Anti-Gay Activist Delgaudio Rants Against ‘Cross Dressing Freaks’
January 22, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Loudoun County, Virginia Republican Supervisor Eugene A. Delgaudio, went on one of his typical anti-gay rants during a recent board meeting to extend equal employment rights to gay, lesbian and transgender residents. The measure passed without Delgaudio’s vote, but he used the discussion to publicly condemn the equal rights amendment, as “freaky, bizarre and fruity.” And the bigoted member of the board of supervisors didn’t stop there. Delgaudio, who is also the executive director of a far right-wing lobbying group, the Public Advocate that runs street theater anti-gay campaigns and protests, put his offensive views about the employment rights measure in an email to his constituents. In his email, he denounced transgender individuals, as “cross dressing freaks,” referring to them as “it.”
In his email, the unhinged Delgaudio lamented the fact that Loudoun County would now be forced to hire “cross dressing freaks” and give them the same rights as “normal” people:
“The board votes six yes, Waters and Delgaudio ‘no,’ with York abstaining, to add ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ to the hiring of employees which means if a man dressed as a woman wants a job, you have to treat ‘it’ the same as a normal person,” wrote Delgaudio.
The anti-gay crusader defended his remarks, saying that the language he used was appropriate to depict a group of militants. “It’s freaky because most don’t think about homosexuals and “It’s bizarre because they want us to think about homosexuals,” explained Delgaudio. Well, if you can make any sense of that explanation, his interview with a local news station, where he attempts to spin his use of the word “it” to describe transgender individuals is comedy gold.
Delgaudio claimed during the televised interview that he used the word “it” to mean the act of hiring a man wearing a dress. The anti-gay activist denied that he was referring to transgender people as “it.” He added that he sent out the derogatory email to get “attention.”
The “attention” ploy seems to have worked to line the pockets of Delgaudio, as his lobbying group, the Public Advocate has been using the controversy to raise money.