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Lesbian candidate called ‘ugly dyke’ in North Carolina House race

GayPolitics.com
Friday, October 26, 2012

An Asheville-area Republican political operative has taken to Twitter to call Susan Wilson, an openly lesbian contender for a N.C. State House seat, “an old ugly dyke.”

The tweet came from the account of Michael F. Muller, who once managed a separate political campaign for Nathan Ramsey, Wilson’s opponent in the race to represent House District 115.

Wilson is a Victory Fund-endorsed candidate and a longtime lawyer who prosecuted child support cases for the Department of Social Services.

“Susan Wilson has only ever wanted to serve her community and help Buncombe County families.  To be faced with this kind of vicious and mean-spirited attack in the middle of a campaign for the state legislature is just incredibly disappointing,” said Tiffany Muller, vice president for political operations at the Victory Fund.

“Nathan Ramsey should disavow this attack and condemn his former campaign manager for injecting anti-gay politics into this race at the last minute,” said Muller.

Just one current member of the N.C. state legislature is openly gay, but Wilson is one of three Victory-endorsed candidates who could give the state’s LGBT community a bolder voice in Raleigh.

For more information about Susan and to help her fight back, go here.

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22 more reader comments:

  1. Can someone remind me why I moved back to NC?

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 3:50pm
  2. wat a coward

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 3:51pm
  3. You have an IQ of 80 and wanted to be the smartest person in the state???

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 3:51pm
  4. Dude, serious? How freaking stupid and horrible can people get to the LGBT community who just simply want rights like everyone else?!

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 3:51pm
  5. Lowest form of intelligence- always resorts to name calling. Everytime. (And usually have the most skeletons in their own closet)

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 3:52pm
  6. yep…another day in paradise…we’ve really come a long way, uh huh

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 3:52pm
  7. -_- sigh

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 4:00pm
  8. Nothing like Christian love .

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 4:02pm
  9. Is that the best he can do? Bring it on asshole.

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 4:12pm
  10. Sad that “adults” even resort to name-calling. :(

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 4:26pm
  11. what do you EXPECT from such IGNORANT, STUPID people…I myself have been called names like this by people who DON’T KNOW anything about me.

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 4:26pm
  12. now i am trully shamed to live in north carolina

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 4:35pm
  13. WWJH? (Who Would Jesus Hate?)

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 4:36pm
  14. Here I had been thinking about visiting Asheville, but screw that! Between the gay guy getting beat up, and this asshat politician, not so sure it’s worth it. People like Michael Muller make it difficult to find tolerance anymore. Why must we tolerate them? Would be nice if he’d get voted out of office.

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 4:51pm
  15. More North Carolina bigotry.

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 5:01pm
  16. I used to live in NC. When people are bigots down there, they definitely know how to hurt people’s feelings and go below the belt.

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 6:09pm
  17. Not surprising…Florida is just as bad.

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 6:26pm
  18. Sadly bigotry is everywhere. Asheville and where I live – just south of it, Hendersonville – are actually for the most part pretty tolerant. I have very few problems except the occasional faggot called out to me which I find hilarious since I am a dyke. LOL

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 6:33pm
  19. wow why are people so ignorant it s freekin sad cause this all needs to end deal with it and let god judge us i hate people who try to play god and then some i understand we all need god in one point in our lives but this is overraecting

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7:04pm
  20. dykes, fags, apples or oranges, they can just never get it “straight”! lol guess they missed the “stick and stones will break my bones” that their sweet lil ole country granny taught em…

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7:20pm
  21. Actually she’s quite fetching…I would be happy to date such a smart, upstanding lady. Then the big hits could call us both dykes.

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7:25pm
  22. he is an ass fuck homophobe. shes friggin adorable

    Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 10:29pm