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Gay Republican Group GOProud Schedules July Fundraiser at Prop 8 Supporter Doug Manchester's Grand Hyatt


Gay Republican group GOProud has scheduled a July political fundraiser at Proposition 8 supporter Doug Manchester's Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

ManchesterManchester, you may recall, gave $125,000 to the campaign to pass Proposition 8 and is the target of an active boycott.

According to GOProud's event page, "GOProud's 'Don't Tread on Us' reception will feature Fox News Channel political analyst and national radio talk show personality Tammy Bruce as the program's MC. The event will benefit GOProud, the nation's only political organization for gay conservatives and their allies. (Program speakers will be announced as they are confirmed.)"

In January, hundreds protested outside the hotel in response to the American Historical Association's decision to hold its annual conference there.

UPDATE: GOProud tweets that they are making "new allies, not enemies" by holding their event at a venue owned by someone who hates them.


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  1. Where is the Gay Jewish Nazi Political Action Committee meeting this year?

    Posted by: Dave | Jun 15, 2010 8:54:59 AM

  2. Motherf*ckers! Who needs enemies when you have friends like this?!

    Posted by: Shane | Jun 15, 2010 9:08:54 AM

  3. What a bunch of "Benedict Arnold jerks"!

    Posted by: Rob | Jun 15, 2010 9:16:13 AM

  4. I wish these assholes were more like lemmings and committed mass suicide on occassion 

    Posted by: D. R. H. | Jun 15, 2010 9:23:43 AM

  5. Gay Republicans have mental problems. I know, I briefly dated one.

    Posted by: Ronald McDonald | Jun 15, 2010 9:24:14 AM

  6. SELF-HATER: An idiot with so great a self-esteem issue that he or she is bigoted against members of his or her own race, gender, national origin, religion, or culture.

    Posted by: Pissed-Off | Jun 15, 2010 9:27:03 AM

  7. gopproud must be the most stupid group on the face of the earth. this would be the same as jews for hitler. why would give money to a man who worked to take rights away from us. spend that money in this hotel and give more funds to help take away civil rights. i wonder how of gopproud are even gay. wouldn't be embarassing if it is just a shill for the repuks. it is time to the entire LGBT community to stop supporting those that hate us.keep supporting the haters makes them stronger

    Posted by: walter | Jun 15, 2010 9:31:07 AM

  8. More proof that gay Republicans value their money and power over the rights and equality of everyone. Disgusting pigs.

    Posted by: Roger | Jun 15, 2010 9:36:01 AM

  9. Apparently Maggie Gallagher's back yard was booked.

    Posted by: JohnInManhattan | Jun 15, 2010 9:38:50 AM

  10. Dear God.

    Posted by: Sean | Jun 15, 2010 9:42:59 AM

  11. Benedict Arnolds is correct. We should shun these idiots.

    Posted by: Yummy foods | Jun 15, 2010 10:10:40 AM

  12. Imagine how Grand the self loathing closet will be at this event?

    Posted by: John Normile | Jun 15, 2010 10:25:47 AM

  13. More like GoF**kyourself.

    Maybe one of their fathers is paying for the whole thing and they didn't have a choice of venues, who knows.

    Posted by: Bob | Jun 15, 2010 10:35:30 AM

  14. HAA-HAA this is the kind of crap that just keeps me laughing!!
    Are there really gay republicans out there? Hilarious! Must be the funniest joke ever!!!

    Posted by: Roseann | Jun 15, 2010 10:45:37 AM

  15. self hating gays....all kinds I guess

    Posted by: Dean | Jun 15, 2010 10:46:22 AM

  16. Quisling bastards...

    Posted by: Rich | Jun 15, 2010 10:48:45 AM

  17. Really Gay republicans..? They make me sick. Interesting how on MOST gay dating sites...many men/and some owmen put in thier ads.."If you are a Gay republican,DO NOT ANSWER MY AD" Good for them! These Turn-coats are nitwits/selfish bastards who only care about $$$. They'd be bragging how the GOP likes us, while standing in Gas chamber lines....what sickos. Hey GoProud - here's a hint for you, these are NOT Barry Goldwater Republicans!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Jun 15, 2010 11:05:31 AM

  18. Headline correctIon: ANTI-Gay group GOProud buys hotel rooms from Anti-Gay hotel.

    Kind of no need for a story anymore.

    Posted by: Paul | Jun 15, 2010 11:37:30 AM

  19. The article says, "GOProud, the nation's only political organization for gay conservatives and their allies"...But aren't the Log Cabin Republicans also a political organization for gay conservatives and their allies?

    Anybody can help explain the confusion?

    Posted by: Ben | Jun 15, 2010 11:39:40 AM

  20. Can't wait to hear the laughable excuses from gay Republican apologists on this one.

    Actually I know how it will go: they'll go on about how Manchester's no different from Obama, or how Obama's doing more damage from his position, or how the Democrats are just as bad as the Republicans - worse even! they don't support helping those who already have the means to help themselves - on and on it will go until how everyone else is bad, so that somehow makes this okay.

    Things get complicated in a civil-rights struggle. Sometimes it's difficult to distinguish useless allies from active enemies. But it seems that the community as a whole made a collective decision not to support that hotel. Until Manchester supports marriage equality, no one who calls themselves an ally or part of the community should violate that.

    Posted by: Zach | Jun 15, 2010 11:45:34 AM

  21. @ Ben:

    GOProud is employing the "no true Scotsman" fallacy when they talk about themselves in relation to Log Cabin.

    Posted by: Rich | Jun 15, 2010 11:49:22 AM

  22. @ Ben

    GoProud thinks the LCR abandoned its conservative principles - by actually supporting legislation and judicial decisions that advanced civil rights. So essentially, they want to be the gays who are paraded around at Republican parties like exotic animals.

    Posted by: Zach | Jun 15, 2010 11:53:27 AM

  23. The irony is that while the theme for the fundraiser is "Don't Tread on Me," the majority of the GOPround quislings will end the night by employing gay-for-pay escorts to walk all over them, spit on them, and call them the names they seem to believe they deserve.

    Posted by: Jon | Jun 15, 2010 12:28:03 PM

  24. why do these morons continue to support those who wish we didn't exist. Please do us a favour and go the Ted Haggard/George Rekers route and go get reparative therapy and live the rest of your lives as a "happy" heterosexual.

    Posted by: Doug | Jun 15, 2010 12:30:30 PM

  25. Their slogan is, "Don't Tread On Me." Really? Don't tread on me? Unless you DO tread on me. Then that's fine, we'll still support your businesses and all. Just... Don't tread on me! Unless you really want to. What morons. I hope they're happy with their money.

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 15, 2010 1:09:39 PM

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