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Milo Yiannopoulos’s self-published book is all about how mean everyone is to him – Quartz

Milo Yiannopoulos doesnt care. He doesnt care that the mainstream media hates him, that the alt-right hates him, that feminists hate him. Hes so over it that hes written 250 pages devoted entirely to the various parties who vilify him.

Dangerous, the autobiography by the former Breitbart editor and proud internet troll, will be released on July 4. Originally set for a March debut, the book was dropped by Simon & Schuster in February after an interview with Yiannopoulos surfaced in which he appeared to brush off pedophilia. Now Yiannopoulos is self-publishing Dangerous, which has been hovering in the top 20 books on Amazon this month.

Based on its first 50 pages (provided to Quartz by a publicist for Yiannopoulos), Dangerous is not so much filled with the authors patented hate-speech, as early critics anticipated, as it is with his hate for the mainstream media and the left. Most of all, though, the book is about the worlds hate for the man who has referred to Islam as AIDS and feminism as cancer.

Yiannopoulos begins the book by addressing the controversy that cost him his deal with Simon & Schuster, plainly stating that he doesnt condone pedophilia or hebephilia. He calls himself a victim of sexual abuse, but then writes:

The only way I can truly be a victim is to wallow in what happened and let it define me. If youre reading this, and you have been abused, and you are wallowing, I will give you the most important piece of advice I have: get over it. Move on.

He adds, There are real victims out there, and together, you and I are going to fight for them. Were going to do so without self-pity, without a cult of victimhood, and certainly without safe spaces.

Despite his distaste for victimhood, Yiannopoulos does a lot to paint himself as a victima fabulous but misunderstood personality relentlessly targeted by the media and the political left. The excerpt provided by Yiannopouloss publicist includes three separate introductions and the first two chapters are titled Why the Progressive Left Hates Me and Why the Alt-Right Hates Me. The remaining chapters are named for other groups that reportedly hate the author, including feminists, Black Lives Matter, the media, establishment gays, and Muslims. One exception to the convention is a chapter on gamers, who do not, apparently, hate Yiannopoulos.

He goes on to inform his readers that they are victims of a cultural elite. He writes that the movie 10 Years a Slave (sicits actually 12) is proof that a kind white man has no place in popular culture. White men cant dance, jump or sexually satisfy their partners, he writes. These are all socially acceptable jokes.

The book reads largely as a defense of Yiannopouloss unabashed brand of conservative contempt and scorn for the press. His mandate to his readers is [fight] for your right to speak freely, honestly, and rudely, no matter who doesnt like it. For those readers already turned onto his particular venom, the book could work. He makes a compelling appeal to people (namely straight white men) who feel left out of what he calls a league table of oppression.

Hes also deeply critical of college campus culture, writing:

The practitioners of the new political correctness are not equipped for a world in which individuals can disagree with what is deemed appropriate thought. They rely on silencing the opposition with hysterics, instead of winning with superior ideas. Purposefully or unwittingly, a generation of Americans now exists that is terrified of critical thinking.

Of course what the author does not offer, at least in these 50 pages, is how to achieve that level of open discourse through saying whatever one wants at whatever time. Though he writes that the art of trolling lies in debunking some untruth or exposing wrongdoing or hypocrisy, its not clear how he has elevated the level of critical thinking. Its likewise unclear how calling actor Leslie Jones a barely literate black dude passes for debunking. What Yiannopoulos has missed is that belligerence itself is not a superior idea.

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Restaurant Cancels Milo Yiannopoulos’ Book Release Party – Out Magazine

Milo Yiannopoulos has learned that it isnt easy to find a New York venue to host a party promoting his new bookespecially Saturday night of Pride Week. The outspoken, alt-right commentator allegedly misrepresented his party as a pride event to secure his first-choice venue Jue Lan Club, a dim sum restaurant in the LGBTQ-friendly Chelsea neighborhood. When the owner discovered Yiannopouloss deception, he canceled the reservation.

I had no idea this was booked, Stratis Morfogen, proprietor of Jue Lan Club, told Page Six. It was told to us it was a gay pride event. We don’t get involved or take sides with politics, religion, etc.”

While the party went ahead at another venue, Yiannopoulos took to his website to blame liberals who he believed pressured his first choice into canceling the event. Angry, bitter leftists have seized control over the Pride celebration and made it a political statement against President Trump, Yiannopoulos said.

Yiannopouloss inflammatory remarks have placed him increasingly at odds with the mainstream public. In February, UC Berkley canceled a speaking engagement with the alt-right spokesperson after protests erupted on the campus. Shortly afterwards, Simon & Schuster, the original publishers of Dangerous, dropped Yiannopoulos after he gave an interview in which he appeared to make light of pedophilia.

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Queer Villains Remind Us That Gay Does Not Always Equal Good – Slate Magazine (blog)

Milo Yiannopoulos waits to speak at an Alt Right protest of Muslim activist Linda Sarsour on April 25, 2017 in New York City.

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Say what you will about 2016that it was a reeking dumpster fire, maybe, or a malfunctioning computer that needed to be turned off and rebootedbut the year thrust a few magnificent villains into the spotlight. There was Peter Thiel, a dead-eyed billionaire who called his bid to a help a racist millionaire destroy a news outlet philanthropic, and who didnt exactly not say hed suck teen blood for immortality. We also got Milo Yiannopoulos, a Nazi-sympathizing bizarro Ken doll with a British accent and a talent for turning the internets latent undercurrents of hate into waves of violent threats.

These men are more than just bad actors on the national stage: They seek influence and use it for evil means, then show no remorse. They are comic booklevel villains. And they also happen to be two of the most visible gay men in America.

Neither Thiels gayness nor Yiannopoulos are incidental to their rise to infamy. Dangerous Faggot is Yiannopoulos preferred moniker and the name of his controversy-ridden campus speaking tour. PayPal co-founder Thiel was barely known outside Silicon Valley until he funneled millions of dollars into Hulk Hogans lawsuit against Gawker, which successfully sunk the news site. He had no connection to Hogan, a known homophobe. But Gawker had once written a blog post about Thiels sexuality, and though Thiel was already out at the time, he claimed to be a victim of the sites bullying. In other words, his fame stemmed directly from his sexuality. These men are not closeted or quietly gay homosexuals: They are here, they are queer, and they would probably object to my use of that term, associated as it is with the kind of pan-LGBTQ identity politics both despise.

And yet, these gay villains were called upon to foreground their queerdom in their shared fight to elect Donald Trump. Each had his part to play. Yiannopoulos further inflamed the festering staph infection that is Breitbart News and helped equate racist, sexist, and xenophobic harassment with acceptable public discourse. Thiel poured at least $1.25 million into Trumps campaign and spoke in Trumps support at the Republican National Convention. In that address, Thiel both highlighted and downplayed his quasi-historic speaking slot. I am proud to be gay, Thiel said. But also, LGBTQ rights are the focus of fake culture wars that only distract us from oureconomic decline.

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Yiannopoulos, meanwhile, became a go-to voice of the alt-right, which helped make white men scared for their own supremacy. He encouraged them get their anger out by bashing black actresses just for being black and female, and by voting for a man who seemed to hate women and immigrants as much as they did. Because he is gay, Yiannopoulos was able to appoint himself a leather-clad, popper-sniffing best friend who gives straight bigots permission to call progressive queer people faggots and use the phrase thats so gay as an insult. Thiel and Yiannopoulos are palatable to the right wing because theyre white, male, and ideological extremists, but their villainy is enhanced, not mitigated, by their queerness. Their endorsement of a party that works at every turn to impede the rights of LGBTQ people allows straight conservatives to badmouth queers and feel justified because a gay told them it was OK.

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When Harvey Milk implored fellow gays in 1978 to come out, he argued that gay visibility would break down the myths and destroy the lies and distortions that undergird homophobic discrimination and violence. People who dont think they know any gay people find it easier to believe in a monolithic queerness that rests on stereotypes of amorality and sexual predation, the argument went. Such overtly hostile myths about gay people have dissipated a bit (at least for white and cisgender queers), but coming out in public is still a powerful way to add further humanity and depth to the mainstream understanding of queer life. Every time a person comes out, the public definition of queerness expands.

Queer representation in pop culture, though still sparse, is more widespread and diverse than its ever been. Weve got old-school butch Lea DeLaria acting alongside sexy newcomer Samira Wiley on a hit Netflix show in its fifth season, a Best Picturewinning depiction of the developing identity of one black gay man, and a genderqueer showrunner producing a series thats cast more transgender actors than weve ever had the privilege of watching onscreen. These famous LGBTQ faces, along with political trailblazers like Sarah McBride and Tammy Baldwin, have broadened the multiplicity of visible queer lives in America, giving members of the general public more data points to incorporate into their internal sketches of what a queer person is in 2017.

Gay villains serve a related purpose. Within the queer world, villains like Yiannopoulos and Thieland Caitlyn Jenner, another famous Trump supporter who has graciously excused the actions of transphobes on behalf of the LGBTQ communityare fantastic reminders of the ugliness that lies within our ranks, hidden by rainbow flags and an equality narrative based on love. Queers have staged protests at several recent Pride celebrations, demanding an end to the involvement of war profiteers, corporations that fund private prisons and oil pipelines, and police forces that disproportionately kill and harass LGBTQ people of color. They have been met with scorn and indignation from gay people who say the protests are too divisive and disruptive of a celebratory event. AIDS activist Mark S. King and famed ACT UP veteran Peter Staley have issued smart responses to those critiques, noting that a large segment of gays in the 80s resented ACT UP for being loud and inconvenient instead of acquiescing to respectability politics. Now, ACT UP activists are widely revered as heroes.

All of which is to say: The community is already divided, and everyone under the LGBTQ umbrella doesnt belong in the same political tent. There are gays who would rather cheer on cops and corporations than support their fellow queers in valid protest. There are gays who would rather safeguard their billion-dollar fortunes and embrace an admitted sexual predator than pick up the mantle of LGBTQ equality. There are gays who feel more affinity with straight, homophobic racists than with other gays.

The elevated public profiles of Yiannopoulos and Thiel have inspired difficult intra-community conversations that might not have otherwise arisen. When Out magazine gave Yiannopoulos a silly photoshoot and fluffy profile treatment last September, members of the LGBTQ media (including two Slate staffers) signed a petition opposing those who would sell out the community to promote toxicity for clicks and profits. When he said that lesbians are just needing a good dicking, he brought the misogyny thats often excused in gay male communities into bright daylight. When Thiel asked Who cares? about transgender bathroom accessits a distraction from ourreal problems, he saidit prompted some queers to question who gets included and who gets left out when prominent gays refer to the collective we, us, and our. Thiel may be more visible and easily reviled than most contemporary gays, but his anti-trans views are echoed by smaller-time villains, like executive producers of Pride celebrations, in our midst. Seeing evil gays on our TV screens makes it easier to believe that the threat doesnt just come from the likes of Mike Pence and Pat McCrory. Sometimes, the call is coming from inside the house.

This is a good lesson for straights to learn, too. I have long believed that women will not have achieved full gender equality until we make up half the worlds mass murderers and sex offenders. (Not that I would advocate for more mass murderers and sex offenders, but I do wish, kind of, that women made up a greater share.) If people believed women to be capable of terrible violence, they might believe us to be capable of everything elsethe presidency, for instance. Visible gay villains teach the world that queers arent all lovable Ellen DeGenereses, glamorous Laverne Coxes, sharp-witted Anderson Coopers, and goofy Neil Patrick Harrises. Equality means having the freedom and power to be just as fucked up and insufferable as anyone else.

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MILO Unveils DANGEROUS Billboard in Center of Media World


Former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO revealed a billboard for his book DANGEROUS just blocks from the offices of Simon & Schuster.

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Milo Yiannopoulos’s Book Party Moved After Being Booked as Gay … – Advocate.com

Milo Yiannopoulos has alienated any friends he might have had it by allaccounts has not been his day, his month, or even his year.

The scheduled Saturday launch party for theformer Breitbart editor and gay alt-right troll’s new book, Dangerous, had to relocated after the owner of the Jue Lan Club in New York City discovered the nature of the event.

Club owner Stratis Morfogen felt hosting Yiannopoulos would alienate his customers in the heavily LGBT Chelsea neighborhood. “I had no idea this was booked. It was told to us it was a gay pride event,” the restaurateur toldPage Six.

Although the event was not part of NYC Pride, it involved one particularly proud gay. “Angry, bitter leftistshave seized control over the Pride celebration and made it a political statement against President Trump,” said Yiannopoulos. “I am throwing a party for the outcasts, the rebels, and the gay conservatives who speak, think, and live free of liberal demands.”

Yiannopoulos’s publicist didn’t sing the same unapologetic tune. He kept the party’s new location a secret, tellingPage Six,”I don’t want to tell anyone. In New York there is no room for other opinions.”

Yiannopoulos, who is known for transphobic rhetoric and inciting his fans to make racist statements,wasdisinvited from the Conservative Political Action Conferencethis year after videos surfaced of him defending sex between men and underage boys, and then Simon & Schuster canceled his book deal. Dangerous is now being self-published and already has 65,000 preorders. It’s predicted that upon release, it will top best-seller lists.

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MILO’s ‘Coming Out Conservative’ Event Cancelled by Restaurant Following Protests


Former Breitbart Senior Editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ “Coming Out Conservative” event has been canceled by a restaurant following left-wing protests, prompting a change of venue.

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Milo Yiannopoulos’ ‘Coming Out Conservative’ event forced to … – Washington Times

Former Breitbart technology editor Milo Yiannopoulos departure from the website has not halted threats against his public appearances.

A Coming out Conservative party planned for Saturday at New Yorks Jue Lan Club was relocated on Friday due to security threats. The event, which coincides with Pride Week, was moved to an undisclosed location to deter the kind of violence that erupted prior to his Feb. 1 speech at UC Berkeley.

Across the country, gay conservatives have been warned that they are not welcomed at Pride this year, the provocateur said in a statement on Friday, The Daily Caller reported. Angry, bitter leftists have seized control over the celebration and made it a political statement against President Trump.

Mr. Yiannopoulos told 200 guests not to disclose the new venue as a means of avoiding a similar situation with activists.

The Jue Lan Club chose to buckle under to leftists, which never works in the long run because leftists are never satisfied, Mr. Yiannopoulosadded.

Jue Lan Club did not respond to the Daily Callers request for comment.

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After getting dropped by Simon & Schuster, Milo Yiannopoulos to self-publish his memoir – National Post

After his $250,000 book deal was dropped by Simon & Schuster in February, and he could not find a single publisher willing to take it on, conservative mouthpiece Milo Yiannopoulos has decided to go to business with his biggest fan: himself.

Yiannopoulos will be self-publishing his memoir, titled Dangerous, for July 4, through his own Dangerous Books. Lol.

Its new Amazon description reads,The liberal media machine did everything they could to keep this book out of your hands. Now, finally, Dangerous, the most controversial book of the decade, is tearing down safe spaces everywhere.

So, in case you didnt catch that, its very, very dangerous.

As much heat as its faced however, the book currently sits at the top of Amazons bestseller list with pre-sales.

When it was dropped by Simon & Schuster earlier this year, the company had been facing major public criticism suggesting it was supporting Yiannopouloss political views. At the time,his inflammatory comments in regards to pedophilia had resurfaced, and he was also uninvited from the Conservative Political Action Conference.

With the original news that the publisher had offered Yiannopoulos a book deal, over 100 authors objected, with Roxane Gay even pulling her book from the publisher, writing in a blog post that the companymade a business decision the same way they made a business decision when they decided to publish that man in the first place. I see what they are willing to tolerate and I stand against all of it.

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SJWs Give Milo Something Invaluable: A Bad BuzzFeed Review


BuzzFeed criticized former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO’s new book Dangerous, calling it “awful” and complaining that it didn’t dish any dirt on Breitbart News after receiving a leaked early draft.

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Milo Yiannopoulos’s self-published book is all about how mean everyone is to him – Quartz

Milo Yiannopoulos doesnt care. He doesnt care that the mainstream media hates him, that the alt-right hates him, that feminists hate him. Hes so over it that hes written 250 pages devoted entirely to the various parties who vilify him. Dangerous, the autobiography by the former Breitbart editor and proud internet troll, will be released on July 4. Originally set for a March debut, the book was dropped by Simon & Schuster in February after an interview with Yiannopoulos surfaced in which he appeared to brush off pedophilia. Now Yiannopoulos is self-publishing Dangerous, which has been hovering in the top 20 books on Amazon this month. Based on its first 50 pages (provided to Quartz by a publicist for Yiannopoulos), Dangerous is not so much filled with the authors patented hate-speech, as early critics anticipated, as it is with his hate for the mainstream media and the left. Most of all, though, the book is about the worlds hate for the man who has referred to Islam as AIDS and feminism as cancer. Yiannopoulos begins the book by addressing the controversy that cost him his deal with Simon & Schuster, plainly stating that he doesnt condone pedophilia or hebephilia. He calls himself a victim of sexual abuse, but then writes: The only way I can truly be a victim is to wallow in what happened and let it define me. If youre reading this, and you have been abused, and you are wallowing, I will give you the most important piece of advice I have: get over it. Move on. He adds, There are real victims out there, and together, you and I are going to fight for them. Were going to do so without self-pity, without a cult of victimhood, and certainly without safe spaces. Despite his distaste for victimhood, Yiannopoulos does a lot to paint himself as a victima fabulous but misunderstood personality relentlessly targeted by the media and the political left. The excerpt provided by Yiannopouloss publicist includes three separate introductions and the first two chapters are titled Why the Progressive Left Hates Me and Why the Alt-Right Hates Me. The remaining chapters are named for other groups that reportedly hate the author, including feminists, Black Lives Matter, the media, establishment gays, and Muslims. One exception to the convention is a chapter on gamers, who do not, apparently, hate Yiannopoulos. He goes on to inform his readers that they are victims of a cultural elite. He writes that the movie 10 Years a Slave (sicits actually 12) is proof that a kind white man has no place in popular culture. White men cant dance, jump or sexually satisfy their partners, he writes. These are all socially acceptable jokes. The book reads largely as a defense of Yiannopouloss unabashed brand of conservative contempt and scorn for the press. His mandate to his readers is [fight] for your right to speak freely, honestly, and rudely, no matter who doesnt like it. For those readers already turned onto his particular venom, the book could work. He makes a compelling appeal to people (namely straight white men) who feel left out of what he calls a league table of oppression. Hes also deeply critical of college campus culture, writing: The practitioners of the new political correctness are not equipped for a world in which individuals can disagree with what is deemed appropriate thought. They rely on silencing the opposition with hysterics, instead of winning with superior ideas. Purposefully or unwittingly, a generation of Americans now exists that is terrified of critical thinking. Of course what the author does not offer, at least in these 50 pages, is how to achieve that level of open discourse through saying whatever one wants at whatever time. Though he writes that the art of trolling lies in debunking some untruth or exposing wrongdoing or hypocrisy, its not clear how he has elevated the level of critical thinking. Its likewise unclear how calling actor Leslie Jones a barely literate black dude passes for debunking. What Yiannopoulos has missed is that belligerence itself is not a superior idea.

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Restaurant Cancels Milo Yiannopoulos’ Book Release Party – Out Magazine

Milo Yiannopoulos has learned that it isnt easy to find a New York venue to host a party promoting his new bookespecially Saturday night of Pride Week. The outspoken, alt-right commentator allegedly misrepresented his party as a pride event to secure his first-choice venue Jue Lan Club, a dim sum restaurant in the LGBTQ-friendly Chelsea neighborhood. When the owner discovered Yiannopouloss deception, he canceled the reservation. I had no idea this was booked, Stratis Morfogen, proprietor of Jue Lan Club, told Page Six. It was told to us it was a gay pride event. We don’t get involved or take sides with politics, religion, etc.” While the party went ahead at another venue, Yiannopoulos took to his website to blame liberals who he believed pressured his first choice into canceling the event. Angry, bitter leftists have seized control over the Pride celebration and made it a political statement against President Trump, Yiannopoulos said. Yiannopouloss inflammatory remarks have placed him increasingly at odds with the mainstream public. In February, UC Berkley canceled a speaking engagement with the alt-right spokesperson after protests erupted on the campus. Shortly afterwards, Simon & Schuster, the original publishers of Dangerous, dropped Yiannopoulos after he gave an interview in which he appeared to make light of pedophilia.

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Queer Villains Remind Us That Gay Does Not Always Equal Good – Slate Magazine (blog)

Milo Yiannopoulos waits to speak at an Alt Right protest of Muslim activist Linda Sarsour on April 25, 2017 in New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Say what you will about 2016that it was a reeking dumpster fire, maybe, or a malfunctioning computer that needed to be turned off and rebootedbut the year thrust a few magnificent villains into the spotlight. There was Peter Thiel, a dead-eyed billionaire who called his bid to a help a racist millionaire destroy a news outlet philanthropic, and who didnt exactly not say hed suck teen blood for immortality. We also got Milo Yiannopoulos, a Nazi-sympathizing bizarro Ken doll with a British accent and a talent for turning the internets latent undercurrents of hate into waves of violent threats. These men are more than just bad actors on the national stage: They seek influence and use it for evil means, then show no remorse. They are comic booklevel villains. And they also happen to be two of the most visible gay men in America. Neither Thiels gayness nor Yiannopoulos are incidental to their rise to infamy. Dangerous Faggot is Yiannopoulos preferred moniker and the name of his controversy-ridden campus speaking tour. PayPal co-founder Thiel was barely known outside Silicon Valley until he funneled millions of dollars into Hulk Hogans lawsuit against Gawker, which successfully sunk the news site. He had no connection to Hogan, a known homophobe. But Gawker had once written a blog post about Thiels sexuality, and though Thiel was already out at the time, he claimed to be a victim of the sites bullying. In other words, his fame stemmed directly from his sexuality. These men are not closeted or quietly gay homosexuals: They are here, they are queer, and they would probably object to my use of that term, associated as it is with the kind of pan-LGBTQ identity politics both despise. And yet, these gay villains were called upon to foreground their queerdom in their shared fight to elect Donald Trump. Each had his part to play. Yiannopoulos further inflamed the festering staph infection that is Breitbart News and helped equate racist, sexist, and xenophobic harassment with acceptable public discourse. Thiel poured at least $1.25 million into Trumps campaign and spoke in Trumps support at the Republican National Convention. In that address, Thiel both highlighted and downplayed his quasi-historic speaking slot. I am proud to be gay, Thiel said. But also, LGBTQ rights are the focus of fake culture wars that only distract us from oureconomic decline. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Yiannopoulos, meanwhile, became a go-to voice of the alt-right, which helped make white men scared for their own supremacy. He encouraged them get their anger out by bashing black actresses just for being black and female, and by voting for a man who seemed to hate women and immigrants as much as they did. Because he is gay, Yiannopoulos was able to appoint himself a leather-clad, popper-sniffing best friend who gives straight bigots permission to call progressive queer people faggots and use the phrase thats so gay as an insult. Thiel and Yiannopoulos are palatable to the right wing because theyre white, male, and ideological extremists, but their villainy is enhanced, not mitigated, by their queerness. Their endorsement of a party that works at every turn to impede the rights of LGBTQ people allows straight conservatives to badmouth queers and feel justified because a gay told them it was OK. LEO CALDWELL Increasing Trans Visibility Has a Downside: Pressure to Conform to Conventional Beauty Ideals CHRISTINA CAUTERUCCI Peter Thiel, Caitlyn Jenner, Milo YiannopoulosWhat Happens When Villains Become the Most Visible Queers? KIMBERLY WILLIAMS How Black Lives Matter Gave One Black, Queer Woman the Confidence to Be Visible in Appalachia EVAN URQUHART After Transitioning, I Want to Blend In. But My Lesbian Wife Still Wants to Be Out. NATHANIEL FRANK The Left Loves Visibility PoliticsEven When It Gets in the Way of Actual Progress When Harvey Milk implored fellow gays in 1978 to come out, he argued that gay visibility would break down the myths and destroy the lies and distortions that undergird homophobic discrimination and violence. People who dont think they know any gay people find it easier to believe in a monolithic queerness that rests on stereotypes of amorality and sexual predation, the argument went. Such overtly hostile myths about gay people have dissipated a bit (at least for white and cisgender queers), but coming out in public is still a powerful way to add further humanity and depth to the mainstream understanding of queer life. Every time a person comes out, the public definition of queerness expands. Queer representation in pop culture, though still sparse, is more widespread and diverse than its ever been. Weve got old-school butch Lea DeLaria acting alongside sexy newcomer Samira Wiley on a hit Netflix show in its fifth season, a Best Picturewinning depiction of the developing identity of one black gay man, and a genderqueer showrunner producing a series thats cast more transgender actors than weve ever had the privilege of watching onscreen. These famous LGBTQ faces, along with political trailblazers like Sarah McBride and Tammy Baldwin, have broadened the multiplicity of visible queer lives in America, giving members of the general public more data points to incorporate into their internal sketches of what a queer person is in 2017. Gay villains serve a related purpose. Within the queer world, villains like Yiannopoulos and Thieland Caitlyn Jenner, another famous Trump supporter who has graciously excused the actions of transphobes on behalf of the LGBTQ communityare fantastic reminders of the ugliness that lies within our ranks, hidden by rainbow flags and an equality narrative based on love. Queers have staged protests at several recent Pride celebrations, demanding an end to the involvement of war profiteers, corporations that fund private prisons and oil pipelines, and police forces that disproportionately kill and harass LGBTQ people of color. They have been met with scorn and indignation from gay people who say the protests are too divisive and disruptive of a celebratory event. AIDS activist Mark S. King and famed ACT UP veteran Peter Staley have issued smart responses to those critiques, noting that a large segment of gays in the 80s resented ACT UP for being loud and inconvenient instead of acquiescing to respectability politics. Now, ACT UP activists are widely revered as heroes. All of which is to say: The community is already divided, and everyone under the LGBTQ umbrella doesnt belong in the same political tent. There are gays who would rather cheer on cops and corporations than support their fellow queers in valid protest. There are gays who would rather safeguard their billion-dollar fortunes and embrace an admitted sexual predator than pick up the mantle of LGBTQ equality. There are gays who feel more affinity with straight, homophobic racists than with other gays. The elevated public profiles of Yiannopoulos and Thiel have inspired difficult intra-community conversations that might not have otherwise arisen. When Out magazine gave Yiannopoulos a silly photoshoot and fluffy profile treatment last September, members of the LGBTQ media (including two Slate staffers) signed a petition opposing those who would sell out the community to promote toxicity for clicks and profits. When he said that lesbians are just needing a good dicking, he brought the misogyny thats often excused in gay male communities into bright daylight. When Thiel asked Who cares? about transgender bathroom accessits a distraction from ourreal problems, he saidit prompted some queers to question who gets included and who gets left out when prominent gays refer to the collective we, us, and our. Thiel may be more visible and easily reviled than most contemporary gays, but his anti-trans views are echoed by smaller-time villains, like executive producers of Pride celebrations, in our midst. Seeing evil gays on our TV screens makes it easier to believe that the threat doesnt just come from the likes of Mike Pence and Pat McCrory. Sometimes, the call is coming from inside the house. This is a good lesson for straights to learn, too. I have long believed that women will not have achieved full gender equality until we make up half the worlds mass murderers and sex offenders. (Not that I would advocate for more mass murderers and sex offenders, but I do wish, kind of, that women made up a greater share.) If people believed women to be capable of terrible violence, they might believe us to be capable of everything elsethe presidency, for instance. Visible gay villains teach the world that queers arent all lovable Ellen DeGenereses, glamorous Laverne Coxes, sharp-witted Anderson Coopers, and goofy Neil Patrick Harrises. Equality means having the freedom and power to be just as fucked up and insufferable as anyone else.

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MILO Unveils DANGEROUS Billboard in Center of Media World

Former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO revealed a billboard for his book DANGEROUS just blocks from the offices of Simon & Schuster.

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Milo Yiannopoulos’s Book Party Moved After Being Booked as Gay … – Advocate.com

Milo Yiannopoulos has alienated any friends he might have had it by allaccounts has not been his day, his month, or even his year. The scheduled Saturday launch party for theformer Breitbart editor and gay alt-right troll’s new book, Dangerous, had to relocated after the owner of the Jue Lan Club in New York City discovered the nature of the event. Club owner Stratis Morfogen felt hosting Yiannopoulos would alienate his customers in the heavily LGBT Chelsea neighborhood. “I had no idea this was booked. It was told to us it was a gay pride event,” the restaurateur toldPage Six. Although the event was not part of NYC Pride, it involved one particularly proud gay. “Angry, bitter leftistshave seized control over the Pride celebration and made it a political statement against President Trump,” said Yiannopoulos. “I am throwing a party for the outcasts, the rebels, and the gay conservatives who speak, think, and live free of liberal demands.” Yiannopoulos’s publicist didn’t sing the same unapologetic tune. He kept the party’s new location a secret, tellingPage Six,”I don’t want to tell anyone. In New York there is no room for other opinions.” Yiannopoulos, who is known for transphobic rhetoric and inciting his fans to make racist statements,wasdisinvited from the Conservative Political Action Conferencethis year after videos surfaced of him defending sex between men and underage boys, and then Simon & Schuster canceled his book deal. Dangerous is now being self-published and already has 65,000 preorders. It’s predicted that upon release, it will top best-seller lists.

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MILO’s ‘Coming Out Conservative’ Event Cancelled by Restaurant Following Protests

Former Breitbart Senior Editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ “Coming Out Conservative” event has been canceled by a restaurant following left-wing protests, prompting a change of venue.

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Milo Yiannopoulos’ ‘Coming Out Conservative’ event forced to … – Washington Times

Former Breitbart technology editor Milo Yiannopoulos departure from the website has not halted threats against his public appearances. A Coming out Conservative party planned for Saturday at New Yorks Jue Lan Club was relocated on Friday due to security threats. The event, which coincides with Pride Week, was moved to an undisclosed location to deter the kind of violence that erupted prior to his Feb. 1 speech at UC Berkeley. Across the country, gay conservatives have been warned that they are not welcomed at Pride this year, the provocateur said in a statement on Friday, The Daily Caller reported. Angry, bitter leftists have seized control over the celebration and made it a political statement against President Trump. Mr. Yiannopoulos told 200 guests not to disclose the new venue as a means of avoiding a similar situation with activists. The Jue Lan Club chose to buckle under to leftists, which never works in the long run because leftists are never satisfied, Mr. Yiannopoulosadded. Jue Lan Club did not respond to the Daily Callers request for comment.

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After getting dropped by Simon & Schuster, Milo Yiannopoulos to self-publish his memoir – National Post

After his $250,000 book deal was dropped by Simon & Schuster in February, and he could not find a single publisher willing to take it on, conservative mouthpiece Milo Yiannopoulos has decided to go to business with his biggest fan: himself. Yiannopoulos will be self-publishing his memoir, titled Dangerous, for July 4, through his own Dangerous Books. Lol. Its new Amazon description reads,The liberal media machine did everything they could to keep this book out of your hands. Now, finally, Dangerous, the most controversial book of the decade, is tearing down safe spaces everywhere. So, in case you didnt catch that, its very, very dangerous. As much heat as its faced however, the book currently sits at the top of Amazons bestseller list with pre-sales. When it was dropped by Simon & Schuster earlier this year, the company had been facing major public criticism suggesting it was supporting Yiannopouloss political views. At the time,his inflammatory comments in regards to pedophilia had resurfaced, and he was also uninvited from the Conservative Political Action Conference. With the original news that the publisher had offered Yiannopoulos a book deal, over 100 authors objected, with Roxane Gay even pulling her book from the publisher, writing in a blog post that the companymade a business decision the same way they made a business decision when they decided to publish that man in the first place. I see what they are willing to tolerate and I stand against all of it.

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SJWs Give Milo Something Invaluable: A Bad BuzzFeed Review

BuzzFeed criticized former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO’s new book Dangerous, calling it “awful” and complaining that it didn’t dish any dirt on Breitbart News after receiving a leaked early draft.

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