Hear From Closeted Gay Republicans Cruising Grindr At CPAC

Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 4.09.00 PMOh to be a young, white affluent conservative gay man. The cards are really stacked against them.

They’re like rare birds — you know they’re flying around the jungle somewhere, but finding them can prove to be quite the challenge. The squawking is the same, too.

But Reason TV wanted to find these near-mythical creatures at last weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). And what is the gay equivalent of birdwatching? Grindr of course.

So they set up a profile — “Gay at CPAC?” — and waited for them to start flapping.

And they got such displays of internalized homophobia as this fun exchange:

Reason TV: “Do you identify as being gay?”

Gay guy who wouldn’t agree to show his face on camera: “I would have to if I was being honest — yes.”

While Jeb Bush was literally in the next room telling Sean Hannity and a room full of supporters that he has not changed his views on gay marriage and “believes in traditional marriage” only, these self-described gay conservatives were cruising Grindr during their moments away from the busy convention floor.

Take a look: