This willfully ignorant, harmful speech is inexcusable, particularly from a political figure. Perpetuating outdated stereotypes is no way to support a community that already faces so many challenges in our state. Mr. Robinson demonstrates no genuine desire to build bridges or create change by making these types of baseless statements.
I sincerely hope Republican leaders will take steps to publicly condemn these actions, and work to demonstrate a genuine commitment to building bridges with the LGBTQIA+ community. Personally, I’m looking forward to working on evidence-based problem solving and getting legislation passed that saves lives.