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GOProud's Chris Barron Calls Bachmann's Views on His Sexuality a 'Side Show': VIDEO


CNN's Ali Velshi doesn't get why Chris Barron of gay conservative group GOProud says he won't question Michele Bachmann about her "ex-gay" clinic at the group's planned meeting with her.

Demands Velshi: "You're not running for President. Why are you dodging questions?"


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  1. Chris shut your mouth, your bad for the gay community. Please just stop!!! We don't need you as our voice. Please go and get a job doing something else.

    Posted by: bryan | Jul 19, 2011 3:11:20 PM

  2. it's fun to watch the a**wipe lose his cool. between this disastrous interview and lasalvia's attack hoax, GOProud isn't starting the week off with a bang, are they?

    Posted by: alguien | Jul 19, 2011 3:19:27 PM

  3. Chris, you lost on this one. I was never a fan of GOProud before, but after you come across as a combative, arrogant jerk? I am officially unimpressed.

    There are a myriad of reasons why your organization has no power. I suggest you take a good look at the big picture.

    Posted by: Chris | Jul 19, 2011 3:22:46 PM

  4. What he should have said:

    "We will work to support those Republican candidates who best represent our overall values as well as the interests of gay rights and full equality for all gay Americans."

    What he did say:

    "We will cravenly suck up to anyone who might vaguely have a chance for the Republican nomination despite any homophobic or anti-gay policies that they might advocate."

    I am amazed that anyone so spineless could actually sit upright in a chair during this interview.

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Jul 19, 2011 3:28:37 PM

  5. like the other members of GOProud, Barron has parents that do not support Gay Marriage.

    this is why they're members of GOProud - it's not about building bridges or representing LGBT people in conservative circles, it's about saving their own asses by sucking up to the bullies they align themselves with by throwing "those other gays" under the bus.

    This is why people like him support Bachmann - his own parents don't truly accept or support him so it's a daily act of showing that he has no testicles in order to be "tolerated"

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 19, 2011 3:28:37 PM

  6. "When my parter and sit down at night...we're not talking about hate crimes, what we're talking about is taxes and health care retirement security."

    Why AREN'T you talking about hate crimes? Why AREN'T you talking about the fact that there exists a segment of society that considers you less than a person, underserving of BREATH, let alone 'retirement security?' Just own up to being a fiscally greedy Uncle Tom. I'd respect you more.

    Until the mindset that gays = evil/sinful/wrong/misguided/"fine, as long as they're kept separate from me" is challenged, we ain't gettin' no 'retirement security.' The GOP is not going to challenge that mindset, and you're just a dancing monkey that they don't even WANT on their side, Mr. Barron. It's pathetic when one considers the countless hours you've undoubtedly spent convincing yourself otherwise.

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER | Jul 19, 2011 3:30:37 PM

  7. Why do these people on the "gay right" not realize that those of us on the "gay left" have the support, THE FULL SUPPORT, of our allies?

    Chris Barron can't even get his own parents to support LGBT Equality, why does he think he can sway Bachmann?

    All of this "we're having important dialogues" talk is NONSENSE when you address the reality that GOProud has a 100% FAIL RATE in changing any hearts and minds of their precious GOP allies?

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 19, 2011 3:30:49 PM

  8. Chris Barron will waste his entire life blaming liberals for the fact that his parents don't love him or accept him.

    The man is a coward with no testicles. I'd tell him that he should be ashamed of himself, but it's obvious that every single gay white boy in GOProud is as ashamed of themselves as their parents are to call them "Son."

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 19, 2011 3:35:22 PM

  9. Ali Velshi asked important questions, but the answers didn't impress at all. It is difficult to understand GOProud, they are proud of what?

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jul 19, 2011 3:42:09 PM

  10. "We plan on working with whoever the Republican nominee is" to defeat Obama.

    That says it all lol. GoProud has been a pathetic joke from the start. The whole "at least their talking to us" smacks of so much self-loathing it's not even funny. I guess there will always be Roy Cohn's.

    Posted by: brent | Jul 19, 2011 3:42:52 PM

  11. does Chris Barron have to worry that his GOP Mommy and daddy will right him OUT of the will? Is that why he's GOP? Maybe in the interum - he could ask them for money to get that UGLY KROOKED nose bugs me to even look at him

    Posted by: Gay American | Jul 19, 2011 3:43:53 PM

  12. It's really a shame that there isn't an american party that caters for the progay and fiscally conservative people, or better still doesn't use gay issues in an election. Even if these conservative gays are only choosing their politics over their sexuality, rather than trying to please someone or are self hating, that isn't a choice they should have to make.

    Posted by: corvidae | Jul 19, 2011 3:46:56 PM

  13. Chris Barron looks uglier every time he makes an appearance, the nose is getting even more crooked. I guess those Bush tax cut money can only do so much to hide his ever more obvious greedy soul.

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Jul 19, 2011 3:52:01 PM

  14. How strange. I really can't fathom the whole notion of gay Republican. Especially now that the Grand Old Party ain't grand at all.

    Posted by: Michael in Toronto | Jul 19, 2011 3:59:07 PM

  15. My question to Chris is-How can you have fiscal security (or even focus on fiscal matters) for LGBT folks when these candidates don't believe that we have the same rights as heterosexuals? The fiscal issues become moot when we don't have the same legal privileges that are bestowed on married couples.

    Posted by: STC | Jul 19, 2011 4:01:45 PM

  16. Chrissie-gurl is one (not) hot mess!

    Posted by: Perry | Jul 19, 2011 4:07:37 PM

  17. I don't understand why this organization exists, if they're only concerned with fiscal issues. They're not even concerned with whether or not these fiscal issues affect LGBT people differently, as in whether or not LGBT people can protetect their partners in terms of benefits, inheritance, etc. There are already plenty of GOP organizations who have as their primary focus what this group claims to have as theirs. Since they feel their sexuality is a "side-show" I fail to understand why they exist.

    Posted by: scollingsworth | Jul 19, 2011 4:11:33 PM

  18. The most significant "tax" issue facing gay couples is federal recognition.

    Hands down, no question.

    The guy is a tool.

    Posted by: BobN | Jul 19, 2011 4:20:47 PM

  19. It is important to note the contrast b/t this ridiculous group and Log Cabin. Log Cabin doesn't think that it's role is to pander to the GOP, but to try to make the GOP better. It sued the Bush administration to end DADT, and that suit played an important role in pushing repeal over the finish line. It was part of the coalition that got marriage equality passed, as they worked with Skelos to ensure that he would not make it a "party vote" and to encourage the 4 senators to vote yes.
    If we want to have success that is durable and that will survive the next election cycle, we need to support groups like LCR. They don't always get it right, but neither does any other group. And they are light years from the GOProud clowns.

    Posted by: Vic | Jul 19, 2011 4:31:10 PM

  20. VIC

    You know the log voted for many anti gay candidates who won in Novemeber? Like Patrick who was the sponsor is DADT is the reason the bill was signed?

    Not getting it right? Yeah, right.

    Posted by: Rowan | Jul 19, 2011 4:36:54 PM

  21. Did he have a stroke

    Posted by: AlexM | Jul 19, 2011 4:41:49 PM

  22. these really are the saddest people ever

    Posted by: r | Jul 19, 2011 4:48:26 PM

  23. Notice how the left side of his face doesn't move, like he's had some sort of stroke? Maybe that's why he's a right winger.

    Posted by: Chris | Jul 19, 2011 5:03:47 PM

  24. Stockholm Syndrome?

    Posted by: PLAINTOM | Jul 19, 2011 5:07:20 PM

  25. Chris Barron of GoProud is mistaken. The progressive gay orgs/groups do a lot of outreach. I believe one is called Soulforce, which travels the U.S. and speaks at conservative colleges. He is in denial. Ugh.

    Posted by: Lazlo | Jul 19, 2011 5:24:59 PM

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