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It’s Hard Out There For Pimps, Gay Conservatives

Well, as one (gay) Republican I spoke to out there put it, it’s a lot easier to be gay in San Francisco than a Republican, adding that when he came out as a Republican “friends abandoned me. I got called a fascist, traitor, crazy, insane, a racist.” In the Bizarro World that is San Francisco, fascism is always around the corner and that great bogeyman, the Christian Right, is just waiting to pounce.

—Harry Stein, author of the newly released paperback I Can’t Believe I’m Sitting Next To A Republican, has second-hand knowledge gays discriminate more than conservatives [via]

On:           Jan 20, 2011
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    • gregger

      Gays discriminate more than conservatives, sure, we make sure that conservatives get; fired from their jobs, are denied equal legal protection, made to feel uncomfortable living in their own homes, get fired from their jobs just for being conservative, send people to third world countries to teach that conservatives are evil that they deserved to be either murdered or raped into conversion.

      Give me a break, what planet is this asshat from?

      Jan 20, 2011 at 10:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeff K.

      Last time I checked, two straight conservatives could marry each other. In all 50 states. And with federal recognition.


      Jan 20, 2011 at 10:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Franky

      Maybe because the Christian right IS always around the corner waiting to pounce. Just sayin’

      Jan 20, 2011 at 11:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jack

      Attention Republicans: being called names does not amount to fascism or discrimination. Neither does having some of your friends decide they don’t want to hang around with you anymore when you start babbling like Glenn Beck.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 11:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChicagoJimmy

      I can’t believe this jack-hole talks about supposed “liberal smugness” with such a completely holier-than-thou attitude. He goes on and on about how liberals can’t believe when smart people don’t agree with them while at the same time espousing his own political beliefs with utter incredulity that everyone doesn’t agree with him. Maybe his problem isn’t that the liberals he knows are assholes, but that the natural reaction to his personality is unrestrained contempt.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 11:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack

      I wonder why I should take pity on anyone who willingly joins a political party that is pretty much unashamedly against him…

      Furthermore, as most gay Republicans I know are so because they’re rich/want to be rich and would rather be in a party that hates them than give up even a token portion of their money, I have less pity.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Devon

      Traitor, crazy, insane…

      I’m sorry, does he think these are somehow inaccurate descriptors?

      Jan 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GregorVonK

      This tiresome fellow (or “asshat” if you prefer) wrote a book 10 years ago called “How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (and Found Inner Peace).” He’s still harping on the same themes–and trying to make a buck off of it. I don’t know if the Village Voice’s famous assessment of him (“a well-known asshole”) is accurate or not. But he is playing the same “victimology” card as so many other right wingers do (“We’re the real victims.”) So someone gave him the cold shoulder at a dinner party, so what?

      Jan 20, 2011 at 12:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • paulD

      @Jack: I agree 100%. My experience with gay republicans has been exactly the same. Money trumps equal rights every time. They figure they can get around legalities with a trip to a lawyer. It’s bad enough to witness the out gay republicans, but the amount of closeted republicans is staggering.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones

      I’m having a blast over on Gay Patriot trashing them homocons!

      Here’s the comment that got the ball rolling:

      Of course Republicans are more welcoming of gay conservatives, than gays are of conservatives in general.

      The right wing closet cases know homocons will give them blowjobs in public toilets.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker

      I’ve had the same experience: Republicans react better when I tell them i’m gay than gays do when I tell them i’m Republican.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 12:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • randy

      @Riker: Because they’re shocked into silence as to how utterly stupid you are.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks

      @randy: Some Jews backed Hitler. There are always anomalies. It is amazing how they think their abnormality is normal.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 1:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker

      @justiceontherocks: “It is amazing how they think their abnormality is normal.”

      Funny, it seems like other people say the same thing about us.

      Also, look up Godwin’s Law. Argumentum ad hitlerum is a logical fallacy.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker

      @randy: Wanting lower taxes and smaller government is suddenly stupid? I don’t agree with everything the Republicans do, just as i’m sure you don’t support everything the Democrats do.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 2:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • randy

      @Riker: Not a fallacy, just an inevitability, according to Godwin.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 2:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • randy

      @Riker: You are totally correct, I should not have called you stupid. That, frankly, was beneath me. When lower taxes and smaller government can occur without my having to give up equal rights on the both the state and federal level, then I’ll rethink my party affiliation. Until that happens I must stand with the political party that represents more of my core principles, specifically equal rights.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 2:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gay Republican

      Frankly I do not give a shit what left-wing tools think of me.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 3:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pete

      @Gay Republican: That’s quite obvious, dear.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker

      @randy: We each make our own decisions about which party better represents our beliefs. Mine are closer to Republican than Democrat, so that’s what I am. I still judge candidates and issues on their own merits, as do you. We just tend to come to different conclusions about them.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 3:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adam

      @Gay Republican: You are projecting here, with your comment and with your “Gay Republican” name, so you obviously must care enough because you want a reaction. You invite confrontation and get off on it.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 4:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks

      @Riker: Would you like it better if I compared “gay” republicans to Roman Catholics who continue to be affiliated with the church even though one of their male relatives was molested by a priest? I can do that.

      If you are a true conservative you’re not either a Democrat or a Republican. Both parties spend taxpayer money like it grows on trees, both are the champions of entitlement, and the federal budget as a percentage of GDP grew more under W than any other President. So don’t give me this horse-hockey about smaller government.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 4:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gay Republican

      @Adam: You got me here (partially).

      I love annoying the left wingers, but I do not care what they think of me.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones

      @Gay Republican:

      but I do not care what they think of me.

      Yes you do. That’s why you’re here, instead of the public washroom you usually hang around in, trolling for attention.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 7:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom in Lazybrook

      Gay Republicans whine more than anyone else. To all the GOProuders out there, I say this.

      If you go around advocating the legality of firing someone because they are gay, work against Gay equality, and demean the gay mainstream at every opportunity (go over to their allied site, gaypatriot if you’d like to see it in action), don’t whine and pout when those impacted by your public policy treat you with the contempt they see you treating their concerns.

      Jan 20, 2011 at 9:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gay Republican

      @Tom in Lazybrook: Correction: Gay LAMEstream!

      Jan 21, 2011 at 1:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AL

      How the hell gay Republicans are comparable to Jews who were collaborating with Nazis? I am yet to see a Republican who demands extermination of gays. Oh, almost forgot, before you jump into conclusions, I am not a Republican.

      Jan 21, 2011 at 2:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree

      I’m not a Republican but I won’t cast stones at anyone who tries to work with Republicans around LGBT issues.

      With the Tea “Partyists” and fundies pulling the Repubs to the Right on social issues, we DO need people to work *within* the Party on LGB topics.

      There may be R. Senators & House members who will moderate their positions on LGB stuff when approached appropriately. Don’t forget that there *were* Republicans who supported DADT repeal.

      The social conservatism of the party seems to be gaining ground. Those gay Republicans who can keep their economic views in balance with their social issue beliefs have to be brave and we’re better off having some LGBT voices in the conversation.

      The passage of ENDA and repeal of DOMA will require bipartisan support. So we *need* people within the party to get those 2 things to happen.

      (But I’m still unlikely to marry a Republican. An affair, maybe!)

      Jan 21, 2011 at 4:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Justin Thyme

      I support free-enterprise and a free-market capitalist system. I believe socialism is highly detrimental to the economy, as well as the human spirit. I oppose government tyranny of all types, whether it be from the power-hungry socialist left or the power-hungry moralizing right. I support a free society. I also love my boyfriend.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 2:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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