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Ann Coulter to headline gay conservative convention

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Ann Coulter (Blade photo by Michael Key)

Ann Coulter (Blade photo by Michael Key)

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.”

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  1. GregB

    August 6, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    They couldn’t have picked a better man for the job.

    • Justin Belsley

      August 9, 2010 at 9:07 am

      Good one!

    • Pedro Duarte

      August 18, 2010 at 7:41 pm

      Ann Coulter is an idiot

  2. customartist

    August 7, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Look, putting aside the merits or liabilities of being Conservative IN ALL OTHER AREAS than that of Gay Civil Rights, Under that specified heading, it is categorically not Conservatives who are on our side.

    Troubling to me are those national Gay leaders who campaign touting Gay rights, some of whom I have personally donated to, taking in large amounts of Gay money, intended clearly to be for the use of said mission, AND THEN they turn around and present themselves in the Generally Conservative Arena using my Gay money promoting either themselves as a Conservative Candidate, or as an overall Conservative Promoter, who happens to be Gay. Problem. This is a misuse of the hard earned money of Gay Americans.

    In an airplane emergency, we are told to put on our own air mask BEFORE helping others – makes sense! You cannot help others if you yourself are endangered. Surely there are a plethora of National issues all worthy of attention, but really, in the lives of Gays and Lesbians, is there truly any more important issue other than our rights. The health, security and happiness of Gays and lesbians is important.

    Our right to marriage, emotional benefits aside, are politically important in gaining all of the other needed protections and benefits for Gays and Lesbians. Even Gays who do not ever care to be married are affected by the lesser financial status of Gay society overall. It is Finances that make the Political Machine move. Currently Gays are financially oppressed because we do not receive the huge financial benefits which are currently only given to Straight couples.

    If Gay folks ever want to have a society free or even freer of harassment and oppression, then it is strategically important that they and/or their friends gain the financial fortitude to devote toward Gay political movements. This is a practical matter. Marital Status under the federal Government makes a difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime to the median wage earner. Greater earnings means greater political power, directly.

    Don’t be fooled into thinking that Coulter, or other National figures, are genuinely promoting Gays, but rather bolstering the ailing GOP. The GOP will never help Gays, period.

  3. Frankie James

    August 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    You people have lost your damn minds and that last little bit of credibility your “little confused” group might have had…

    Greed has infected your minds.

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Anti-LGBTQ Daily Wire host says 2 men shouldn’t be allowed to adopt babies

” […] because babies need mothers. They also need fathers, which is why two women shouldn’t be allowed either.”

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NASHVILLE – Anti-LGBTQ Daily Wire podcast and YouTuber Matt Walsh joined the growing chorus of far-right and conservative voices outraged that U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg went on paternity leave from his job in August after he and his husband Chasten had adopted two children.

On his show Monday Walsh not only criticized Buttigieg, but he attacked same-sex couples adopting children altogether.

It’s absurd for any public employee, paid on taxpayer dime, to be given that much time off. Now, you can make an argument for women on maternity leave but not for men. Paternity leave is a nice luxury for private companies that can afford it. The U.S. government is not a private company – it’s a public institution, deeply in debt, failing in just about every way and everywhere. So this is not a time and not the place for those kinds of luxuries. But that’s the somewhat safer point to make, right? You are in a much more hazardous place, you are in more hazardous waters when you go away from that and, instead, you start saying mildly critical things about paternity leave in general as a concept.”

I also didn’t say that there’s nothing at all for a man to do for his family after a child is born. I said that as far as caring for the newborn himself, most of that is going to be done by the mother. She, in most cases, will be feeding the child. The child also needs and wants his mother’s presence, his mother’s touch, her voice. The father should be interacting with the baby also, obviously, but the infant is far more focused on his mother at that age. And needs his mother more. There is no mother in the Buttigieg household, but that doesn’t change the point here.”

Babies need their mothers, which is why two men shouldn’t be allowed to adopt babies in the first place. And the outrage mob can now start a secondary campaign over that comment. But I’ll say it again. Two men should not be allowed to adopt babies because babies need mothers. They also need fathers, which is why two women shouldn’t be allowed either.

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Pete Buttigieg calls out Tucker Carlson over attack

Fox News host mocked transportation secretary over paternity leave

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Appearing remotely on MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace’s politics program Friday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg called out Fox News host Tucker Carlson for the attack on his parental leave.

“This attack is coming from a guy who has yet to explain his apparent approval for the assassination of Harvey Milk, ” Buttigieg said.

During his Thursday evening program Carlson said, “Pete Buttigieg has been on leave from his job since August after adopting a child—paternity leave, they call it—trying to figure out how to breastfeed. No word on how that went. But now he’s back in office as the transportation secretary and he’s deeply amused, he says, to see that dozens of container ships can’t get into this country.”

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Biden recognizes National Coming Out Day as time to honor LGBTQ people

White House statement denounces ‘bullying and harassment’

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President Biden recognized Oct. 11 as National Coming Out Day in a statement on Monday calling the occasion a time to celebrate the “courage of LGBTQ+ people who live their lives with pride, create community with open arms and hearts, and showcase the strength of being your authentic self.”

Biden ticked off in the statement the achievements on LGBTQ policy, including signing an executive order on his first day in his office ordering federal agencies to implement the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last year against anti-LGBTQ discrimination to the furthest extent possible.

“Despite the extraordinary progress our nation has made, our work to ensure the full promise of equality is not yet done. Anti-LGBTQ+ bills still proliferate in state legislatures,” Biden said. “Bullying and harassment — particularly of young transgender Americans and LGBTQ+ people of color — still abounds, diminishing our national character. We must continue to stand together against these acts of hate, and stand up to protect the rights, opportunities, physical safety, and mental health of LGBTQ+ people everywhere.”

Read Biden’s full statement below:

Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on National Coming Out Day

Today, we celebrate National Coming Out Day and the courage of LGBTQ+ people who live their lives with pride, create community with open arms and hearts, and showcase the strength of being your authentic self. Today and every day, I want every member of the LGBTQ+ community to know that you are loved and accepted just the way you are – regardless of whether or not you’ve come out.

My Administration is committed to ensuring that LGBTQ+ people can live openly, proudly, and freely in every corner of our nation. I am proud to lead an Administration with LGBTQ+ officials serving openly at the highest levels of government — and prouder that together we have made historic progress advancing protections and equal opportunities for the LGBTQ+ community. From acting on Day One to prevent and combat discrimination, to enabling all qualified Americans – including transgender Americans – to serve their country in uniform, to defending the human rights of LGBTQ+ people around the world, my Administration has been clear that we will continue to champion the dignity, equality, and wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Despite the extraordinary progress our nation has made, our work to ensure the full promise of equality is not yet done. Anti-LGBTQ+ bills still proliferate in state legislatures. Bullying and harassment — particularly of young transgender Americans and LGBTQ+ people of color — still abounds, diminishing our national character. We must continue to stand together against these acts of hate, and stand up to protect the rights, opportunities, physical safety, and mental health of LGBTQ+ people everywhere. From defeating discriminatory bills to passing the Equality Act, we have more work to do to ensure that every American can live free of fear, harassment, and discrimination because of who they are or whom they love.

To LGBTQ+ people across the country, and especially those who are contemplating coming out: know that you are loved for who you are, you are admired for your courage, and you will have a community — and a nation — to welcome you. My Administration will always have your back, and we will continue fighting for the full measure of equality, dignity, and respect you deserve.

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