Liberal website LGBTQ Nation had no choice but to name prominent gay conservative Milo Yiannopoulos its “Person of the Year” late last week after his supporters swarmed the website’s online poll, giving Milo the easy win with almost 70 percent of the vote.
“After a concerted effort to drum up votes via social media, conservative media gadfly Milo Yiannopoulos has won the title of LGBTQ Nation’s Person of the Year with almost 70% of the vote,” LGBTQ Nation announced on Thursday, later adding: “While the poll was intended for our regular audience, there were no stipulations on who could or couldn’t vote. Therefore, Milo Yiannopoulos won fair and square.”
“Yiannopoulos’ fans didn’t just flock to the site from his Facebook page though. Breitbart News did stories about the poll and his followers posted about it multiple times on sites like Reddit and 4chan. A similar effort was made on behalf of Pence, but it couldn’t compare to Yiannopoulos’ legions of followers,” LGBTQ Nation’s announcement read. Pence’s supporters got him second place, with just under 20 percent of the vote. The victims of the terrorist attack at the Orlando night club were a distant third, earning less than five percent of the votes cast.
“Peter Thiel and I are the most influential gay men of 2016, and perhaps of the last ten years — whether social justice snowflakes like or not. Personally I’ve done more for the image of gays in middle America than 30 years of GLAAD and the gay press,” Yiannopoulos, who is the tech editor at Breitbart, told TheDC. “When my book, DANGEROUS, comes out on March 14, I hope to extend that cultural influence another decade. Again, whether they like it or not.” (RELATED: Liberals Are Losing Their Minds Over The Milo Yiannopoulos Book Deal)
His book, “Dangerous,” recently surged to #1 on Amazon’s best seller list. (RELATED: Milo Yiannopoulos’s Book Surges To #1 On Amazon Thanks To Liberal Backlash)