Skip Nav
Brett Kavanaugh News and Sexual Assault Allegation
Opinion
We Can't Let Men Accused of Sexual Assault Appropriate Victimhood
Michelle Obama When We All Vote PSA September 2018
Michelle Obama
"Why Bother" Voting? Michelle Obama Has a Few Reasons For You
Why Do People Like to Scare Themselves?
Halloween
Why Do We Love to Scare Ourselves? An Expert on Fright Has Some Surprising Answers
Personal Essay on Choosing an American Name
Alicia Silverstone
My English Name Was Inspired by My Favorite Childhood Actress, and I Don't Regret It One Bit
How Are Black Women Discriminated Against in 2018
Politics
Black Women Are Exhausted

Crystal Griner Throws First Pitch at Softball Game

Lesbian Police Officer Who Took a Bullet For Antigay Congressmen Praised by Trump

Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner is being labeled as a hero for stepping in to protect Republican lawmakers from a gunman who opened fire at a practice baseball game in Alexandria, VA, on June 14. Exactly one week later, Griner, who was shot in the ankle during the attack, was asked to throw the first pitch at the Congressional Women's Softball Game as a tribute her bravery. Earlier that day, Griner reportedly received flowers and a message of gratitude from First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump when they visited MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

"Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault," Trump said, referring to Griner and David Bailey, the other officer who sustained minor injuries during the shooting. Vice President Mike Pence also tweeted out a statement thanking the two officers for their service.

Many people across social media called out the hypocrisy of Trump and Pence praising Griner, who is a lesbian, for her service in the attack, yet offering very little to no support for the LGBT community under the current administration. Members of the LGBT community also noted how Griner risked her life for Congressman Steve Scalise, who has authored antigay marriage legislation in the past. Read on to see a few responses to their praises of Griner ahead.

ADVERTISEMENT
From Our Partners
Michelle Obama When We All Vote PSA September 2018
Brett Kavanaugh News and Sexual Assault Allegation
Are Bert and Ernie a Gay Couple on Sesame Street?
Anne Hathaway's Speech at the HRC Gala Dinner 2018
Michelle Obama Becoming Book Tour Details 2018
Photo of the Freedom Tower From the Sky on Sept. 11, 2018
Barack Obama Welcomes Joe Biden Back to Instagram 2018
Disney Wedding
Sen. Kamala Harris Questioning Brett Kavanaugh
Lesbian Couple Paints Their House Rainbow
Common When We All Vote Video
How Are Black Women Discriminated Against in 2018
From Our Partners
Latest News
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds