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Gay California Legislator Roy Ashburn Wins Pink Brick Award

California State Seantor Roy Ashburn, who came out of the closet earlier this year following a DUI arrest that was preceded by a visit to a gay bar, has been awarded The San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Committee's 'Pink Brick' award, the SF Chronicle reports:

Ashburn "That arrest led to a firestorm of criticism about Ashburn's sexual orientation, as he reportedly had spent the evening at a gay club that was hosting the Miss Gay Latina Sacramento competition. In the aftermath, several people said Ashburn was a regular at Sacramento gay bars. Ashburn has one of the strongest records in the Legislature of voting against gay rights bills. He came out as gay on a Bakersfield radio program a few days later, but said on the program that he would continue voting against gay rights as that is how his constituents would have him vote. Apparently that didn't go over too well with the Pride committee."

It's the first time the award has gone to an out gay person. Past recipients include Miss California Carrie Prejean, San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer, Fox's Bill O'Reilly and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger."

Ashburn recently received a 48-hour jail sentence, probation, and a $2,000 fine for the DUI.

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  1. Idiot. We don't want him. Let the right wingers keep him. He needs to go wherever Sandra Bullock is going to send Jesse James. And, hopefully, that is just far, far away.

    Posted by: George | Apr 23, 2010 11:46:56 AM

  2. Traitor. I hope if he ever goes into a gay bar he is harassed and taunted out of it. Memorize this face, Sacramento. Stick to escorts, sex clubs, and Craigslist like the rest of the closeted, self-hating homophobes--that's what my fellow gay constituents want.

    Posted by: Mark | Apr 23, 2010 12:26:54 PM

  3. I'm sure La Assburn will have plenty of rent boys at his sleezy little pudgy fingers. Bakersfield has a bunch of closeted GOPigs that have their little cocktail parties and full of coke and cock.

    Posted by: REYnoldo | Apr 23, 2010 12:39:14 PM

  4. And now we should THROW that pink brick at him! I definitely would, but I'm Canadian and I can't throw that far!

    Posted by: nikko | Apr 23, 2010 1:37:25 PM

  5. How does he get this award again? Wasn't he like an anti-gay rights asshole until he was forcible outed by the police?

    Posted by: Rin | Apr 23, 2010 1:48:41 PM

  6. Naturally, if Roy keeps voting the way his constituents want him to, they'll forget that he's gay and not care, and keep reelecting him. Also, Paris Hilton will enter a convent, and become the next Mother Teresa. And Kirstie Alley will die of anorexia.

    Posted by: ProfessorVP | Apr 23, 2010 5:41:52 PM

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