The late Maya Angelou once said that when somebody shows you who they are the first time, believe them. One of the candidates in the 2019 Houston mayoral race has a long ugly history of showing us exactly who she is as an unrepentant transphobe and a homophobe.
That would be Demetria Smith. And Moni has receipts.
Yep, the same Demetria Smith who has run for since 2013 a District D city council seat, Texas governor in 2018 and now twice for mayor in 2015 and this year.
The same Demetria Smith who is anti-HERO and still futilely trying to gaslight you into believing she isn’t.
The same Demetria Smith that threw a hissy fit at a January 2018 Houston GLBT caucus meeting when her time ran out to speak at that meeting, then took to her social media in the wake of that public meltdown to falsely claim “the GLBT’s are trying to silence me.”
The same Demetria Smith that can’t spell her own name right on her own campaign material.
She is the same Demetria Smith whose $3,750 filing fee check for the governor’s race bounced, leading the Texas Secretary of State to declare her ineligible to run for the governor’s office.
It’s not like she would have gotten any support had she been able to stay on the ballot in that Blue tsunami wave election year. She got less than 1% of the vote the last time she ran for mayor in 2015, and is well on her way thanks to her unrepentant homophobia and transphobia to failing spectacularly again.
Oh yeah, almost forgot. Don’t you still owe the state of Texas $22,000 in delinquent filing fees?
The last few days have found Smith on social media once again letting her anti-gay and anti-trans flags fly. She has attacked At Large 5 city council candidate Ashton P. Woods, Kandice Webber, Eric Edward Schell, Nick Arvizu-Hutchinson and an increasingly lengthy list of other peeps in the Houston TBLGQ community tired of her bull feces and calling her on it.
It’s reading time But let me hydrate first.
(Moni cracks knuckles)
I am personally tired of your ignorant mentally constipated transphobic behind pushing the bathroom predator myth as your weak as well water excuse to hate on HERO. And yes Demetria, you ARE a transphobe and homophobe who is unfit to hold any public elective office in Houston, Harris County or the state of Texas.
You don’t like people calling you out about being a homophobe and transphobe? Then stop saying homophobic and transphobic crap. It’s that breathtakingly simple.
But tragically, you can’t help yourself, and I’m not expecting that miracle to happen.
News flash for you Miss Thang. It ain’t the trans folks you need to worry about. It’s Baptist preachers, deacons, Catholic priests, Republican politicians and creepy uncles.
It’s also pissing me off you’re flapping those loud and wrong gums about ‘predators’ when we have predators who have declared open season on Black trans women. Where’s your concern about that?
Don’t their lives mater?
These are dangerous times in America, and we need intelligent leaders at all levels of government who stand up for everyone, not just heterosexuals. If my rights as a trans Houstonian aren’t secure, nobody’s are.
HERO 2.0 without public accommodations language or coverage for trans people is a non starter.
Your beliefs as you call them are not grounded in anything but sheer ignorance, and as an award winning blogger and journalist, my job is to speak truth to power, call crap out and stamp out ignorance inside and outside my community.
You are batting .1000 when it comes to spreading that ignorance.
And let me get something straight with your reprehensible behind.. Gaybaiting is not a good look on you sweetheart. Neither is willful ignorance or transphobia, and it’s time for a makeover and a trip to the library.
It’s also quite obvious that you desperately need education about LGBTQ issues but are unwilling to learn. You also keep doubling and tripling down on your homophobia and transphobia and posting it on social media for the world to peruse as if that is something to be proud of.
That’s why you continue to fail whenever you run for office. This 2019 election cycle will be another one in which you fail to learn from past mistakes, and you will get less than 1% of the vote in this upcoming election.
You have made it quite clear since 2013 that you are NOT that person we need at City Hall, and it’s why I and an increasing majority of Houstonians are on Team #NeverDemetria