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Lila Shapiro

The Gay Tea Party Is In Trouble

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Jimmy LaSalvia and Christopher R. Barron, the founders of a gay conservative lobbying group that styled itself after the tea party, have never feared ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

CPAC Chairs: We Totally Include Gay People And Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The Conservative Political Action Conference has no problems with gay rights groups or women, according to Al Cardenas, chair ...

Amanda Terkel

Gay Rights Missing From CPAC 2014, Despite Growing Acceptance Among GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Activists gathered on Thursday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference for a panel called "Reaching Out," desig...

The Coming Gay Republican Wave

Eli Lehrer | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

There's little doubt that the decisions herald an unstoppable trend towards full legal equality for same-sex relationships. Once that's established, the fundamental reasons for gay Americans to vote as they do will vanish.

Sam Stein

Top Conservative Gay Rights Groups Excluded From CPAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though the Republican Party's stance on same-sex marriage faced criticism from within its own ranks following the 2012 election, this ye...

From the Closet to the Playground: Do We Ever Mature or Learn How to Act?

Troy Roness | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Troy Roness

Because I didn't vote for certain candidates, some of my "friends" ostracized me, ridiculed me for "lacking intelligence" and told me that I was working against my own community. However, if our relationship was based on political ideology, then I'm better off without them anyway.

Gay Republicans: The Enemy Within?

John Carroll | Posted 01.27.2013 | Gay Voices
John Carroll

You could imagine my shock a few evenings after the election when, at a friend's party, someone was introduced to me thus: "This is Mark. He's a gay Republican. He supported Romney." I was so shocked by his political views that I had to excuse myself and walk away.

How Gay Republicans Lost Dismally When 2012 Should Have Been Their Year

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Had the Log Cabin Republicans not endorsed Romney, they would now have more pull within the GOP. They would be able to tell GOP leaders, in the midst of the handwringing over the party's "demographic problem," that had Romney backed off his harsh line on gay rights, they could have helped him win.

Lila Shapiro

The Pink Elephant In The Room: An Inside Look At The World Of Gay Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.01.2012 | Gay Voices

The night before the Republican National Convention began in Tampa last month, a group of gay Republicans sipped wine and ate crab cakes at the Rusty ...

Dan Savage Calls Conservative Gay Group 'F—gots' For Romney Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.21.2012 | Gay Voices

When Dan Savage, the gay-rights advocate and sex columnist known for his brand of straight talk, is angry, don't expect him to hide it. On Wednesda...

Being Gay and Conservative: Not That Hard To Fathom

Troy Roness | Posted 08.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Troy Roness

Persons from every corner are astonished when I explain my conservative Christian opinions and my viewpoints as an individual of the LGBT community -- after all, aren't they all mutually exclusive?

Why Democrats Should Accept And Collaborate With Gay Republicans

Padraig McCoid | Posted 07.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Padraig McCoid

Between the two parties, Democrats are the clear choice if a voter considers gay rights an important issue. The reality we must embrace, though, is that we need Republicans to pass federal protections.

Michelangelo Signorile

Conservative Activist: 'Dehumanizing, Outrageous' Tactics Of Liberals Drove Me To The Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.14.2012 | Gay Voices

"The devil is here! The devil is here!" bellowed a voice in the distance at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington last weekend. ...

What Conservatives Give Up When We Turn Our Back on Gay Americans

Eli Lehrer | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

This year, GOProud isn't going to be in attendance at CPAC. To me this is a problem, not so much because of what it says about individual conservatives' attitudes toward gay Americans but because what it says about the direction of the conservative movement.

Conservative Gay Porn Star Gets Israeli Apartheid Week Canceled

Runnin' Scared | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

At the beginning of the week, porn impresario Michael Lucas was somewhat known as a controversial gay conservative writer, someone you could expect to...

Fight Over Gays Roils Upcoming CPAC

latimes.com | Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some prominent right-wing groups say they will not attend a major Republican gathering in Washington next month, objecting to the presence of gay grou...

Republicans and Democrats Can Both Learn From a Gay Conservative

James Owens | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
James Owens

A gay Republican is an oxymoron, no matter what side of the aisle you're on. It's a scary thought for social conservatives, and it's a scary thought for liberals. Let me give you a little insight into what it's like living the life of a gay Republican.