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.