‘Dangerous faggot’ to speak at Cal Poly, queer students protest

November 30, 2016

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As part of the “Dangerous Faggot Tour,” openly gay man and prominent conservative activist Milo Yiannopoulos is due to speak before a packed-house at Cal Poly’s Spanos Theater on Jan. 31. Cal Poly’s Queer Student Union is trying to shut down the event in advance and is threatening to sabotage the speaking engagement if it does occur.

Yiannopoulos, a vocal critic of political correctness, is a public speaker and the technology editor of conservative news website Breitbart. Born in the United Kingdom, Yiannopoulos appeared regularly in British media prior to founding an online publication about technology and later joining Breitbart.

Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos

The conservative activist frequently speaks on college campuses, and his speeches often trigger protests.

Earlier this year, Yiannopolous was permanently banned from Twitter. The social media company claimed he incited or engaged in targeted abuse or harassment.

Yiannopolous alleges major social media companies team up with governments to censor conservative content.

Cal Poly’s Queer Student Union is currently petitioning university President Jeffrey Armstrong to cancel the upcoming event. The Queer Student Union’s Facebook page contains the text of a letter that the student group is encouraging its members to email to Armstrong.

The letter states Yiannopoulos is a huge critic of feminism, overweight people and liberals, and it lists inflammatory Breitbart headlines he has authored.

“I am well aware of his First Amendment right to say whatever he pleases, but you can be rest assured that peaceful protesters will be present both outside the event, as well as inside the venue. They have already been instructed on how to receive tickets and go incognito into the event to disrupt from the inside and to make the speaker ‘unwelcome.’ I am not claiming responsibility for this, simply informing you of the reality of the situation.

“I thank you for your consideration and urge you again to rethink hosting Mr. Yiannopoulos. The title of his tour including the word ‘dangerous’ is not for show.”

On Jan. 31, Yiannopoulos is scheduled to speak at Spanos Theater from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The general public is invited and tickets can be reserved online. However, reserving a ticket does not guarantee entry to the event, and attendees are encourage to arrive early, as it is expected some people will have to be turned away. Entry is free of charge.


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TaxMeAgain

You gotta love the irony. Homophobic gays!


Kidholm

” …go incognito into the event to disrupt from the inside and to make the speaker ‘unwelcome.’”


This is nothing more than a guerrilla tactic to suppress free speech. Make no mistake, liberals are at war with the first amendment, endeavoring to shut down any mention of beliefs, values or opinions that deviate from their own narrative and ideology. “Safe Spaces” have now metastasized to “Free Speech Zones.” Yes, the growing trend on college campuses is to restrict free speech, in blatant violation of the First Amendment, only to small areas of campus. Of many examples, in 2013 a student was prohibited from passing out copies of the Constitution (on Constitution Day!) because he had failed to submit an application, which takes days to weeks to process, to use the Free Speech Zone.


If you are interested in learning more about this threat, I encourage you to read, The Silencing by Kirsten Powers


Slosum

“Yiannopoulos is a huge critic of feminism, overweight people and liberals”…. what’s not to love?


lakerhater

Celebrate Diversity…… As long as they agree with it.


billygatez

Rude, its obviously offensive. You could spin it in 100 different ways, its not nice.


Kidholm

And you know what? Life will go on and you will be okay.


billygatez

Said a white middle class man


Kidholm

Sounds like you’re suggesting that only white middle class men have the resilience to marshall on in the face of hearing something offensive.


abigchocoholic

On Jan. 31, Yiannopoulos is scheduled to speak at Spanos Theater from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The general public is invited and tickets can be reserved online.

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Did you say tickets? They want me to go watch this clown speak and pay to do it?


Bwahhhhaaaaaaa. Thanks for the morning lol.


TaxMeAgain

It’s free. I’m gonna go just to see the crybabies whine.


only-when-i-do-this

Universities, once the bastions of free speech, now become the safe haven for closed-minded people and comfort kittens.


Censorship, Poly ? I wouldn’t be one bit surprised.


Let the man speak. what are you afraid of ? Free speaking people ?


I consider college campuses now bereft of any sort of independent thinking.


billygatez

Really?… A campus working on stellar science etc, should shrink so low in needing cash for B.S. to entertain that; which will cause a protest? They have a 3 million dollar organ!! Much worthier of peoples time!


mej

The liberal left hates free speech. They love dictators, as long as they are Communist atheists.


CharlesInCharge

We also hate platitudes, but you just keep them coming…


billygatez

Platitudes; your rebuttal is oxymoronic, being a response to a response that is relative to others whom spoke like you before. And check your grammar. Whose we?


billygatez

Wow, you are pretty silly to tout of such ignorance. And hate crimes, be it verbal, are illegal. What are you, homophobic?


JimF

That’s sort of like saying republicans like to genuflect before authoritarian religious-fundamentalist fascists…hyperbolic at best, but mostly bs. Don’t believe all the shit you watch on tv or hear on the radio, mej.


billygatez

And republicans tend to be outspoken against same sex relations, and tend to be closet sexual identity individuals! Mej, therapy helps with self discovery and a path of repentance towards those you have hurt!


NorthCountyGuy

The irony is priceless.


billygatez

<– giving north county a bad name; please change it. We aren't all a bunch of football loving bassakwards folk here! We aint all kissin cousins neither!


billygatez

Ya, I would spend money on that irony, said no one. Your colloquial is a platitude*.


KimNorth

Freedom of speech, thought and being, right? Unless it does not step in line with your speech, thoughts and being. Then it’s shut it down!


billygatez

No, its called ethics, relative to the USA. Times change, and to a bigot towards sexual preference is as to racism has been in the USA; and still is. Freedom of speech is only free as it is sane and ethical. Terrorism and the patriot act put a hinder on certain things. Try it, say something prone to incite a fear reaction to an authority figure, see what happens. BTW; Bush enacted the Patriot Act with congress. Look into it.


Kidholm

You are attempting to convolute the 1st Amendment to shut down the expression of anything that is distasteful to you or inconsistent with your ideology. BTW, in your fantasy world where only like-minded people reside, who gets to decide what is “sane and ethical?”


billygatez

No, science and ethics have been around for centuries friend, even the founding fathers based off studies of Plato and Socrates still matter!