Meet Tony Fabrizio: The Gay Strategist Cashing In On Rick Perry’s Homophobic Campaign

Late last night, Jimmy LaSalvia—the Executive Director of allegedly-gay conservative group GOProud—tweeted the following message: “I’ve just about had it with faggots who line their pockets with checks from anti-gay homophobes while throwing the rest of us under the bus.” Surprisingly, he was not talking about himself.

He was talking about Tony Fabrizio, the gay Rick Perry strategist who simultaneously works on LGBT campaigns while pocketing money from the guy who just released the most anti-gay campaign ad in recent memory.

Even though Fabrizio says he was against the ad from its initial planning stages, he obviously didn’t care enough to quit Perry’s virulently anti-gay campaign. And when asked to elaborate on his part in the ad’s creation, Fabrizio answered that he would not reward anybody by “answering personal attacks.”

So… Fabrizio, a gay strategist who works for pro- and anti-LGBT causes, has pissed off LaSalvia, a self-reportedly pro-gay conservative who supports anti-LGBT candidates. Okay then.