Last week LGBTQ activists in New York City chanted they were “here, queer and coming for your children.” The video can be seen below:
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This follows a performance by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir about the LGBTQ activists targeting kids:
NBC News published a story in an attempt to discount the chant, but it seemed to have the opposite effect.
NBC News said the voice chanting they were “coming for your children” came from one person and noted it isn’t clear if that person is a member of the LGBTQ community.
After attempting to discredit and discount the disturbing chant, NBC News followed by quoting the original organizer of the NYC Drag March. A person called Brian Griffin said in the past he chanted things like, “kill, kill, kill, we’re coming to kill the mayor” and shared jokes about pubic hair and sex toys. Griffin added people at the march regularly sing “God is a lesbian.”
Then, again, after attempting to brush aside the “coming for your children” chant NBC News noted that it has “been used for years,” according to longtime march attendees and gay rights activists. According to the story, it is “one of many provocative expressions used to regain control of slurs against LGBTQ people.”
So, after discounting the fact the chant was said, attempting to say it was just one lone person chanting it — NBC News admitted it is a chant that the LGBTQ activists have used for years. And then, they said it is LGBTQ activists who are the victim in all of this.
“The intense reaction to the video has scared some attendees,” NBC News said, adding some activists insist it was “taken out of context.”
We’re not sure what the proper context for “we’re coming for your children” would be.
Last year, people at the march chanted “10 percent is not enough: Groom! Groom! Groom!” according to Gothamist. According to NBC News, photos from the march show people with signs that read:
“Groom Cisises” and “Trans, your greatest fear, your biggest fantasy.”