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

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Jimmy LaSalvia
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." [...]

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

Friday, April 26, 2013
Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Barron
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. [...]

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

Monday, March 18, 2013
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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. [...]

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

Friday, January 18, 2013
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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 local level. Since its founding [...]

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Bay Buchanan tells gay audience Mitt Romney will win presidency

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Republican strategist Bay Buchanan.Washington Blade photo by Michael Key.
Republican strategist Bay Buchanan urged an audience of gay conservatives on Monday to remain optimistic that Mitt Romney will win the presidential race. [...]

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

Sunday, September 2, 2012
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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… [...]

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National gay conservatives group ‘GOProud’ endorses Mitt Romney

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Jimmy LaSalvia
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. [...]

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Romney takes two GOP primary wins in Michigan, Arizona

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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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. [...]

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My problem with GoProud — Where is the pride?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Barron
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 [...]

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

Thursday, December 8, 2011
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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 [...]

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