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Your front page salute (Oct. 14) to the passing of gay rights advocate Frank Kameny brought tears to my eyes and I plan to frame it and place it in a prominent place in my home.
I wonder how Kameny would have reacted to the news that Ann Coulter, the darling of the conservative right wing of the Republican Party, is going to appear in an upcoming episode of Logo’s “A-List: Dallas.” She will be joining GOProud executive director Jimmy LaSalvia in the episode.
I’ve never heard of GOProud but am guessing that it is similar to the Log Cabin group, which is comprised of conservative Republican gay men. Speaking only for myself (although I would like to think that Kameny would side with me), I have nothing but disdain for gay men and women who vote for Republican candidates in state and national elections but profess to be strong advocates of equal rights for all minority groups in this country.
They couldn’t care less about issues that impact on the clear majority of people who are just getting by financially, most likely living from paycheck to paycheck if indeed they are fortunate to have jobs.
I am not suggesting blind allegiance to one political party, although I am ready to commit to the “99 percent”/anti-Wall Street” movement and offer my services to advance its cause in any way I can. Not one of the Republican candidates for president has articulated any stance or belief that I would subscribe to and support.
I must admit to an aversion to Logo’s “A-List” series. I have tried to get through an entire 30-minute episode in the current “New York” series but haven’t been able to do so because I find the gay men on the show to be unbelievably narcissistic and self-absorbed, not to mention inarticulate and shallow twits. Come to think of it, Coulter and the “A-List: Dallas” queers probably deserve each other. —Bob Litman, Washington