Congratulations, kind of, to Hillary Clinton, who is probably not super-thrilled to be the recipient of Grindr‘s “Straight Ally of the Year” award.
Of course, any publicity is good publicity, but we imagine that her presidential campaign is probably not going to want to make a huge deal about receiving an award from an app mostly known for facilitating gay hookups.
Also winning Grindr awards were Lego (“best comeback”), X-Men: Days of Future Past (“best movie”) and money (“must-have holiday item”), so that tells you everything you need to know about that.
What makes Hillary such a great ally? Well, she supports marriage equality as of last year. Better late than never, right? And she spoke out for equality in 2011, which is nice. And she has a lot of gay friends. Sounds like a winner to us.
In other marriage-y news, South Carolina might have to reimburse some gay groups for having dragged out its marriage litigation for so long. And the governor of Arkansas is waving the white flag on marriage, and saying that he might consider civil unions. Ha! Nice try, but we’re getting marriage, Governor, and you get nothing.
I can think of better allies.
Hillary is neither straight nor an ally. Self hating gays can be like that. 😉
Well suited. Both appear wonderfully uplifting and both will leave you drained, empty and alone. (She supports CIA torture, trickle-down, corporate rule and TPP) She “didn’t want people to be criminally prosecuted, people who were doing what they were told to do, that there were legal opinions supporting what they were told to do.”
It’s time we ask our Democrats to be more than just DINOs and our relationships to be meaningful and enriching.
I’ll never understand why she’s perceived as such an heroic ally to the LGBT community. She was the last Democrat to join the marriage wagon. Whoa, big risk there, Hillary. Hillary is a fan of power, money, and houses painted white.
I did not support Hillary in 2008 and won’t in 2016. If the Democrats want ANY chance to retain the White House, they need someone other than Hillary. She cannot win.
@Ronbo, this is what Democrats have been for a long time. The Democratic Party IS a center-right party, and hasn’t provided any voice for liberals since at least the 1990s if not earlier. Bill and Hillary were among the original architects of the rightward shift. There is no place for a liberal alternative in the American political system, given how both parties conspire against any conceivable emergence of other alternatives.
God I hope she doesn’t run. I’ll throw up if I have to vote for her in the general. And I will vote for her because the alternative is probably Ted Cruz or some equally vile hater.
Vote for Hilly because she supported same-sex marriage a year ago and has gay friends??? ….. Oh, you are serious?
Elizabeth Warren supported marriage equality before Hillary or Obama, when it was still not even on the Democratic party platform. We need allies who will stand with us BEFORE it is politically expedient, and who are not corporate shills…
I would vote for Hillary over whatever great evil the republicans release next, but I’m hoping I don’t have to make that decision. Warren 2016!
@LandStander: “I would vote for Hillary over whatever great evil the republicans release next…”
And THAT is why the Democrats will continue to ignore you.
Alas, vive is correct. Sometimes one does have to adopt a “long game” strategy and give up immediate gains in exchange for long term success. The Dems have an extremely arrogant attitude toward African Americans and the LGBT community. It’s depressing when you think about it.
Our recent gains on the marriage front came from grassroots activists challenging state laws in the judicial system. Clinton had nothing to do with any of those cases.
@Ronbo: “Both appear wonderfully uplifting…and will leave you drained, empty and alone.”
This made me laugh.
I love Hillary! That woman could cut a bitch down. She’s a politician. And a shrewd one at that. Of course her policies will change according to the times. I mean, if you are the same person twenty years from now, that you are today, then you have blown off twenty years. Hillary has grown and has grown to accept us gay guys in the public sphere. Which is more than I could say for my parents.
We need a woman in the White House. And Warren seems to kind of have jealous traits. When Hillary lost the 2008 primary she was a loyal Democrat and served.
@LandStander: We progressives were pretty much let down already by the current president. You shouldn’t take political stances so personal. Warren had nothing to lose in the most “liberal” state in accepting gay marriage. Hillary and Barack had the whole country’s opinion to consider when determining how their political future would be effected by it.
I’ll never understand people who are enamored with Hillary Clinton… they clearly aren’t paying attention to the actual politics. The woman is borderline psychotic and ready for war with anyone she can get her paws on.
Just because she has a vagina and there’s buzz of a “first female president” doesn’t mean she’s the right person for the job.
She’s got a serious hard on for proving she’s one of the boys and she’ll do ANYTHING to prove that. Being more violent, more cruel, and more power hungry than all of them combined. Anyone who wants this dictator running our nation deserves to be locked up in a mental facility. She doesn’t even hide her war boner, it’s all she thinks about.
@ChgoReason: 2 questions:
1) “Of course her policies will change according to the times”
Really? I suppose that’s true, but Clinton’s problem is that she never seems to have any actual policy positions aside from a few obsessively poll-tested statements that all liberals agree on anyway (the right to choose, etc). What, exactly, does she stand for? What does she believe in – aside from her own inevitability?
2) “We need a woman in the White House”
Seriously? We NEED a woman in the White House? That’s IT? No, what we need is a competent statesman/stateswoman with a clear vision, a strong backbone, and a solid set of ethics. Gender has nothing to do with it. You might as well think that what we need is a left-hander or a Lutheran.
She can have my vote, but she has to earn it. Just being a woman doesn’t cut it. I need to know what’s in her head and what she thinks about specific issues. I also need to know that she’s comfortable taking positions that might not poll well. At some point she has to lead. I’ve yet to see her lead on anything. Not one damn thing.
@ChgoReason: They had “the whole country’s opinion to consider”? Odd, from their policy choices it appears that they really only consider the opinion of the 1%.
Yes, they give us lovely words; but, in reality they sign-up for Republican policy. Did President Obama do anything to stop the latest round of rolling back of policy that makes the American voter responsible for Wallstreet and Bankster derivitive gambling? No. $303 trillion is what the voters will owe in their next gambling spree. The 1% get ALL the profit and the voters take ALL the risk. Do you love TPP as much as Hillary?
Wise up Charlie Brown! These DINO’s are scamming the public; THEY are the reason the majority of Democrats don’t even bother to vote.
Hillary is the Wall Street/DINO candidate. I hope that either Warren or Sanderson will run otherwise I’ll vote for the Green Party candidate in 2016. We must break the corporate stranglehold on this country.
It’s great she’s pro-gay, but she’s still said some anti-male shit that I’m not going to let slide without an apology. It shows she just does things that will be politically popular. I want someone who will actually stand up for something.
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