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Gay Republicans May Be Conservative But They Partied Liberally At Homocon

Sometimes you gotta put aside your party’s continued denial of your right to exist and just DANCE! That was the case in ‘mo mecca Ybor City where the gay republicans let their weaves down at The Honey Pot for the third annual Homocon.

Featuring the requisite go-go boys  bafflingly wearing shirts — but we guess it wasn’t that kind of party — touting “Freedom Is Fabulous,” the event was organized by the conservative queens at GOProud and attended by Republicans of both the Log Cabin and regular, humdrum cabin constituencies.

Of course no event involving the gays and the Republicans would be complete without some religious protesters, but they’re really not known for their ability to party and were long gone by the time Homocon rolled out of the gutter at 3 a.m.

Highlighting the economy in his address to the crowd, GOProud co-founder and executive director Jimmy LSalvia quipped, “As most of you know I support civil marriage for gay couples. And marriage is important. But before you get married, you need a date, and everybody knows you can’t get a date without a job.”

And who said politics couldn’t be funny? Because they really hit it on the nose with that one. All in all, the event saw some 500 attendees, many who were given disco ball key chains as departing gifts…adding to the collections of everyone there.

Since 3 a.m. is still relatively early on the conservative dance party circuit, we wonder if any of Homocon’s attendees went for a free nightcap at the nearby Ybor Spa & Resort? Let’s put that “homo” back in Homocon, kids.

photo by: ed and eddie
By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Aug 30, 2012
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  • 17 Comments
    • Gigi Gee
      Gigi Gee

      I did NOT need to see that this early in the morning!

      Aug 30, 2012 at 8:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fagburn
      fagburn

      Oh, give us a gun…

      Aug 30, 2012 at 9:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit
      hf2hvit

      Gay Republicans…Jewish Nazis…same idiocy

      Aug 30, 2012 at 10:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      If I saw a bunch of skin heads throwing rocks at them, I would bring them more rocks.

      Aug 30, 2012 at 10:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon
      Brandon

      That picture…

      It’s nice to know they are as delusional about age appropriate swimwear as they are about political affiliation.

      I bet if they stripped every song that was made by a liberal from their playlist, they would be left without music.

      Aug 30, 2012 at 11:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Papi Balenciaga
      Papi Balenciaga

      @Gigi Gee: It’s NO better in the afternoon.. I just can’t get past those long, bird-like thighs.

      Aug 30, 2012 at 1:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Neo
      Neo

      @hf2hvit: Please sir, please kill me last.

      Aug 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PTBoat
      PTBoat

      Really, Speedos? Are they trying to perpetuate stereotypes? Besides, I like the male form in all of its expressions, but I kind of think that only people in actual pool related sports should don Speedos.

      Aug 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott2
      scott2

      For those of you who frequent bathhouses, these two are some of the better specimens one sees there. The fact is that age is a bitch and older gays are usually in better shape (or less bad shape) than their straight contemporaries. That’s what awaits you young’uns.

      Aug 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tommy ousslander
      tommy ousslander

      I may be anti-speedos but some of the ageism and calls for violence, show what kind of people you really are.

      Aug 30, 2012 at 3:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aidan8
      Aidan8

      LaSalvia’s comment about marriage equality/dating/jobs is inane. I just don’t get the GOProuders and Log Cabinites…. is it repressed self-loathing or something?

      Aug 30, 2012 at 4:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • andrewl
      andrewl

      We all grow old and at some time in our lives our bodies age. Its a fact of life and no one can escape it. You may be able to delay the inevitable but at some time your abs will dissappear, your biceps, pecs will sag. Sad but true. Try not to be too judgemental as one day the same criticims will be able to be applied to you.

      Aug 30, 2012 at 10:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FunMe
      FunMe

      Those republiCONs are insane … they care more about their $$$ even if they end up in gay concentration camps.

      Aug 31, 2012 at 3:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • n900mixalot
      n900mixalot

      I dunno, the guys in the picture aren’t THAT unattractive … except for what they represent politically–and I wouldn’t really talk to someone who would wear a speedo so brazenly, GOP or not. But at face value: shaggable.

      Aug 31, 2012 at 5:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • n900mixalot
      n900mixalot

      And that picture is from 2011! Where are the REAL photos from the event, hmmm?!

      Aug 31, 2012 at 5:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • guydads
      guydads

      I just noticed that Queerty used a picture I took on a RSVP cruise several years ago. I don’t know the 2 men in the picture but I thought they were sexy and loved the joy and happiness they conveyed in their dancing. Too bad Queerty (and their bitter queen commenters) hold them up to ridicule and mock their age. (Guess what? Not all gays are 20-something twinks.) The picture had nothing to do with conservatives, Republicans, RNC, or homocons. It’s just the joy of dancing on the deck of a ship with hundreds of other gay men. What’s not to love?

      Sep 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • startenout
      startenout

      I am amazed/ashamed at how many of the comments on here deal with the picture accompanying the article and essentially how they should be ashamed because they are older and not the article itself. I wonder why people think we’re shallow and narcissistic…hmmmm

      ANYWAY, while I guess I should be proud that there are gay Republicans theoretically fighting for the cause from within, they are only concerned with their own pocketbooks and not social change for everyone which seems to be the overall theme for their party at the moment. LaSalvia’s quote is the worst kind of pandering. Guess what, even the poor and unemployed can and do get married, so how about getting me that right first so that all my money doesn’t have to keep going to organizations fighting for it?

      Nov 7, 2012 at 12:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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