Mark Hutt, a self-proclaimed conspiracy theorist and creator of the LGBTrump social pages, was present in the attack on the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead, LGBTQ Nation has learned.
Hutt is a Rochester, New York native that was arrested — not once, but twice — for defacing the Black Lives Matter mural in New York City last summer. Charges are currently pending against him, and he’s pledged through his Facebook page to “see [Mayor Bill de Blasio] in court” for the “unlawful” arrests.
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Hutt used his Facebook page “LGBTrump – Gays for Trump,” which has over 86,000 followers, to promote conspiracy theories and his GoFundMe fundraisers — including one for travelling expenses to the January 6 “protests.”
That campaign is no longer online, but archived snapshots of the web page show that it was organized in November by Peter Brown, who Hutt was engaged to as of 2019. The GoFundMe told readers, “LGBTrump is raising funds to get our group to Washington DC for the ‘March For Trump’ event on January 6th. We are also hoping to help whoever we can to make the trip to DC as well.”
The funds supposedly went toward “transportation to and from” the District of Columbia, in addition to expenses for “hotel, local transportation/Uber, Megaphone, banners, etc.”
They quoted a Donald Trump tweet: “big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!!”
It’s not immediately clear exactly how much the campaign raised, but as of the last screen capture on the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, the GoFundMe had garnered at least $365 from at least 12 donors.
Prior to the trip, Hutt — known as Marky Hutt online — repeatedly asked followers between his personal page and the LGBTrump page if they were planning to attend. He said that the Proud Boys had offered him (or his supposed group of attendees) “security” and encouraged others to “be ready.”
He even tried to persuade other people to attend, commenting under his posts, about “a few people on Twitter helping patriots get to DC.
“I can connect you with them,” he tells one person.
Hutt also hinted at his expectation for the event to be a riot multiple times prior to even going to Washington. “PatRIOTS – Who else is going to DC on the 6th?? 😎,” he asked in one post. “We are not going… to DC to have tea and crompets, and sing Kumbaya,” he wrote in a comment on another.
Hutt was excited to meet with D’Anna Morgan, who also defaced other Black Lives Matter murals multiple times in 2020. “We have to meet,” Morgan wrote in a comment to Hutt, “us paint droppers.” Morgan also organized a GoFundMe to fund her trip to D.C. that was subsequently deleted, and she raised $470 on Facebook alone.
Hearing that Morgan would have to return to New York City to work the night of the riot, Hutt wrote, “that’s not enough time to do some damage!”
The morning of January 6, Hutt livestreamed as he made his way to the “protests.”
The LGBTrump page made “unconfirmed” claims that “Antifa,” or anti-fascist activists, were responsible for “infiltrating” the crowd and breaching the Capitol building. Yet, in screenshots LGBTQ Nation obtained of his personal social media posts, Hutt posted self-taken mirror pictures of himself while in the Capitol, showing off how the bathrooms looked in the historic building.
He even reposted it after Facebook hid his photos because they found it went against the website’s community guidelines, in addition to posts on LGBTrump’s Twitter and Instagram.
“Antifa members dressed as Trump supporters started the chaos,” he said while sharing someone else’s video of the crowd forcing their way through police barricades. He then wrote he had to “get to safety” and did not post from the LGBTrump page for hours after.
In both his personal social media and LGBTrump pages since, Hutt has justified the riots while repeatedly maintaining claims that “Antifa” was responsible for the entire ordeal.
That night, Hutt wrote in a LGBTrump post that “what happened today at the Capital was a protest directed at our government. ✊🏼🇺🇸.” On January 8, two days after the riots, LGBTrump continued to publish disproven claims of election fraud, republishing claims that the pending inauguration of Joe Biden amounted to a “4 year coup attempt” due to a “lack of transparency in our electoral process.”
On the LGBTrump Twitter, Hutt also posted his pictures in the Capitol, cheered the looting of American artifacts and called Democrats and media commentators such as Jemele Hill “jealous” of their “much larger and better coordinated” attack. In another tweet, he replied to someone, “you weren’t even there. We were.”
Fearing “the great reset,” as he calls the banning of Trump and other far-right accounts across social media in wake of the riots, Hutt asked followers to follow the account on other social networks — “We may be next,” he warned in a separate post. Hutt’s personal Twitter has already been suspended since August.
In the last few days, Hutt has advocated for treason charges. Not against Donald Trump, who spoke to the mob that Hutt was in. Rather, he wants Biden arrested.
Hutt’s also disavowed Mike Pence and the Republican Party, advocating for “the Patriot Party” to “take it from here” instead. On Twitter, he’s repeatedly claimed that Trump “does not have to leave office.”
Prior to attending the Capitol riots, Hutt regularly promoted far-right rhetoric online. LGBTrump regularly mocked trans people and has defended the use of racist slurs, the Proud Boys and their leaders. In 2019, Brown and Hutt were featured in publications across America as they held hands and marched alongside white supremacists in the “Straight Pride Parade.”
In July 2020, it was Hutt who organized a GoFundMe in order “to help with our activism and travel for the next couple of months.” Complaining about how “well funded… groups like BLM and Antifa” are, Hutt urged readers to donate because “We have quite a few events planned, and we [sic] intent on making A LOT of noise.”
He tried to have a “Back The Blue Rochester Rally” in August 2020, but posts from the event page on Facebook feature Hutt complaining about the lackluster turnout. It’s unclear how many showed, if anyone. Hutt claimed the rally was “sabotaged” because of an unrelated, pro-Black Lives Matter scheduled for a different day that week.
Hutt also claimed that LGBTrump had been “exclusively invited to participate and march in Boston’s 2nd Annual Straight Pride Parade.” It’s not clear if a “2nd Annual” parade ever took place.
Beyond events, Hutt also hoped for further funding that would “help us with creating OUR OWN content,” he wrote, pledging to create a podcast and buy a camera.
That still-active fundraiser for activism has earned hundreds of thousands of shares, 113 donors, and $4,360 as of this writing.