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Jimmy LaSalvia

GOProud founder leaving Republican party in part over ‘tolerance of bigotry’

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Jimmy LaSalvia, the co-founder and former executive director of GOProud, a U.S. political action group representing gay conservatives, announced Tuesday he was leaving the Republican party due in part to the "tolerance of bigotry in the GOP." [ Read more → ]
Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Barron

Founding members of GoProud to step down from day-to-day operations

Friday, April 26, 2013
The founding members of the gay conservatives group GoProud said Friday that are stepping away from their day-to-day roles at the organization they started four years ago as a grassroots alternative to the Log Cabin Republicans. [ Read more → ]

GOP unveils road map to attract gay, minority voters amid party divisions

Monday, March 18, 2013
The Republican party on Monday unveiled a road map for a new, more inclusive GOP aimed at attract minority voters, including "welcoming" attitudes on gay rights -- but minutes after unveiling the proposal, the party chairman distanced himself from it, and some conservatives and tea partyers balked. [ Read more → ]

After years of restraint, GOProud says it supports same-sex marriage

Friday, January 18, 2013
After years of refusing to take a position on same-sex marriage, the gay conservatives group GOProud on Friday announced it supports marriage equality for gays and lesbians. The announcement comes following a decision by GOProud's Board of Directors to begin work at the state and... [ Read more → ]
Republican strategist Bay Buchanan.Washington Blade photo by Michael Key.

Bay Buchanan tells gay audience Mitt Romney will win presidency

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Republican strategist Bay Buchanan urged an audience of gay conservatives on Monday to remain optimistic that Mitt Romney will win the presidential race. [ Read more → ]

Self-loathing and lemmings: how voting Republican is just ‘nucking futz’

Sunday, September 2, 2012
I know this: women and gays who vote Republican are nucking futz to vote Republican; there's something not quite right about their thinking… they are just as crazy as a Jew defending Nazis, a nation determined to exercise pure folly, or those funny little rats marching to the sea… [ Read more → ]
Jimmy LaSalvia

National gay conservatives group ‘GOProud’ endorses Mitt Romney

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Board of Directors of "GOProud," the national organization of gay conservatives, voted Tuesday to endorse presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and said it was "prepared to commit significant resources" to ensure his victory. [ Read more → ]
Mitt Romney

Romney takes two GOP primary wins in Michigan, Arizona

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took two wins by coming out on top in the GOP primary in Arizona and — after initially lagging in the polls — taking victory in Michigan. [ Read more → ]
Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Barron

My problem with GoProud — Where is the pride?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The Republican gay group GoProud has been given a lot of negative names by many in the LGBTQ community from "quislings" to "sell-outs" to "Uncle Toms." While I'm not as descriptive of my displeasure of GoProud, believe me when I say that it's there. I'm not a fan of GoProud for many reasons. [ Read more → ]

Perry’s chief pollster ‘outed’ in backlash, in-fighting over anti-gay ad

Thursday, December 8, 2011
WASHINGTON — The controversial anti-gay television ad that began airing in Iowa Wednesday from the campaign of Texas Governor Rick Perry — in which Perry takes direct aim criticizing the Obama administration’s repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell — has sharply divided his advisers, and caused in fighting between conservative gay GOP political groups. [ Read more → ]
Stephen Hill

Audience jeers gay soldier, applauds anti-gay Santorum during GOP debate

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Audience members at Thursday nights GOP presidential debate booed a gay soldier who asked if the Republican candidates would reinstate the now repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that banned openly gay service members. [ Read more → ]
Ann Coulter

If Ann Coulter is a ‘gay icon,’ then I am a busty white woman with a good tan

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Apparently GoProud, which has a much deserved reputation of being the Uncle Toms of the gay rights movement, didn’t get enough of Coulter’s insults at Homocon, when she insulted the idea of marriage equality. [ Read more → ]
Ann Coulter

GOProud names Ann Coulter honorary chair of advisory council

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
GOProud, a national organization of gay conservatives and their allies, on Wednesday announced that Ann Coulter was joining the organization’s Advisory Council as Honorary Chair. [ Read more → ]

Gay conservative group ‘GOProud’ banned from participation in CPAC

Sunday, July 31, 2011
The American Conservative Union, the organization that organizes CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference), has informed the gay Republican organization GOProud that they will not be invited to participate in the 2012 Conference. [ Read more → ]

Speaker booed off stage after condemning CPAC for inviting gay republican group

Friday, February 19, 2010
[caption id="attachment_6338" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Sorba"][/caption] Here's another homophobic loudmouth looking for his fifteen minutes of fame on Fox News: During a lightning round of two-minute speeches by young activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC. today, Ryan Sorba, of the Young Conservatives... [ Read more → ]

Anti-gay groups speak out on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ call homosexuality a ‘deathstyle’

Friday, February 19, 2010
Several leaders of anti-gay groups held a press conference Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, DC., to voice support for maintaining the failed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on gays in the military. The press conference coincided with the release of... [ Read more → ]
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