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Gay #WalkAway Founder Pleads Guilty Over Capital Insurrection

Brandon Straka, 43, will appear in a federal court Tomorrow, October 6, to enter his plea after he posted a video online of himself at the Capitol that day and multiple social media messages calling for more violence. Straka, who appeared in Queer News Tonight's LGBTQ+ Presidential Town Hall Debate is a hairdresser from New York who got some fame in 2018 for his #WalkAway organization that encouraged groups that usually vote for Democrats – like LGBTQ people – to “walk away” from the Democratic Party vote for Republicans. He claims he was once a Democrat.