Twitter Responds to Sen. Lindsey Graham's Promise to Talk the Gay Equality Act Away

Friday March 19, 2021

Republican senator Lindsey Graham told Sean Hannity earlier this week that, if necessary, he plans to filibuster in the old school way against the Equality Act.

"I would talk until I fell over to make sure we don't go to ballot harvesting and voting by mail without ID," he said in an interview Sean Hannity on Fox News this week, referring to Democratic legislation to expand voting access.

In doing so, Graham hinted at the elephant in the room that have circulated on social media and ' target="_blank">made the Washington Post last June: reports that he has had relationships with male sex workers over the years.

EDGE reported earlier this year: "Graham has a long history of denying that he's gay. In 2010, the New York Times Magazine wrote that when confronted about being gay at a Tea Party rally, Graham said: "Like maybe I'm having a clandestine affair with Ricky Martin. I know it's really going to upset a lot of gay men. I'm sure hundreds of 'em are going to be jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge — but I ain't available. I ain't gay. Sorry."

But last June the memes #LadyG and #Lady Graham became social media memes last June "in response to allegations made on Twitter by gay adult-film star Sean Harding against Sen. Lindsey O. Graham of South Carolina (the hashtag, along with the abbreviated form 'Lady G,' purportedly refers to Graham's nickname among male sex workers)," reported the Washington Post.

The memes went viral to the point that an old tweet from White House press secretary called him #LadyG emerged, which she has yet to take down despite criticisms from conservatives that she was shaming him.

While the mainstream media gingerly avoids mentioning Harding's accusations, the moniker he created for Graham is baked in on social media, as evidenced by the Twitter response to his filibuster comments: