Log Cabin Republicans Enraged by Gay Beefcake Obamacare Ad


Last week we posted an ad by Out2Enroll (the new effort by the Center for American Progress, the Sellers Dorsey Foundation, and the Federal Agencies Project to try and get LGBT signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act) and Full Frontal Freedom.

The ad featured several scantily-clad Santa's helpers urging LGBT people to sign up for Obamacare, and the Log Cabin Republicans are enraged by it. They released a statement yesterday denouncing the clip:

"This cynical ad betrays the depths Obamacare advocates will sink to in order to pad their pathetic enrollment numbers," Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director Gregory T. Angelo declared. "As a self-proclaimed 'fierce advocate' of gay equality, President Obama would do well to distance himself from this nonsense and denounce it immediately. This ad is also an example of the left promoting harmful stereotypes that gay men are nothing more than sex-crazed lechers. If anyone on the right made such a comparison, liberals would be apoplectic. At a time when left-wing propagandists are decrying Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson for equating homosexuality with promiscuity and deviance, Out2Enroll and others should take a look in the mirror and ask if the truth is that they are the ones responsible for promoting such harmful stereotypes."

Watch it HERE if you missed it.



  1. hugo says

    Instead of celebrating progress made in Utah and New Mexico, this ad and the duck dynasty storm in a teacup is what, in their own words, “the nations largest Republican organization dedicated to representing gay and lesbian conservatives and allies” spends its press and PR resources on?

    they truly deserve to be laughed out of Dodge.

  2. Acronym Jim says

    It’s clear from their statement that the Log Cabin Republicans are actually offended by the Affordable HealthCare Act (aka ObamaCare). Go figure. But, of course, they attack the messenger (ad) now instead of the law.

  3. Sean says

    That self-hating, gay version of an Uncle-Tom, piece of illiterate trash is just pissed off that not one of those underwear models would give him the time of day.

    When heterosexuals do stuff like this it is fine but when gay people do it, it is “promoting” stereotypes. The double standers these CONservatives accept is repulsive. Heterosexuals created “Girls Gone Wild”. Heterosexuals still rule the porn industry. The first major popular porn magazine, Playboy, was created by heterosexuals for heterosexuals. Spring Break and Mardi Gras? Primarily heterosexuals flashing their tits and asses and men acting like sex obsessed horn-dogs. But you know when young energetic gay guys do it, it is “promoting” stereotypes.

    Are these the same gay CONservatives who had go-go boys at their RNC after party last year or was that Go Pound – I mean “Proud”?

    Lighten up Aunt Tina

  4. Robert says

    It really is hilarious that conservatives, including the log-headed ones, denounce Obamacare while also implying it should have more enrollees. They have no clue what they even hate. Err, other than themselves, in this case.

  5. John Freeman says

    I’m Canadian so, of course, I approve of “Obama Care” and I’m a huge fan of the president himself. I see this rather silly commercial as an effective tool to encourage young gay men to sign up. I’m not in its target market but I can see why it would reach those that are.
    As to it being offensive, that’s just ridiculous. As Acronym Jim stated, Log Cabin Republicans are against the Affordable Health Care Act itself, rather than this commercial. They are pathetic sycophants.

  6. 24play says

    “This ad is also an example of the left promoting harmful stereotypes that gay men are nothing more than sex-crazed lechers,” said Gregory T. Angelo, former editor of Next.

  7. Wavin' Dave says

    Jumbo Shrimp. Military Intelligence. Republican Party. Educational Administration. Gay GOP.
    Some folks just keep putting’ the MORONS in OXYMORONS.

  8. Belthazar says

    And yet the LCP, without being ‘enraged’ wants to meet w/Phil Robertson to “discuss” and find “common-ground” after his statement that:

    “They’re [gays] full of murder, envy, strife, hatred. They are insolent, arrogant, God-haters. They are heartless, they are faithless, they are senseless, they are ruthless. They invent ways of doing evil.”

    That would like be like someone calling me the N-Word and then saying but let us discuss our agreement on the minimum wage.

  9. JackFknTwist says

    Log Cabin Republicans ?
    Seriously ?
    Have they even read their own party’s rabid anti-gay agenda promulgated at the Convention that Mitt Romney to run ?
    Pack of phucking Quislings !

  10. Chuck Mielke says

    “If anyone on the right made such a comparison…” Oh? We’re not supposed to use sex to sell our ideas, services, or products? Sorry, but I don’t think I received that memo…

  11. Rick says

    “If the Log Cabin Republicans are against it, it must be a good thing. I hate LCR. ”

    And this explains the reaction in these comments. Most of you people are such kneejerk morons that you don’t even consider the merits of the issue involved; you just tow the party line, regardless of what that is.

    Regardless of what one thinks of “Obamacare”–I, myself, am in favor of universal health care, which will surprise some–this ad is about as demeaning as it can possibly be to gay men.

    It does exactly what the LCR are saying it does–promoting the idea that gay men are shallow and sex-obsessed and that the only way to get their attention is by parading around half-nude young men……rather than reasoning with them, the way you would any intelligent, self-respecting group of people.

    Would they appeal to straight women with this kind of ad? Of course not, and straight women would be offended if they did. Would they appeal to straight men with this kind of ad (with women in bikinis rather than men in speedos)? Of course not, and straight men and straight women would be offended if they did. Would they appeal to lesbians with this kind of ad? Of course not, and lesbians would be offended if they did,

    The fact of the matter is that political liberals are every bit as homophobic and disrespectful of gay men on a PERSONAL level as conservatives tend to be….and this is just another example of that, as disgusting as the portrayals of gay men as effeminate clowns in shows like Modern Family.

    And you people try to defend it, simply because one of the groups that spoke out against it happened to be Republicans (who are not “self-hating” people at all, if you have ever gotten to know any of them).

  12. FFS says

    Well, naturally. It’s they’re job to castigate somebody every time they get a boner. Just like how every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings.

    It’s a Republican thing.

    Please, Rick. Tell us more about demeaning gay men. You would know, after all.

  13. says

    Of course they’re upset. The ad depicts gay men who could actually get laid. Such things upset the eunuchs that make up the LCR.

    I like their selectivity, though. Enraged by this, and not by their party’s continuing anti-gay bigotry.

    LCR, Gay Republicans, realize that the reason your party hates you is not because of these images, but because you present yourselves as complete and utter wimps.

    How well has “your way” worked for you, Gay Republicans? Not. At. All.

  14. JamieMcG says

    The executive director of LCR used to be the editor-in-chief of Next Magazine – which never met a scantily-clad boy it didn’t love. Pages full of ads for sex workers – essentially a magazine which dealt ONLY in the objectification and sexualization of gay men. I know it’s strange to see such hypocrisy coming from the Right, but this one takes the cake.

  15. says

    added point – If, as the LCRs and right-wing hacks like our resident trolls are to believed, “liberal effeminate gays” are to blame. I’ve been told by these trolls that I’m one of those “stereotypical liberal effeminate gays” – OK. :-) Why, then, are all the straight people in my life outspoken advocates for the LGBT Communities? Wouldn’t my stereotypical liberal leftist effeminacy mean that the straight people closest to me would be….well… the most “put off” about gay stuff? As is, they’re not.

    SO, gay republicans – where are you straight friends and family members? Let’s see them, all. Standing with you, championing your right to equality in law and culture.

    I can point, with verified backup. to the ally and advocacy work of my non-lgbt friends and family. WHy can’t you do the same with your own non-gay friends and family?

  16. Rick says

    “The executive director of LCR used to be the editor-in-chief of Next Magazine – which never met a scantily-clad boy it didn’t love”

    You’re missing the point, entirely. There is an appropriate time and place for everything.

    I LOVE looking at scantily-clad and/or butt naked beautiful young men. How many among us does not?

    The point, though, is that, when marketing a health care plan to a certain group, you don’t employ a method that is inappropriate.

    If a gay man were appointed to a Cabinet position, would it be appropriate to congratulate him by bringing in a bunch of go-go boys to do a dance for him? Of course, not–any more than such an action would be appropriate for any straight man or woman or any lesbian…..it would insult his dignity and that of the entire group to which he belongs.

    And that is what has been done here–the Obama Administration has insulted the dignity of gay men with this ad, but you denfend them simply because they are Democrats.

    You really need to take a look in the mirror at yourselves when you have become such unthinking partisan kneejerk automatons that you don’t even care any more how much you are being humiliated by people, as long as you think they are on your side politically.

  17. Rick says

    “How well has “your way” worked for you, Gay Republicans? Not. At. All.”

    Were it not for the efforts of gay Republicans, DADT would not have been repealed and marriage equality would not have become a reality in New York State–and if had not become a reality in New York State, it would not have become a reality in the states that have since passed similar legislation–the dominoes would never have fallen.

    But one has to resist being a partisan hack in order to acknowledge that.

  18. says

    Oh RICK – keep trotting out those lies. You’re a eunuch and nobody loves you – i’m apparently an effeminate stereotypical f@g….and my straight family and friends are visible and vocal advocates and allies for our community.

    Stop blaming effeminate gays for the fact that your parents, like the worthless parents of LCR gays, don’t actually love you.

    Your pathetic revisions of history may play well in some company, but don’t shove that bull down my throat.

    Btw – is this gonna be the year you finally grow some balls and stop commenting anonymously, or can we look forward to another year of you and your aliases proving the rest of us right every day ? 😀

    It’s not the fault of us proud queens that you suffer from penis envy.

  19. Kevin F says

    I am not opposed to the ACA, I am not a Republican, and I am a big effeminate queen. However, even a broken clock is right twice a day.

    I agree with Rick and the LCR on this one, I think the commercial is insulting. There is a time and place for everything, and I think a federally paid for ad isn’t the place for this kind of humor. I feel like I am being pandered to.

  20. Randy says

    What Republicans don’t ever admit to understanding is that it’s not what they say, but what they mean by it that gets them backlash.

    Calling someone gay because they are gay is OK.
    Calling someone gay to denounce them isn’t. (And that’s what LCR is doing here)

  21. says

    The LCR’s couldn’t care less about the beefcake. It’s manufactured outrage to take a swipe at Obamacare and to put themselves in the news since their relevancy, never strong, is at an all time low. Their panties in a twist over man candy is a sideshow, though they probably do have trouble getting laid, especially if they engage in conversation with any potential date.

  22. walter says

    the phrase quisling applies to the LCR and goproud . these people hate themselves for being gay and will do anything to gain acceptance of a party who would have no problem putting ALL gays in concentration camps. it must really be bad to be that desperate that you curl up with the enemy

  23. BrianM says

    @Rick and others: THIS IS NOT AN AD PRODUCED BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. It was produced and paid for by the Sellers Dorsey Foundation, the Center for American Progress and others. All private groups.

    Think what you will about the ad, or the ACA, but stop clutching your pearls that this is how the government is promoting the law.

    Plus, THIS IS TONGUE IN CHEEK. No one would care if bikini-clad babes or hunks were selling the law to straight men and women if it was done in humor, as this one was.


  24. andrew says

    The Ad was fun and certainly harmless. If the LCR crowd think it promotes stereotypes that gay men are “nothing more than sex-crazed lechers” they need to get their heads examined. The LCR jump at every chance to criticize Obama, democrats and the left in general, in their attempt to be accepted by the Republican Party that HATES them because they are GAY.

  25. Inis Magrath says

    The Log Cabin Republicans endorsed Mitt Romney who ran on an official Republican Party platform of calling for a constitutional amendment against marriage equality. This proves they are not a real gay-advocacy group, but a front organization of the right-wing of the party masquerading as a gay group in a cynical attempt to get gay people to vote for Republicans who would deny gay people basic civil rights. Gay people know this and don’t pay any attention to anything the LCRs say.

  26. Ben Trovato says

    If this was a video of straight men and women dancing around in their underwear, I doubt anyone would describe them as “sex-crazed.” But more importantly, the fact that they call them “sex-crazed lechers” speaks volumes, since the the word “lecher” connotes a person whose sexual desires are offensive.

    Basically, they’re saying gay sex is gross.

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