I have to admit, I’ve only just heard about this group. This is from their site;
GOProud represents gay conservatives and their allies. GOProud is committed to a traditional conservative agenda that emphasizes limited government, individual liberty, free markets and a confident foreign policy. GOProud promotes our traditional conservative agenda by influencing politics and policy at the federal level.
It’s nice to see real change for once.
I’m more interested in the reaction from the Democratic Gay/Lesbian wing. Are they encouraging their GOP brothers and sisters, or are they demonizing them?
Honestly I don’t know yet. Anyone have any links?
This goes well with this talk at CATO.
Is There a Place for Gay People in Conservatism and Conservative Politics?
I like what MP Nick Herbert had to say. I think they GOP needs to include gays more. Gays, just like any group, are not monolithic. Issues are highly subjective. There are a lot of gays, just like there are a lot of any particular group, that want smaller government and more freedoms.
The additional benefits are that it will really piss of the Religious Right. Maybe the Religious Right will decide to leave the GOP? I don’t think the GOP is that lucky though.