Why are we mad? Because for too long LGBT people in our society have been stripped of simple dignity and decency. We have been denied all the things that we are supposed to deserve in a country based on "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
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.
It has been five weeks since I came out in a very public way. I'm doing this for LGBT kids who are bullied simply for being themselves, for the young man who committed suicide a few weeks ago. The most important thing any gay American can do is come out.
I admit that there are many Republicans who don't believe we gay individuals deserve equal rights. But not all Republicans share the views of Rick Santorum. Gay activists should rise above the fray and fight with facts rather than emotion.
Dear gay Republicans: Rick Santorum's surge and near-win in Iowa should be a wake-up call: your party hates you. I don't understand how you can look beyond the fact that a major portion of your party's fundamental beliefs are that you are not equal.
After Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum finished head to head in the Iowa Caucus, I thought this would be an ideal time to talk to Clarke about the GOP candidates running for president and where they stand on gay rights.
Whether it's Republicans in Congress, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann, or organizations like the FRC and AFA, people are advancing dangerous and outdated ideas that don't reflect the values of mainstream Americans.