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This Is What Inclusion Looks Like: VIDEO

Inclusion

A highlight reel of all the LGBT mentions at the Democratic National Convention, via HRC.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

Jeremy Hooper at Good As You has the LGBT mentions in text here, here, and here.

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  1. Obama 2012

    Posted by: Pommie | Sep 7, 2012 1:39:57 PM


  2. "Inclusion" in an election year in which the incumbent's poll figures are sliding? And coming from a politician who once publicly said that he believes that marriage should be defined as the union of one man and one woman? Gays make up a small percentage of the population anyway, and an even smaller percentage of voters.

    Posted by: ? | Sep 7, 2012 1:55:24 PM


  3. @?: Wow. Your post is maybe the most incomprehensible, non-sequitor piece of blathering typing (I can't call it "writing") I have read in-- well, in the time since I've read anything else by a conservative.

    You win Dumba$$ of the Internetz for today!!

    Posted by: One of the CA 36,000 | Sep 7, 2012 2:06:47 PM


  4. "?" we are waiting for a similar video montage from the Republican Convention. It shouldn't be hard to make since there were no openly gay speakers and not a single positive thing said about American LBGT citizens.

    But maybe you could find some video clips of that party GOProud held at the sex fetish club.

    Posted by: jht | Sep 7, 2012 2:09:27 PM


  5. @?
    You're a mofo republican. How sad could be your life that even when you're not gay, (you might be a closet one though)you still keep on trolling here from post to post?

    Posted by: Pommie | Sep 7, 2012 2:12:12 PM


  6. @?
    You're a mofo republican. How sad could be your life that even when you're not gay, (you might be a closet one though)you still keep on trolling here from post to post?

    Posted by: Pommie | Sep 7, 2012 2:12:14 PM


  7. ?- We do not say that all heterosexual men are created equal we believe ALL Men are created Equal. If even two people in this country are not free to make intimate decisions for themselves than nobody is truly free.

    Posted by: MIckey | Sep 7, 2012 2:12:54 PM


  8. Who cares what you blathering, bitter queens have to say? After all, you're the ones who think that any gay/lesbian who holds anything other than far left political views should be cast out of society. You need to look up the definition of the word "inclusion". If you buy into the Democratic party's desperate pandering to the gay community, then that's your problem.

    Posted by: ? | Sep 7, 2012 2:20:06 PM


  9. I'd rather be a queen that a question mark.

    Posted by: jht | Sep 7, 2012 2:23:24 PM


  10. Indeed, ?. And why should we care about YOUR opinion? Even if you're even gay, which I have my doubts about, you just parrot Fox News talking points and support the most craven, divisive, and homophobic politicians the GOP can produce. You're nothing but a pathetic Uncle Tom with scripted talking points and it wouldn't surprise me in the least if you're paid by the GOP per post to troll this site and others.

    You're beneath contempt and the only reason I bother responding to you, Rick, and others is that I enjoy arguing for its own sake. It's certainly not because I think you're worth it, that you'll ever be anything other than a GOP shill spouting scripted lines.

    Polly want a cracker?

    Posted by: Caliban | Sep 7, 2012 2:32:24 PM


  11. once again, i'm tickled that the pro-Repub homosexuals continue to be anonymous little cowards.

    yeah, that's what "GOP-inclusio"n looks like - resentful homosexuals cowering in their closets, as per usual.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Sep 7, 2012 2:32:43 PM


  12. ?, you clearly care because you're posting on a gay message board! Sad, sad, sad.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Sep 7, 2012 2:36:28 PM


  13. What bullsh!t.
    First Black Secretary of State? Republican. First Latina Governor? Republican. Hispanics currently serving in the US Senate
    -Republican.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Sep 7, 2012 2:38:29 PM


  14. ?, This is NOT what pandering looks like.

    Pandering is empty promises for votes, like how the Rupublicans have harped on and on about being pro-life for nearly 2 decades, but then they had a decisive majority in house and senate, did NOTHING to change it under the Bush years.

    Pandering is giving lip service to issues without any tangible results or policy. Obama has done MORE single-handedly for LGBT people in his 4 years, than has been done for LGBT people in the past 40 years of presidents.

    Posted by: BrandonJD | Sep 7, 2012 2:41:46 PM


  15. The Real America of the Republican/Tea Party/Christiam Dominionist looks nothing at all like this motley collection of freaks, radicals, social deviants and their pawns. Remember, this is a White Christian hetero Nation, not some over-educated and effete mongrel horde. Vote White/stay right!

    Posted by: gregory brown | Sep 7, 2012 2:45:12 PM


  16. Beware folks '?' could be Rick or Ratbastard (I even wonder if these two are also the same individual) in disguise.

    Posted by: Pommie | Sep 7, 2012 2:46:29 PM


  17. "Pandering is giving lip service to issues without any tangible results or policy. Obama has done MORE single-handedly for LGBT people in his 4 years, than has been done for LGBT people in the past 40 years of presidents."

    The repeal of DADT came along as a result of the lawsuit and lobbying by the Log Cabin Republicans. And not because of the waving of a magic wand by Obama.

    Posted by: ? | Sep 7, 2012 2:49:14 PM


  18. To change the subject to more substantive quibble: Zach ain't gay.

    Posted by: Bingo | Sep 7, 2012 2:55:28 PM


  19. ? claims "The repeal of DADT came along as a result of the lawsuit and lobbying by the Log Cabin Republicans. And not because of the waving of a magic wand by Obama."

    Yes, the LCR had an ongoing lawsuit- which would have gone all the way to the Supreme Court. Margaret Witt also had a successful lawsuit.

    In the US house, 235 Democrats and 15 Republicans voted to repeal, while 160 Republicans and 15 Democrats voted against repeal.

    In the US Senate, Republicans first attempted to filibuster. When the final vote took place every (n=57) Democrat voted yes, as did 8 Republicans. The 3a votes against repeal were all from Republicans.

    The 2012 Republican Party platform calls for re-enacting DADT.

    Posted by: jht | Sep 7, 2012 3:39:11 PM


  20. "Zach ain't gay."

    @Bingo: That's irrelevant, and nobody said he is. This post is about people who mentioned the topic.
    Zach's voice as one of the too-often ignored kids of gay parents is crucial in the discussion on marriage equality. And it was the entire focus of his speech.

    Posted by: GregV | Sep 7, 2012 4:18:08 PM


  21. Towleroad creators -

    You really, I'm BEGGING you, need to add community moderated commenting to the site. More often that not your threads are dominated by responses to trolls rather that insightful discussion on the topic of the post. Just like so many other sites have done (and it's very successful), let your readers vote on which comments should be highlighted and which are intentionally not adding value to the community.

    Posted by: Jeremy | Sep 7, 2012 5:05:36 PM


  22. The trolls have infested this place and site moderators like Brandon, Andrew and maybe even Andy love it. Heck, it could even be them posting the trolling garbage because they know MANY well adjusted gays comfortable in their skin will respond to the trolls hence more hits for the site. All gay blogs require registered users now and are fully moderated except for this one. Let's all support anothe LGBT blog winning best LGBT blog of the year. Towleroad has no integrity

    Posted by: Seattle mike | Sep 7, 2012 9:45:11 PM


  23. I agree with Seattle Mike, it's rediculous that Towleroad is the only gay blog I can think of without an ounce of comment control. Almost every article gets infested with trolls who do nothing but do and say things that are completely contrary to reality.

    Posted by: BrandonJD | Sep 8, 2012 1:02:56 AM


  24. @Brandonjd: What is the difference between "comment control" and censorship?

    Posted by: andrew | Sep 8, 2012 3:54:09 PM


  25. Only speaking for myself, I sometimes think the Towleroad trolls provide a service of sorts even if its entirely by accident.

    What is there to say about most of the stories posted? "Wow. That's great." "That guy is such a homophobe!" You can get a little more indepth than that sometimes but for the most part it's an echo chamber, "preaching to the choir." It takes sand to make a pearl and the trolls act as an irritant to produce creative replies, to arm yourself with responses for when similar comments are made in real life. Where I live that has occasionally happened and I was ready for them.

    Being able to "rate" comments might be a good compromise though, since if they were voted down you'd have to go looking for them if you wanted to see what the trolls were saying.

    What really DOES annoy the heck out of me though is comments that don't go through because you used a "dirty" word, as if this is a third grade classroom. And sometimes you're not even sure what it was that caught the notice of the Towleroad censorship software. Sometimes you can't even quote what someone in the article said verbatim because they used a "naughty" word! The Chris Kluwe story, for example.

    So either get RID of the nanny software or AT LEAST put a list of the forbidden words somewhere, those words that are apparently too shocking for all the delicate flowers who've never heard or used them before coming to Towleroad!

    Posted by: Caliban | Sep 8, 2012 4:05:52 PM


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