Meet Brandon Straka, a gay former liberal encouraging others to WalkAway from Democrats - 2018-08-21

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F0.png Meet Brandon Straka, a gay former liberal encouraging others to #WalkAway from Democrats August 21, 2018, Tim Fitzsimons, NBC News

Straka's story of being a white, gay, Manhattan liberal-turned-conservative proved irresistible to those on the right. Just weeks after "coming out" as conservative, Straka rose from political nobody to right-wing somebody. His video — with the catchy hashtag urging people to #WalkAway from the left — has been viewed millions of times, catapulting him to Fox News fame.

Those on the right are eager to hear stories — true or not — about a shrinking left, and Straka is delivering. By aggressively promoting his contrarian opinions on social media, he has followed a now well-worn path to conservative media stardom that's been traveled by Tomi Lahren, Candace Owens, Milo Yiannopoulos and Chadwick Moore. InfoWars' Alex Jones even donated $10,000 to Straka's GoFundMe page for "#WalkAway Campaign Startup Costs." As of this week, the campaign has raised more than $67,000.

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{{cite news | first = Tim | last = Fitzsimons | title = Meet Brandon Straka, a gay former liberal encouraging others to #WalkAway from Democrats | url = https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/meet-brandon-straka-gay-former-liberal-encouraging-others-walkaway-democrats-n902316 | work = NBC News | date = August 21, 2018 | accessdate = June 18, 2020 }}