"Well, we can get votes too,"
Ryan Murphy is probably the biggest producer of LGBT appealing content on television. His series Glee had a big impact of LGBT youth with its storylines as did his American Horror Story. His latest, Pose, is a groundbreaking look at the transgender community. So it's no wonder that he wants to do something about anti-LGBT politicians.
Murphy received the Hero Award at the 2018 TrevorLIVE Los Angeles on Monday and in his acceptance speech he vowed to launch a multi-million dollar organization to get hateful conservatives out by 2020. He noted the impact voters had on the 2018 midterm election.
“One after one, anti-LGBTQ candidates who made hate speech and ideology part of their legacy fell away,” said Murphy. “Over 20 anti-LGBTQ right-wing politicians and their horrifying views were gone in a day … and they were replaced by allies.”
He asked why people don't target the ones causing the problems? "The homophobes, the trans naysayers and the small restricted and dangerous minds who are causing so many young people to needlessly hate themselves and doubt themselves?” he asked. “I want these hateful and wrong politicians to go, and stop polluting our moral and ethical ether,”
“I have to say to them, ‘well, we can get votes too,’” Murphy said.
He added: “We are going to send a message which says you cannot make discrimination against us a political virtue anymore. You cannot keep killing our vulnerable young people by promoting and nationalizing your rural, close-minded anti-constitutional viewpoints.”
Murphy named conservative lawmakers Mike Lee, Susan Collins, Lindsay Graham, Steve King as some of the politicians he will be working to oust from their seats.
Here’s footage of Murphy’s speech: