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Don't be 'weak and gay,' Missouri Republican candidate says in campaign video

Posted on AllSides May 14th, 2024
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A Republican candidate for Missouri secretary of state has posted a campaign video exhorting voters not to be “weak and gay.” “In America you can be anything you want, so don’t be weak and gay,” Valentina Gomez says in the video posted this week to X, formerly Twitter. “Stay fucking hard.” She’s shown running through the heavily LGBTQ+ Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis, and then the video cuts to a still picture of her holding a gun. Gomez, a 25-year-old real estate investor, is one of several candidates seeking the...

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