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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 ...

How the National Organization for Marriage Was Banished to the Basement at CPAC 2014

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

This year at CPAC there was no panel focused on the evils of gay marriage. NOM did have a small table in the basement of the hotel with the other exhibitors, though nothing as grand as the massive, expensive booths and tents of the gun-rights groups or the anti-tax activists.

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...

Samantha Lachman

GOP Gay Rights Group Reconciles With ACU, Will Attend This Year's Conservative Conference

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

GOProud, a leading conservative gay rights group, will attend the Conservative Political Action Conference as guests this March after three years of f...

Friday Talking Points -- 2014 the Year of the Marijuana Voter?

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will 2014 (or perhaps 2016) become known as the "Year Of The Marijuana Voter"? This question can now be seriously asked, because the issue of radically reforming marijuana laws seems to be growing bigger and more imperative with each passing week.

Michelangelo Signorile

Former GOProud Founder: Republican Party Suffers From 'Cultural Disease That Can't Be Fixed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

In a fiery interview, the co-founder of the conservative gay group GOProud, which made headlines in recent years after it was banned from the annual C...

Why Jimmy LaSalvia Has Become a Welcome Independent Voice in the U.S.

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott De Buitléir

On Monday last, Jimmy LaSalvia, who co-founded the U.S. Republican LGBT group, GOProud, announced on his website that he has left the Republican Party, and has become independent.

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi Dings Paul Clement, DOMA Attorney: 'What A Stale Role To Play In Life'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that she's "very optimistic" the Supreme Court will strike down the Defense...

At CPAC, The Marriage Fight Is Over

BuzzFeed | Chris Geidner | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Opponents of gay rights spoke to a nearly empty room, while supporters had a standing room-only crowd. “We cannot be at war with America on issues o...

The New March Madness: CPAC's Guest List

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Keegan

In many ways, CPAC is caught in exactly the same bind as the Republican Party. The party's leaders know that to survive in the long term it must moderate its positions and expand its base. But they're still in the grips of an extremist fringe that just won't let that happen.

Gay Republican 'Seriously' Considering Taking On Lindsey Graham

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Bruce Carroll, outgoing co-founder of gay Republican group GOProud, thinks Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has served in Washington for long enough. I...

MSNBC Host: Why I'm Boycotting CPAC

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.04.2013 | Media

MSNBC host S.E. Cupp has announced she is not attending CPAC this year, and she joined HuffPost Live Monday to further explain the reasons behind her ...

Morning Links: Manti Te'o, GOProud and DOMA

Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Lila Shapiro

-- Speculation is heating up in the gay blogosphere that the explanation behind Manti Te'o's bizarre saga of a dead ex-girlfriend who never existed ma...

Conservative Gay Group Capitalizes On Twinkies Craze, Offers Free Cakes For Cash Donations

Posted 11.19.2012 | Gay Voices

GOProud, a conservative gay group, moved quickly to capitalize on the news that there may soon be a Twinkies shortage. Mere hours after news of Hostes...

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

From 'Schoolyard Bully' To 'Republican Wins,' Partisan Gay Groups React To Presidential Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Although gay rights were not mentioned specifically in last night's first presidential debate, all three of the largest partisan gay groups in the cou...

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 ...

Michelangelo Signorile

Gary Johnson Seeks Gay Republican Support: 'Does Romney Really Match Up With GOProud?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.14.2012 | Gay Voices

Former GOP New Mexico governor and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson reached out to gay Republican voters and “everybody in this country who ...

The Problem With Uncle Tom

Maya Rupert | Posted 11.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Maya Rupert

Log Cabin Republicans aren't the only ones Frank offended with this insensitive comparison. "Uncle Tom" is a racially loaded slavery reference, and his decision to use it here was entirely inappropriate.

Why Are We So Afraid Of Gay Republicans?

Rob Smith | Posted 11.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

The #negrospotting meme revealed an uncomfortable truth about the Democratic base: that diversity is supported if said "diverse" person knows his or her place. Dare to step outside what is expected of you, and you will be ridiculed. This is the game that we play with gay Republicans.

'Don't Say Gay' at the GOP Convention: A View From the Floor

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

No one uttered the word "gay" from the podium, nor did anyone want to want to speak about the issue when asked. But no one ever attained their civil rights from being quiet. Keep your hugs and kisses. Just give me full equality.

Michelangelo Signorile

Meghan McCain: 'I'm Not Impressed' With Obama's Gay Marriage Stance

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.28.2012 | Gay Voices

Meghan McCain, columnist and daughter of GOP Senator John McCain, lashed out at the conservative Republican gay group GOProud, which recently endorsed...

Dan Savage And The Other, Uglier F-Word

Justin Sedor | Posted 08.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Justin Sedor

The context in which he uses the word suggests not only that Savage meant to demean and degrade, but that he meant to demean and degrade by comparing GOProud to a particular set of gay men (bottoms) and all those who enjoy receiving penetrative sex.

Why Would Mary Cheney And GOProud Support Mitt Romney?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

To actually endorse a candidate who calls for stripping you of rights seems totally crazy and pathological -- unless perhaps you don't believe the candidate will ever do such a thing. And that is actually what gay Republicans who are voting for Romney will tell you privately.