The actor and activist was assaulted outside the studios where Pose is filmed
With Pride month well underway, you’d hope for a month full of love and support for the LGBTQ+ community. Sadly, the usual brand pinkwashing is rearing its ugly head, a lesbian couple were brutally assaulted in London, and now Pose actor Indya Moore has come head to head with well-known Donald Trump lover Dion Cini in New York.
A video via LGBTQ+ Nation begins with Moore taking the Trump supporter’s ‘Re-elect Trump in 2020: Keep America Great!’ sign, but it’s noted that the altercation started before this, as Moore is mid-speaking. “Well, you guys aren’t fans of our show, and we don’t want you to be fans of our show,” she says.
Cini then snatches the sign out of Moore’s hands, before shoving them and another person. “Get off my stuff!” and “Get the fuck out of here!” says Cini.
The altercation lasted a few moments, until passers-by stepped in. Moore then knocked Cini’s MAGA hat off of his head. The police get involved to strangely scold Moore for defending them: “You could’ve died for Trump! He could’ve stabbed you!”
The Dazed 100-er and Angel Evangelista in Pose took to Twitter to thank those who support the LGBTQ+ community, highlighting the increased violence many marginalised people are facing under the Trump administration. “Thank you for loving my community, fighting for us, supporting us fight for ourselves and others who are experiencing an increase of oppression and violence under this current administration,” they said.
Since the fight Moore has been subject to abuse from other Trump supporters on social media who can be seen purposely misgendering and making transphobic comments towards them. TMZ spoke with Cini, who said he was filing a police report against Moore for larceny, claiming the sign cost him $250. Cini has previously been banned from Disney World for campaigning in a similar way at the theme park.
Trump himself kicked off pride month, on Twitter of course, stating that we should all “recognise the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great Nation” – pretty rich, given that the Trump administration has banned transgender people from the military and impeded opportunities for trans-related healthcare, as well as multiple rollbacks on LGBTQ+ rights and education.
Thank you for loving my community, fighting for us, supporting us fight for ourselves and others who are experiencing an increase of oppression and violence under this current administration.— IAM (@IndyaMoore) June 10, 2019