Daniel Hernandez Jr., The Gay Intern ...

Daniel Hernandez Jr., The Gay Intern That Kept Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Alive

There are 138 comments on the Queerty story from Jan 9, 2011, titled Daniel Hernandez Jr., The Gay Intern That Kept Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Alive. In it, Queerty reports that:

Good thing Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is a gay rights supporter: Her intern Daniel Hernandez Jr., who's credited with saving her life after yesterday's shooting by ensuring she didn't choke on her blood until paramedics arrive, is a homo .

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Frank Stanton

Omaha, NE

#1 Jan 9, 2011
OMG! An honest, hard-working, tax-paying gay u.s. citizen stepping up to mend what a filthy right-wing straight republican christian tried to destroy. Maybe, the homo has finally earned to right to a marriage license. No. No marriage license for gay u.s. citizens. F@ck You AmeriKKKa!

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NO PEACE.

Frank
Getflushed

Fremont, CA

#2 Jan 9, 2011
The marijuana doper, anti-God, Leftist (FACTS) shooting 19 people, killing six, was also a queer. One queer helping negate what another queer did is not an even trade... It's six to one, or 18 to one.
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#3 Jan 9, 2011
The killer was not gay. Supposedly he had GFs. The facebook page that listed him as gay was a hoax, and supposedly the myspace was tampered with as well.

Think about it. A gay, latino man is quite likely the reason Gabrielle Giffords and other injured victims are alive today. This man has the same attributes people rail against. But he saved lives. He showed bravery. Thank God that he was there during this tragic time.
John E

Batavia, NY

#4 Jan 9, 2011
Getflushed wrote:
The marijuana doper, anti-God, Leftist (FACTS) shooting 19 people, killing six, was also a queer. One queer helping negate what another queer did is not an even trade... It's six to one, or 18 to one.
In God we trust. All others bring data.
Not gonna take your word for it.

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#5 Jan 9, 2011
Who cares what their sexual preference is? That's not the only thing that characterizes a person. I don't understand why "gay" has to be a part of the headline...why not just:

Daniel Hernandez Jr., The Intern That Kept Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Alive

Would anyone else be described as "the straight intern..."? How stupid!

Keep those discussions on another thread where it might matter.
Shady Lady

United States

#6 Jan 9, 2011
OMG, if he was gay what in God's name has that to do with anything? I am so sick of gays trying to use every situation to further their cause. It is disgusting.
Getflushed

Centerville, TX

#7 Jan 9, 2011
flyboy wrote:
The killer was not gay. Supposedly he had GFs. The facebook page that listed him as gay was a hoax, and supposedly the myspace was tampered with as well.
Think about it. A gay, latino man is quite likely the reason Gabrielle Giffords and other injured victims are alive today. This man has the same attributes people rail against. But he saved lives. He showed bravery. Thank God that he was there during this tragic time.
I'll grant you the last parts. Frank's rant is nonsense, though, as the creep murderer was not a Christian and not a Republican. Frank has shown himself to be a liar. You shouldn't associate with such.
John E

Batavia, NY

#8 Jan 9, 2011
Shady Lady wrote:
OMG, if he was gay what in God's name has that to do with anything? I am so sick of gays trying to use every situation to further their cause. It is disgusting.
Oh, David. Just shut it.
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#9 Jan 9, 2011
Getflushed wrote:
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I'll grant you the last parts. Frank's rant is nonsense, though, as the creep murderer was not a Christian and not a Republican. Frank has shown himself to be a liar. You shouldn't associate with such.
I'm speaking for myself, not anyone else. Loughner doesn't/didn't have a political representation, he was a self-described nihilist. But, what is being discussed here isn't even the shooter, but Mr. Hernandez Jr., who likely saved the lives of several people by helping them with their wounds when the shooter was still shooting. He's Latino and gay. And that is important because stereotypes lead many to believe that Latinos/gays have no backbone, morals, etc. That is something that cannot be denied.

The moral of the story is that an American is an American, a good person is a good person, and a hero is a hero, regardless of their personal attributes.
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#10 Jan 9, 2011
Shady Lady wrote:
OMG, if he was gay what in God's name has that to do with anything? I am so sick of gays trying to use every situation to further their cause. It is disgusting.
Because you're a bigot and this story reflects that there are gay people out there with backbone and inner strength, which you could only wish for, you loser.
Getflushed

Torrance, CA

#11 Jan 9, 2011
John E wrote:
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Oh, David. Just shut it.
Uh, Debbie, do you think it's too late for us to get romantically involved?
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#12 Jan 9, 2011
Dismayed wrote:
Who cares what their sexual preference is? That's not the only thing that characterizes a person. I don't understand why "gay" has to be a part of the headline...why not just:
Daniel Hernandez Jr., The Intern That Kept Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Alive
Would anyone else be described as "the straight intern..."? How stupid!
Keep those discussions on another thread where it might matter.
If he were married and had 3 kids, that would definitely be described. And, one of the main things of this individuals' life IS the fact he is on the advisory board of LGBT issues in Tuscon. That's like his main job description. So, it's basically giving an quick insight on the man who saved lives. It's completely relevant to the discussion.
Getflushed

Torrance, CA

#13 Jan 9, 2011
flyboy wrote:
<quoted text>I'm speaking for myself, not anyone else. Loughner doesn't/didn't have a political representation, he was a self-described nihilist. But, what is being discussed here isn't even the shooter, but Mr. Hernandez Jr., who likely saved the lives of several people by helping them with their wounds when the shooter was still shooting. He's Latino and gay. And that is important because stereotypes lead many to believe that Latinos/gays have no backbone, morals, etc. That is something that cannot be denied.
The moral of the story is that an American is an American, a good person is a good person, and a hero is a hero, regardless of their personal attributes.
The killer has been sufficiently defined as a Leftist and a doper. You're getting out of bounds with your claims. The shootings took seconds and no one had any time to respond while the shootings took place. Your second is also crap. No one claims that gays have no backbone that I know of... But, to morals, they don't apply in a response to blood on the ground.

There are other reasons for calling the murderer a queer, including his rejection as a military recruit. I believe one could be gay and not a queer, but not usually. The more focused responses of a human being has NOTHING to do with his sexual orientation.
Getflushed

Torrance, CA

#15 Jan 9, 2011
"Heterosexual Tackles Gunman Without Regard To His Own Safety."

THAT'S the real hero headline. Or, is it?
Shady Lady

United States

#16 Jan 9, 2011
I have yet to see an article that states, and, "Mr So & So, a heterosexual, acted in a heroic manner." Heroic deeds have nothing to do with your sex life.
John E

Batavia, NY

#17 Jan 9, 2011
Getflushed wrote:
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Uh, Debbie, do you think it's too late for us to get romantically involved?
Doesn't even make sense, nor is it witty.
Nice try.
John E

Batavia, NY

#18 Jan 9, 2011
Getflushed wrote:
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The killer has been sufficiently defined as a Leftist and a doper. You're getting out of bounds with your claims. The shootings took seconds and no one had any time to respond while the shootings took place. Your second is also crap. No one claims that gays have no backbone that I know of... But, to morals, they don't apply in a response to blood on the ground.
There are other reasons for calling the murderer a queer, including his rejection as a military recruit. I believe one could be gay and not a queer, but not usually. The more focused responses of a human being has NOTHING to do with his sexual orientation.
Morals don't apply when there's blood on the ground?
So you'll just stand there if this happened around you. Nice.
This is not about proving your point about the shooter.
This is a posting of thanks to Daniel Hernandez, Jr.
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#19 Jan 9, 2011
Getflushed wrote:
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The killer has been sufficiently defined as a Leftist and a doper. You're getting out of bounds with your claims. The shootings took seconds and no one had any time to respond while the shootings took place. Your second is also crap. No one claims that gays have no backbone that I know of... But, to morals, they don't apply in a response to blood on the ground.
There are other reasons for calling the murderer a queer, including his rejection as a military recruit. I believe one could be gay and not a queer, but not usually. The more focused responses of a human being has NOTHING to do with his sexual orientation.
The girl, Caitie Parker, who described Loughner as a leftist pot smoking philosophical hippy, hadn't seen him for like 4 years, when he was 17/18 yr. old. He dropped out of high school due to alcoholism, and then dropped out of community college almost as soon as he started. So, before you make FALSE statements, get the facts clear.

Secondly, the facebook was FAKE. It was not a real page. There were several youtube/facebook/myspaces pages being made in his name, virtually all fake. The facebook page indicating he was gay and wanted to become a woman was a fake page. He had GFs in high school, not BFs.

Thirdly, he was rejected from the military for drug use and previous behavioral problems.

Also, let's take a look at his views. His views are pretty "purist" in nature, and if you know anything about purist beliefs, being against homosexuality is one of the main tenants.

Anyway, do morals apply in this situation? Yes, in many ways. He helped the victims during and after the incident whereas most people ran away or protected themselves. That shows selflessness. And yes, A LOT of people have the idea that gay men are cowards and weak, ie. no backbone. Only someone with backbone would actually run INTO the fire to save lives. Fight or flight, and he fought. That's backbone. Showing calm in the heat of battle.

You're a homophobe, and that's something you'll, being the bigot you are, justify till death most likely, since you can't take responsibility for your own beliefs. I never said that his backbone is BECAUSE he's gay. I said that he being gay doesn't mean he doesn't have backbone, and that sexuality in itself doesn't make any one person more or less strong in critical situations.

“Fight bigotry.”

Since: Feb 07

Toms River, NJ

#20 Jan 9, 2011
By whom? The same right-wing teabag freaks that "targeted" Rep. Giffords during the campaign?
Getflushed wrote:
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The killer has been sufficiently defined as a Leftist and a doper. You're getting out of bounds with your claims. The shootings took seconds and no one had any time to respond while the shootings took place. Your second is also crap. No one claims that gays have no backbone that I know of... But, to morals, they don't apply in a response to blood on the ground.
There are other reasons for calling the murderer a queer, including his rejection as a military recruit. I believe one could be gay and not a queer, but not usually. The more focused responses of a human being has NOTHING to do with his sexual orientation.
John E

Batavia, NY

#21 Jan 9, 2011
Shady Lady wrote:
I have yet to see an article that states, and, "Mr So & So, a heterosexual, acted in a heroic manner." Heroic deeds have nothing to do with your sex life.
It just shows gay people are everywhere, and one of us would even save your life in a moment of crisis, whether you like us or not. Not all of us buy your "cruel lie" baloney.

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