When Ryan Webb noticed how many straight, white men he was serving with on the Delaware County, Indiana Council, he knew something needed to change. That’s when he dove deep into his heart and his feelings and realized he was actually a woman of color — and a lesbian, too! He joins Glenn in this clip to describe that moment of realization, and he also shares a POWERFUL message for those who claim he’s just identifying this way to make a point about far-left woke-ness: ‘My understanding is that [we’re] not allowed to question someone’s gender identify…’
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: Can we talk about something else for just a second?
You know, it's time that we start talking about heroes. Good things.
For instance, did you know the trans identified male, has just won first place in the women's cycling tour?
Did you know that?
STU: No. Congratulations!
GLENN: Yes. She -- he -- they won. They won.
STU: They won!
GLENN: Taking first place. The first female with junk in her pants, taking first place.
And I -- hats off.
Also, there's a bearded man, who claims to be a woman.
But doesn't do anything go.
Just still looks like a man. But he's a good-looking woman, if he would throw some makeup on. You know, spend five minutes in front of the mirror, dude.
Anyway, he just won. Yeah. Another winner. The women's poker tournament.
He just won. So you have that. So this is good for women. This is good for women. Now, a lot of people might take this as being sarcastic. But there is a guy in Delaware County. Delaware County, Indiana county, councilman. He's Ryan Webb.
And he is the first Republican local councilman, to come forward as a lesbian woman of color. And, Ryan, hats off to you.
RYAN: Well, good morning, sir, I appreciate the invitation. And thank you for the recognition. Thank you.
GLENN: Sure, sure. Now how long have you been contemplating this transition to a woman?
RYAN: Well, I'm not really sure how long I have been contemplating it. You know, I've felt this way for quite a long time. And just really wasn't sure the right time to do it.
But as with each passing day, it's become more and more socially acceptable, and the rules have -- have become engrained and set in stone, as such, that someone such as myself, who has no real ambition to actually live life as a woman. However, knows that in my heart, that I am a woman. I thought this was the right time for me to go ahead and announce that that's the way I choose to self-identify.
GLENN: I think that's great.
You did say in your Facebook post, that you noticed that there wasn't any LGBTQ representation on the council board. And you are the first woman of color too. What color are you?
RYAN: Well, I appreciate you saying that. And I get noticed that. And I thought, we just need a little bit diversity. We had way too many straight white men on the council.
And I thought, you know, we can do something about this. To answer what my heritage is.
I have Cherokee, Native American on both sides. I'm very proud of that, and which qualifies me as the woman of color that I am.
GLENN: Oh, so you're not just -- you're not just a white guy, that is -- that is now saying, I identify as a woman of color?
You're actually, I mean, we could -- in the old days, I would say, scientifically show that your bloodline has Cherokee in it.
RYAN: Oh, yeah. Fully backed up with the documents of ancestry.com. Shout out to them.
But, yeah. That's a fact.
GLENN: So now you say, you are excited to be a vocal partner of the LGBTQQIAPC++ movement. And just how far can we take things?
You're glad that now anyone, just like you can be anything or anyone they want.
What are you -- how far do you want to take things?
RYAN: Well, you know, this whole journey of gender discovery and who you are.
I'm just riding the wave. And wherever it takes me, is where it goes. And I've said before, oftentimes with these things, they're very complex. Sometimes we end up where we started. But what I'm trying to do, as far as promote awareness in the community. There's a lot of bad information out there, from some of these folks as being intolerant and hateful. And I want to show the world, that some of us are pretty down to earth and sensible people, and not all crazy.
GLENN: Right. Okay. Have you had your first period yet?
RYAN: Well, I had something going on the other day, but I wouldn't classify it as that. I think I just had a little bit of indigestion.
GLENN: Okay. All right. Well, be prepared.
You should -- talk to your -- are you married?
RYAN: I am, yes. I have a wife, brandy. Beautiful wife brandy. We have six kids. And she's currently excited about the new designation of not only being married to a woman of color, but celebrating our diversity as an interracial couple.
GLENN: Yeah. Now, she is excited that you are now identifying as a woman?
RYAN: Well, you know what, she stands behind me, and everything that comes with it. She's been sitting and watching everything that happens like everyone else.
She's not naive to the benefits that come with a woman of color. So we're hoping our kids will be accepted to some colleges that they previously have not able to.
So the sky is the limit. So she's excited about that.
GLENN: Right. And she's identifying now as a lesbian.
RYAN: Well, she's not necessarily changed her identity. I don't think she can argue the point if that's what she is. She's allowed me to go on my journey. And her journey takes her wherever she needs to go.
GLENN: Right. And you are a lesbian though. You'll only sleep with women?
RYAN: I would say so. And I could also prove that, if anyone doesn't believe.
I'm very affectionate with my wife in public. I have more than stood on my own 2 feet with that statement.
GLENN: You know, a lot of people, Ryan.
We're talking to Ryan Web. He's a local Republican councilman, who has just come out as a lesbian woman of color. And the first one on the council.
And that was very brave of you.
So hats off on just your bravery.
A lot of people would say, that you are making fun of wokeness, and the fact that men will always be men, and not women. Is there any truth to that?
RYAN: Well, those allegations have been made. Now, I wouldn't make those allegations, I'm not saying that. In fact, I don't know what rule book they're reading from. But my understanding is that we weren't allowed to question someone's gender identity. It's simply declaring it.
If so, you may as well write it in read. I'm not necessarily making fun of anyone.
I'm just expressing how I'm changing to live my life, within the boundaries and rules, that are set by in society. And pass the test. So they can say that all they want.
But I don't need their confirmation, or their affirmation, or any of the ations. I'm living my own life.
GLENN: All right. Ryan, again, we salute you as a very brave, brave. It is hard in these days to come out, on something, you know, like this.
And stand there.
All alone, surrounded by all of the real power in society.
You know, holding your hand. And propping you up.
And give you all kinds of benefits. And that's a scary place to be.
RYAN: Well, you are correct with that.
And in the beginning, some folks didn't know how to take it.
Some were upset. But as the days went on. I've been receiving a lot of support.
To be honest, Glenn, the local leftists in my community, they're the ones who insisted on making this story a national story. Me personally, I would like to focus more on the important things that we're doing on the council, such as increasing transparency, and increasing the wages for all of our county employees.
Unfortunately, this is what we're talking about. It's a really sad situation.
GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. All right. Well, Ryan, you keep with your truth.
RYAN: All right. I appreciate that, Mr. Beck. I will. I will. Thank you very much.
GLENN: Thank you so much.
That's Ryan Web.
Delaware County, Indiana. County councilman. Brave.
STU: Very brave, to take a stance like that.
STU: And I know that they are going to be celebrated for this.
Because that's what our society does.
Well, I don't.
I appreciate that he's keeping his name.
Because I don't want to dead name anybody.
GLENN: But who am I to question what he believes. What his truth is, and what his truth may not be.
STU: You just did three in a row. He, he, and his.
You are kidding me? That is disgusting.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh. You are so brave.
STU: Thank you. I am.
I mean, going along with everybody who has any kind of power at all.
Just going along and sniffing their butt and holding their hand. And doing exactly what you're told. You are so brave.
STU: Thank you for affirming me.
Well, thank you for affirming. Well, you haven't yet. You haven't.
STU: I affirm you. I affirm thou.
GLENN: Wow. Thank you. Oh. I feel heard. And affirmed.
And just kind of -- I don't know.
Like it's my first day of being a girl.
STU: You know, you -- you pass -- you're very -- would make a very attractive female. Not that that is what your journey is right now.
GLENN: Not right now.
Let me tell you something, if I do become a girl, you damn better say, I'm not only a girl. But I'm a good looking girl.
STU: Oh, I will affirm the hell out of that.
GLENN: So thank you. I affirm you too.
See, this is how we all come together.
STU: This is the mutual affirmation society.
We just speak the truth, that our overlords demand that we speak. And we all get along.
STU: That's what we do. You have to say, what your truth is. And it becomes the truth.
With one exception. If someone says they're trans, and they commit a mass murder. Then it's totally okay to say, they were lying at the time. Any other instance, though, you must affirm what they say.
GLENN: And I would like to make another correction, and I hate to.
STU: Are you disaffirming?
GLENN: And I would hate to disaffirm.
But I think it's actually de-affirm.
STU: Okay. I'm sorry. How about de-firm?
GLENN: I hate to de-firm you.
But you said, we can say whatever. Your truth. And it is truth.
And that's not true. There is truth, Stu. And it's your truth, and it's my truth.
But there are some people that don't agree with that truth. That we're getting from the experts. And those people should be shut up, you know. Because they're not brave. They're Nazis.
STU: No. We de-firm them.
GLENN: We de-firm. Thank you. All right.
Hey, I think we just solved another problem.