CPAC Gives Gay Conservative Group GOProud The Boot

CPACSticker Conservative group GOProud spends much of its time cozying up to other right wingers, trying to get some ideological love.

Unfortunately for the organization, though, the rest of the right wing movement wants nothing to do with them: the American Conservative Union announced yesterday that GOProud will no longer be welcome at their annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

Well, that's what right wing website WorldNetDaily reports, claiming to have seen a letter from the ACU to GOProud explaining that other organizations balked at that group's inclusion.

According to GOProud, though, they haven't heard a peep from their would-be conservative allies.

Via Joe.My.God:

We have received no notification from ACU. An ACU Board member told me this afternoon that they were unaware of such a decision and that to the best of his knowledge no decision had been made. I certainly hope that is true. The last thing the conservative movement needs right now is a unnecessary, ugly and divisive fight. The stakes in 2012 are too great. GOProud’s number one goal is defeating Barack Obama. That should be the goal of every conservative organization.

Those familiar with CPAC and its culture — these "real men marry women" stickers are from last year's event — won't be surprised by this news. And, honestly, GOProud shouldn't be, either.


  1. Abel says

    Most of these people are religious bigots who are NEVER going to accept gays as human beings worthy of equal rights. They want us back in the closet, cringing and repenting and, for heaven’s sake, being QUIET. We’re all just sinners, not their fellow Americans. There’s a war brewing. If Obama is defeated, it’s going to be a dark day for LGBT Americans.

  2. NY2.0 says


    Note to GOProud, no matter how much you hate on gays, the gay left, gay rights and Democrats… Right-wing conservatives still hate you!

  3. justinw says

    And dig that slogan: “Real Men Marry Women”… but with many of the members of the GOP it’s incomplete and should read “Real Men Marry Women, Cheat On Them, Divorce Them and Marry Another Woman Whom They Then Proceed To Cheat On, And So On…”

  4. says

    Why would ACU tell GOProud they’re not welcome at CPAC? Do you tell something stuck to the bottom of your shoe that it isn’t welcome in your home? No, you just scrape it off and leave it outside. That’s what right wingers think about homos.

  5. Max says

    Well, this is probably true, but I wouldn’t trust anything from WorldNetDaily. Their “news” consists largely of incorrect predictions about what is going to happen. Few sources, shaky assertions, and false “facts.”

  6. excy says

    If this turns out to be true it will be very hard for the GOProuders to accept. They seem to be a group of wealthy, privileged narcissists entirely focused on having their cake and eating it too.
    I don’t believe there will be an “unnecessary, ugly and divisive fight” within the conservative movement. GOProud will just be ignoered….and this will drive them bonkers.

  7. Pete n SFO says

    Real men, could not care less who marries whom…

    It’s only hillbilly, inbreds, living life for an imaginary magic man in the sky that worry about who marries anyone.

    (apologies in advance hillbillies, you didn’t deserve that)

  8. says

    GOOD. GOProud works against the cause, not for it, and so this isn’t like we’re going to be missing “a bridge being built” – GOProud has in no way at all made a positive queer influence in the GOP.

    useless useless useless.

  9. robert in nyc says

    “GOProud’s number one goal is defeating Barack Obama. That should be the goal of every conservative organization”

    So they’ll rejoice when Michele Bachmann or Mitt Romney occupy the White House, no repeal of DOMA, no ENDA and an attempt to overturn same-sex marriage in the six tates that allow it. Proof positive, GOPRoud isn’t interested in FULL equality nor does it consider it important. Instead, they want to see no taxes (= no job creation as evidenced under 8 years of Bush), more jobs shipped overseas in the interests of fair trade and the corporate oligarchy paying no taxes on their overseas profits from manufacturing jobs they continue to ship to China, India and elsewhere, jobs that should have stayed in this country as well as the revenue earned from their fair share of the tax burden they’ve avoided.

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  10. says

    GOProud doesn’t exist to build bridges and bring a queer voice to the Conservative Movement – GOProud exists so that a bunch of white moneyed homosexuals can try to win back the affection of their parents who are ashamed of them for being homosexuals, and they do so by throwing “liberals” and “those other gays” under the bus.

    it’s a group of white wimps who live each day desperately thinking that if they cut off their balls and denigrate “lefty liberal gays” then maybe one day their Dads will love them again.

    Newsflash, boys – aint gonna happen. Your dads aren’t ashamed you’re homosexual, they’re ashamed that you’re such cowardly little wimps about it.

  11. anon says

    This is not surprising because the current head of CPAC specifically said he was going to uninvite them when he ran for the position this year. Is the Republican party coalition heading for a split?

  12. Bobby says

    Goddamn republican gays get what they deserve, no respect for trying to suck at the teat of the enemy. I think they have daddy issues and that’s what makes them republicans.

  13. Grover Underwood says

    I had high hopes for GOProud when I first heard of them. I thought they would try to change the mind of conservatives about gay rights but I am obviously wrong. This group truly is like Jews for Hitler. They’d merrily go along as the right wingers push them along into the gas ovens.

  14. prophet says

    The rats will just scatter underground and continue to work for the rightwing candidates in an unofficial capacity, as many, like it not, have excellent campaign skills. This is a sign that the repugs fully intend to wage an anti-gay campaign, most likely the most vile and vicious that this country has ever seen. The repugs have no intention of moderating their ideas, regardless of the BS that is spread by groups such as GOProud.

  15. walter says

    can you feel the love that goproud and lcr get from the repuks. it must be hard first rejected by your parents, friends and then by the political party you work and donated to. but these people will never give up trying to win the affection of someone no matter how much self respect they have to surrender.

  16. just_a_guy says

    Republican slogan: “Real men marry women.”

    Umm, pyscho-paranoid much? How is paranoia about masculinity manly???

    If you use or associate with that slogan, you are by definition a F’d up individual, insecure in either your own manhood, or your man’s manhood—(or somehow both their own AND their man’s manhood for the GOProuders, hahaha).

    Umm, ok…so, yay, you claim dignity because of your (hetero)sexuality. woohoo. how manly of you, hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    but, uh, we’ve seen this sort of thing in history before:

    “The Jim Crow laws gave poor whites a pseudo-Marxist false consciousness of being better off than African-Americans and other minority groups and being next to last is not as bad as, to use a hickism from Whitetrashistan, Missouri, “sucking hind tit.”

  17. just_a_guy says

    And the stickers/slogan “real men marry women” seems implicitly to put even the balls of straight men in a vice: as if they are only MEN because of their wives.

    kinda F’d up.

    And distinctly these psycho abused/abusive women effectively cuckolding their husbands with their fantasy (but not real) anti-gay fascist “strong-man.”

    And so then the cuckolded men respond to so having their balls put in a vice that they try to BE the sadist anti-gay idiots that their abused-as-children wives say they want.

    Of course, the joke is AGAIN on these supposed “real men” who through the whole process just sink deeper and deeper into lack of personal integrity, etc. And all for the sake of enacting the abuse fantasy their cuckolding wives developed a longing for when their fathers used to abuse them.

    And what kind of LIFE is it to live like that?!?! Wouldn’t it be beter to REALLY love each other??

    Yeah, folks, it’ll take generations for a lot of people to REALLY get over some of this batsh** crazy stuff.

    As for GOProud, I don’t think like GOProud does (IF they think). BUt in a certain way, being a GOProuder is arguably a little like being gay in a red state: u’re there, and u do what u can to keep it under control there in an oppressive environment.

    BUt I do thing any GOProuder who gives a DIME to the Repugs (aside from to the rare pro-gay repulican candidate) right now is a MAJOR sell-out.

    Have some DIGNITY, Republican men (whether gay, straight, or bi).

  18. Steven Leong says

    Westboro Baptist Chruch wouldn’t be excluded from CPAC! Alas, Phelps, Bachman, and all the “Gay haters” are IN … GOProud is out.

  19. voice of reason says

    Celebration from the GOProud-haters is premature; this was reported by WorldNetDaily, which is notorious for publishing blatant lies, and moreover has no evidence to support their story.

  20. Larry Sullivan says

    Shame on all you gays for generalizing conservatives in that manner. You don’t like it when people throw around stereotypes about you do you? Not all conservatives hate gays. Obviously, otherwise you wouldn’t have the GOProud and Log Cabin groups. And there is one candidate that doesn’t care to restrict the rights of gays. His name is Ron Paul. Try not to be bigots towards other groups. You don’t like it when it happens to you.

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