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Chelsea Clinton Hobnobs with the Muscle Marys


Monday, I mentioned that Chelsea Clinton had stopped in at Portland's drag 'Red Dress Party' fundraiser. Here's another shot showing the former first daughter at the fete amidst a band of jungle red Oregon Glamazons.

When we posted yesterday's photo we received an email from San Francisco photographer Jerry Pritikin, noting that it's not the first time a candidate's child has mingled with the gays in the heat of campaign season.

Pritikin sent along this photo he shot of Jimmy Carter's son "Chip" in 1976 at the San Francisco Gay Memorial Day Tricycle Race. Note the signs in the background announcing his dad's appearance at a downtown SF location on June 2nd.


Red Dress Party [just out via Pam's House Blend]

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  1. Oh yes, let's all fall for this again...Clintons telling us they are our friends...down a few drinks and hang with the "gays" last time that got us DOMA and Don't ask DOn't tell...sorry Hillary fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me...stick to making up stories about snipers and other "miss-speaks". I'm not buying you and your husband's shit again...

    Posted by: scottie2hottie | Apr 16, 2008 10:15:22 AM

  2. You might get a kick out of my chance encounter with Chelsea Clinton at the Red Dress Party:

    I just discovered your blog and am enjoying it very much.

    Posted by: Marc Acito | Apr 16, 2008 10:51:09 AM

  3. wait a sec. are you saying Chip Carter was gay or was he making a political appearence ro just there for the fun of it?

    Posted by: bostonbeardad | Apr 16, 2008 12:15:38 PM

  4. i would have bet dollars to donuts that the first to comment would be an anti-hillary harpy releasing her irrational, eldritch screech. you silly sissies never disappoint.

    Posted by: nic | Apr 16, 2008 12:24:46 PM

  5. I am 100% for Hillary- whatever can be said about her- she is not Bill, Bush, or Obama...and that is all good. I have heard it again and again from Obama suporters- but where, where, where is ANY action that Mr. Obama has taken in support of the gay community? Where? DOMA, DOMA, DOMA...I do not care.

    Posted by: John In Texas | Apr 16, 2008 2:04:03 PM

  6. Scottie is another "Born Yesterday Queen" who eagerly licks up the Hillary Haterade off the floor of the Obama Borg Cafe, mistakenly thinking it tastes like Truth.

    Please name ONE thing Obama has DONE for us other than smile fuck us. Jesse Jackson actually spoke about gay RIGHTS 24 years ago while the Dali Obama simply mentions the word gay and you wet your Hello Kitty panties.

    Gays had been discharged from the military for over 40 years before DADT which was itself forced on President Clinton after he tried to open the military entirely. Obama recently backtracked on his promise to try to do the same thing saying that opposition to DADT would be no “litmus test” for his Joint Chiefs of Staff. Ya don’t hear Sen. Clinton saying that.

    DOMA took nothing away we had actually had before. Yes, Section 3 must be repealed, —just as BOTH Sen. Clinton & O want—in order to eliminate the written obstacle to federal benefits for couples. Section 2 is irrelevant.

    If you want to brand her with his failures/mistakes, you have to give her credit for what he did right, too.

    Thanks to President Clinton gay executive branch employees were protected for the first time by an executive order he issued [and the Bush Reich immediately ignored upon taking office].

    Thanks to President Clinton there was “a total revamping of the security clearance process that ended the ‘special procedures’ under which gay people were frequently delayed or denied on security clearances, a real problem for people in technology occupations working for government contractors.” [gay historian Arthur Leonard]

    Thanks to President Clinton James Hormel became the first openly gay ambassador.

    Thanks to President Clinton Bob Farmer became the first out gay U.S. consul general

    Thanks to President Clinton America saw the first openly gay federal judge, Deborah Batts.

    Thanks to President Clinton America saw the first openly gay people occupying positions requiring Senate confirmation such as Assistant Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Roberta Achtenberg whom Jesse Helms publicly denounced as “that damn lesbian.”

    Thanks to President Clinton America saw the first out gays in senior White House staff positions.

    Thanks to President Clinton, “we got a major advance on asylum policy when Janet Reno adopted as official precedent a decision that gays are a ‘distinct social group’ for purposes of analyzing eligibility for political asylum in the US for people from oppressive countries.”

    Thanks to President Clinton’s appointments to the US Supreme Court we got our first major Supreme Court victory, Romer v. Evans, overturning Colorado’s antigay law; “Lawrence v. Texas” negated all sodomy laws; and the Boy Scouts’s ban on gays was nearly overturned.

    President Clinton was the first President to meet with gay activists in the White House.

    Hillary Clinton was the first First Lady to demonstrate her support for gay rights for all the world to see by marching in New York’s Gay Pride Parade. [She’s done it as Senator, too. Find me one pic of Obama doing that with his gay constituents in Chicago. Hell, he wouldn’t even be photographed with STRAIGHT gay marriage equality icon SF Mayor Gavin Newsom.]

    You really should be checked for Alzheimer’s short term memory loss since you seemed to have forgotten that it was just six months ago that Obama ran over us with a bus he paid for and gave Donnie “gays are trying to kill our children” McClurkin to drive to pick up homohating voters in South Carolina.

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Apr 16, 2008 2:18:14 PM

  7. check this out

    Posted by: Rich | Apr 16, 2008 2:25:42 PM

  8. Wait a minute, which one's Chelsea?

    Posted by: HATERADE DRINKER | Apr 16, 2008 3:55:23 PM

  9. DOMA, DOMA, DOMA...I do not care.

    Posted by: John In Texas | Apr 16, 2008 2:04:03 PM

    Wow. I'm appalled. What else don't you care about?

    Posted by: Nita | Apr 16, 2008 4:15:54 PM

  10. Hilary only became public with her support on the campaign trail after Obama did. Before that, her support was far more quiet and targeted at the gay community only. Sadly, I did not know of his lack of support prior to running for office.

    Posted by: Pecos Bill | Apr 16, 2008 6:18:09 PM

  11. Support for which, Bill? If you're referring to repealing either DADT or DOMA, Sen. Clinton has been talking about that since before Obama ANNOUNCED he was running for President—in the case of DADT since at least 1999 in a "New York Times" interview—NINE YEARS ago!!!

    As for your assertions that her support has been "Quiet" and "Targeted at the gay community only"—in 2000, she marched before tens of thousands, for all the world, gay and straight, and media of all kinds in New York's Gay Pride Parade—which as I'm sure you understand goes down the public streets of that city not held in some darkened room closed to the press—when she was still FIRST LADY, and several years since as Senator. Both she and Edwards had statements of support for gay rights on their Websites MONTHS before Obama did. She gave an interview to "The Advocate" months before Obama. She criticized Gen. Pace for saying being gay is "immoral" before Obama. She released a statement condemning the murder of Lawrence King before Obama. She has been interviewed by LOGO TV News which can be watched by anyone with a TV and that cable service. Obama has refused.

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Apr 16, 2008 8:08:49 PM

  12. People who use cliches and continually rag on Bill Clinton for DADT and DOMA never come across as very bright.

    Posted by: mwf | Apr 17, 2008 2:37:01 PM

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