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Gay Activist Expresses “Thoughts on Charlie Crist’s Coming Out” as a Democrat

WILTON MANORS — On Sunday, Greater Fort Lauderdale-based LGBT right activist Michael Rajner posted on Facebook his “initial thoughts on Charlie Crist’s [political] coming out” and “on the White House and [Obama For America] selling Florida to [him].”

Rajner, who serves on a number of state and local private, political, and policy entities, said that OFA has done an end run around [the Florida Democratic Party’s] process” in throwing its support behind the former Florida Governor. He added, “They can go screw themselves.”

In a photo attached to the post, Rajner noted that, among other things, “As Florida Governor, Crist actively campaigned in the ‘culture war’ against LGBT people to add discrimination of LGBT Floridians in the state constitution,” and that he “did nothing as Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program set a shameful national record.”

“Why support Charlie Crist, who has all the integrity of a used car salesman?” Rajner asked.