For Las Vegas resident Joel Brizzee, coming out as gay to the evangelical conservative world was a “picnic” in comparison to coming out as a conservative to the LGBTQ community.

He says that a couple of years ago when a pool party photo of him and other gay conservative men circulated on Twitter, there were hundreds of comments from other gay men calling them “self-hating” and “traitorous.”

“For a group of people that considers themselves to be supporters of diversity and inclusion, they cannot bring themselves to support diversity of thought and mind,” Brizzee said.

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