GOP PA State Rep Mocks LGBTQ People In Rant On “Hateful Comments About The Unmasked Community”

Newsweek reports:

On Wednesday, Republican Pennsylvania State Representative Russ Diamond issued a statement about “hateful comments towards [the] unmasked community,” that is, people who refuse to wear masks during the worsening COVID-19 epidemic.

One line in his statement seems to mock a comment about anti-LGBTQ discrimination made on Tuesday by Pennsylvania Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman.

In his statement, Diamond said that social media commenters directing “harassment,” “hate and intolerance” at him for repeatedly not wearing a mask in public are actually “hurting the thousands of unmasked Pennsylvanians who suffer directly from these current demonstrations of harassment.”

In late May, I reported that Diamond was one of the Pennsylvania state reps who hid the COVID+ status of a fellow GOP lawmaker, potentially exposing other members of the legislature and their staffers.