Screenwriter Ryan Murphy is setting up a fund to get anti-LGBTQ politicians out of office.
In a speech at the TrevorLIVE gala in Los Angeles this weekend, Murphy said that the multi-million dollar organization will “target anti-LGBTQ candidates running for office.”
“I want these hateful and wrong politicians to go and to stop polluting our moral and ethical ether. Based on this fall, I think it’s now possible to create a movement to protect and nourish our own.”
Who will Murphy be going after? He listed twenty specific members of Congress who will be up for election in 2020 – including Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Representative Steve King (R-IA), and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) – as politicians “who think they can get votes by hurting and discriminating against us.”
“Let’s show Rep. King that the Queens are not having it,” Murphy said.
Murphy, who is perhaps best known for his work on Glee, American Horror Story, American Crime Story, and Pose, also donated $50,000 to the Trevor Project.
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