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‘Cancer’ Of Anti-Gay Bigotry Leads Gay Republican Group Founder To Quit GOP

by David Badash ● 1:45 PM January 15, 2014
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Will GOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia’s leaving the Republican Party make a difference?

Perhaps the answer is based on one question: Did LaSalvia make a difference when he was in the Republican Party?

News

GOProud Co-Founders, Claiming Group Has Been ‘Successful,’ Quit

by David Badash ● 2:30 PM April 26, 2013
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Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Barron have just quit GOProud, the four-year old gay Tea Party Republican group they founded four years ago, claiming it has been “successful.”

News

So, CPAC Had A Gay Rights Panel. How Did That Go?

by David Badash ● 7:20 PM March 14, 2013
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CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, tonight (shockingly) held a gay rights panel titled “A Rainbow on the Right: Growing the Coalition, Bringing Tolerance Out of the Closet.”

Marriage

Supreme Court And Gay Marriage: Thomas Roberts And GOProud’s Jimmy LaSalvia Discuss GOP Support

by David Badash ● 2:15 PM February 26, 2013
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Thomas Roberts, GOProud’s Jimmy LaSalvia and Steve Schmidt discuss that over 80 Republicans are signing an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to support marriage equality.

News

In Policy Flip, Gay GOP Group Now Officially Supports Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 3:23 PM January 18, 2013
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If it’s news to you that gay GOP group GOProud did not support same-sex marriage, you’re not alone. GOProud, the gay Tea Party branch now supports marriage equality.

Civil Rights

Gay Republican Groups Praise Anti-Gay Paul Ryan As Romney VP Choice

by David Badash ● 9:06 AM August 11, 2012

The Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud this morning praised Mitt Romney’s choice of the very anti-gay Paul Ryan as the Republican vice presidential nominee.

News

GOProud Endorses Romney: ‘Light Years Better Than President Obama’

by David Badash ● 12:45 PM June 20, 2012
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GOProud, the gay Republican Tea Party group, today endorsed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, claiming he is “light years better” than Barack Obama.

Marriage

Thomas Roberts Interviews Jimmy LaSalvia: Is GOP Embracing Gay Marriage?

by David Badash ● 3:27 PM June 13, 2012
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GOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia tells MSNBC host Thomas Roberts, “I don’t think conservatives are any different than anyone else in America.”

Media

Ironically, Breitbart Quits GOProud: Says He Has Zero Tolerance For Inflicting Vocational Harm

by David Badash ● 2:00 PM December 11, 2011
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In an amazing display of flip-floppiness, “yellow journalist” Andrew Breitbart quits GOProud because he has decided he might have a shred of human decency after all.

News

Do Gay Liberals Really Hate Gay Conservatives — Enough To Gay Bash Them?

by David Badash ● 1:20 PM November 14, 2011
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Do gay Democrats really hate gay Republicans? There seem to be more attacks hurled at the gay Left from gay Right than from the gay Left at the gay Right.

Bigotry Watch

Gay GOP Group Attacks Gay GOP Presidential Candidate For Being Gay

by David Badash ● 10:11 AM August 24, 2011
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GOProud, a gay Tea Party GOP group, has again attacked Fred Karger, essentially for being gay and for discussing LGBT-related issues, such as marriage equality.

Politics

Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis Wants To Have A Bourbon With GOProud’s Barron

by David Badash ● 4:13 PM August 10, 2011
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Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis wants to have a shot of Bourbon with gay Tea Party Republican group GOProud’s Chris Barron. Or so he says in a profile published today.

Politics

Gay Republican Groups Battle Over Ann Coulter Anti-Gay Comments

by David Badash ● 1:25 PM July 28, 2011
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After Ann Coulter said she was tired of gays, GOProud attacked Log Cabin Republicans, suggesting they on the left, and are looking for attention.

Hate Crimes

Gay Conservative Group Leader: “Second Amendment Rights Are Gay Rights”

by David Badash ● 3:19 PM July 22, 2011
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GOProud’s LaSalvia told MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, “Second Amendment rights are gay rights,” because, he falsely says, hate crime laws don’t work.