Conservative pundit and author Ann Coulter is scheduled to headline an upcoming New York City event for gay conservatives, according to GOProud.
The gay conservative group announced in a statement on Friday that Coulter would make an appearance at Homocon 2010, which is set to be the first annual convention for gay conservatives. The event is scheduled to take place September 25 in New York City.
Coulter is a controversial conservative who often faces criticism. Titles of her books include “If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans” and “Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism.”
She’s called Democratic presidential candidates Al Gore and John Edwards gay, using anti-gay slurs, and suggested former President Bill Clinton is gay.
In a statement, Chris Barron, board chair of GOProud, said Homocon 2010 is intended as an alternative to what he described as liberal-leaning political events for LGBT people.
“The gay left has done their best to take all the fun out of politics, with their endless list of boycotts and protests,” Barron said. “Homocon is going to be our annual effort to counter the ‘no fun police’ on the left.”
Barron said he couldn’t think of a better conservative to headline the convention than the “self-professed ‘right-wing Judy Garland.’ — Ann Coulter.”
“I can promise you, Homocon 2010 will be a hell of a lot more fun than chaining yourself to the White House fence,” concluded Barron, presumably referring to gay former Army Lt. Dan Choi’s acts of civil disobedience by chaining himself to White House in protest over “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”