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Bill Maher has a New Rule for the Dude Planning Ohio's Upcoming 'Straight White Guy' Festival - VIDEO

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A series of fliers advertising a "Straight White Guy Festival" have been popping up in Columbus, Ohio, but local residents and authorities are still unclear if it's real or a joke.

Regardless, Bill Maher wants people to realize that every day is 'Straight White Guy' festival in Columbus. And the Republican Party is hoping to tap into this oppressed community come 2016.

On Friday, RNC members cast a unanimous vote to make Cleveland the host of its 2016 national convention.



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  1. Cleveland got the RNC convention because Ohio is a swing state and Ka$ich wants a boost for himself and the GOP.

    Posted by: Doug S | Aug 10, 2014 3:08:30 PM

  2. What happens if a black guy shows up and wants in?

    Posted by: Richard Harney | Aug 10, 2014 3:38:17 PM

  3. @richard - he can celebrate, too, just like straights who march in gay pride parades.

    Posted by: northalabama | Aug 10, 2014 3:55:48 PM

  4. Columbus is always portrayed as the poster city for tolerance in the midwest as far as gay acceptance is considered it is pretty much concentrated in a few scattered blocks around the city. It does draw a good many people for pride march in June but many aren't from Columbus and it is marketed throughout the state and surrounding area as a day to come have fun. The city is controlled by DINO's in its council and mayor's office but the real money and power to get things done rests with it hardcore Republican families that have run the city for years -Wolfe's, McConnell's, Perzutti's and of course Les Wexner. They give serious money to the Republicans -always have and always will.....
    Columbus is also the proud home of hard right Christian fundamentalists preachers such as Rod Parsley who are virulently anti-gay for the good ol' white boys. And last but not least -at one time Columbus proudly proclaimed that the monied gay nouveau riche had more Republican donors than any other city in the midwest.....

    Posted by: Not so friendly | Aug 10, 2014 4:19:08 PM

  5. Not so friendly, hope that you moved or no longer live here. You sound too bitter to live a great, gay-friendly city.

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 10, 2014 7:27:45 PM

  6. Ohio and RepubliThugs, a match made in heaven except when the state elects a black President! Just like Indiana.

    Posted by: BrokebackBob | Aug 10, 2014 11:40:24 PM

  7. Ha! I lived in Columbus for several years. A lovely place but truly every day there is "straight white guy day." Okay, maybe kinda straight but really,really white guy day." Well sometimes it's "I've had a few beers and I'd let a guy blow me but I'm not gay but I'm still really, really white day"

    Posted by: mdnc | Aug 11, 2014 7:39:41 AM

  8. Luvvit!
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    Posted by: HeterosexismAnonymous | Aug 11, 2014 12:30:36 PM

  9. my being white and my being a man are, literally, the only things about me that have never held me back in life. at any time. in any way.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Aug 11, 2014 12:37:23 PM

  10. When Mardi Gras disappears, straight people can complain about Pride.

    Posted by: Rrhain | Aug 11, 2014 2:10:05 PM

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