Mike Huckabee ‘jokes’ about transgender man who was raped and murdered
Nick Duffy 6th February 2017, 8:00 PM
Pro-Trump Republican Mike Huckabee is under fire after cracking an anti-LGBT ‘joke’ .
Huckabee, who launched a failed Presidential campaign for President in 2015, made the comments after the Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made an emotional speech opposing Trump’s migrant ban.
The former Governor of Arkansas mocked Schumer, tweeting: “Breaking news from Hollywood! Sen. Chuck Schumer cast in lead role for remake of Boys Don’t Cry.”
Boys Don’t Cry is the 1999 film based on the real-life story of Brandon Teena, a trans man who was brutally murdered by two men in a hate crime incident.
Mr Teena was raped, shot in the head and stabbed in the chest by two ex-convicts after they discovered he was biologically female.
There was no federal LGBT hate crime law at the time of the murder, and the GOP continued to block attempts to put one in place for another decade – until President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in the face of of Republican opposition.
Unsurprisingly, people were not quite rolling on the floor laughing at the ‘joke’ about how a man crying is somehow like a transgender person who was raped and shot in the head.http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/02/06/mike-huckabee-jokes-about-transgender-man-who-was-raped-and-murdered/