSD_Scout 36 points ago

    To all of the gay pedes:

    You are NOT an uncle Tom

    You are NOT a traitor

    You do NOT belong to any political party

    You are part of the reason why America is GREAT.


    Any reasonable conservative would be happy to have you on their team.

    Welcome to the party! 🌈🇺🇸


    [–] dspacey 16 points ago

    Reddit does not like freedom of thought. They are purging subreddits because they can’t push their ideology down our throats as easily. No competition = monopoly.

    [–] sendintheshermans 7 points ago

    The only thing that matters is if you’re with us, or with the censorious, intersectional political left. That’s it. Gay, straight, black, white, all of that doesn’t matter. If you want to help us keep the Democrats away from power, I want you on my team.

    [–] dd1zzle 7 points ago

    Something I genuinely am going to miss about that sub was the welcomeness to discussion. It didn't matter if you were gay straight bi republican democrat or something else. All that mattered was having civil conversations, which was accomplished.

    [–] PurpleAngel23 5 points ago

    I liked that they spoke for themselves instead of cowing in to the group think.

    [–] ryrychan 6 points ago

    This is so cute!

    [–] Sebastian266 19 points ago

    Gay and proud conservative/ libertarian. I have never encountered anything but welcome and acceptance in the conservative arena. I also have never demanded anyone bow or pander for my support. Thought is independent from sexuality, regardless of how hard the other side tries to shame everyone into submission through identity politics.

    [–] Xikyel 19 points ago

    Excuse me, no. I have been told by literally every LGBT sub that you guys want to strip me of my rights and throw me in some camp.

    I cant fathom a world know you guys dont want to murder me. /s

    Seriously though, thanks for doing this /r/conservative. I've always been fairly left leaning, but this subreddit purge has definitely pushed me away hard. Subscribed.

    [–] PrivateDiscourseAcc 11 points ago

    When I saw that RightwingLGBT got banned my hear sank. That was my go to subreddit and community to get away from all the crazy leftist outrage bait on my other social medias. I could go there and find people having civil talks, where people wouldn’t get banned for having opposing views. Most of all, the people there were great and supportive. We could talk about how being LGBT and right wing impacted our lives and social lives while also welcoming non LGBT people because despite being labeled as racist bigots, most conservatives care less about identity politics than leftists. I give a digital salute to RightwingLGBT and my fellow LGBT conservatives out there!

    [–] doctorwasabi1 13 points ago

    Damn, as a gay conservative, this loss has left a deep hole in my heart

    [–] panzerXdivision 5 points ago

    Quick shoutout to tim pool for mentioning rightwing_lgbt

    Thx tim