Dan (GayPatriotWest) and I have a shared experience in that we are treated great and also accepted among Republican and conservative crowds. Hell, I was at a dude ranch in Western Canada (read: “Red Province”) for vacation and John and I were the only gays there. And we were just part of the family for the week.
But go into a crowd of left-leaning gays and they will say the most rabid, personal nasty and evil things when they find out you differ with them on political issues.
Devoted GP reader VtheK has noticed the same thing…
You know what I’ve noticed? Gay peeps who hang out on conservative blogs can talk about being attracted to guys and are perfectly accepted. Frank IBC and Throbert McGee (occasional commenters on GP) have even started threads at a conservative blog specifically about being attracted to guys and no one bats an eye. Little Green Footballs has gay commenters like Baldy, Kevin Shook, and Scott in East Bay, and no one ever gives them grief.
But let a guy make conservative statements on a gay blog, and, whoa… the flying monkeys are unleashed.
It sure puts the truth to the lie that the gay community is tolerant and accepts diversity. I think Dateline NBC would have seen more anger and possibly violence at a GayPride event where folks wore Bush-Cheney shirts than at a NASCAR event with folks looking “Middle Eastern.”
Finally, John and I have been widely and openly embraced in Charlotte (even and especially in our small development) since our move from the supposedly tolerant Washington DC metro area. It has been a marked improvement in tolerance toward us since moving into the deepest Red of America.
I’m not surprised.
**UPDATE** – More evidence of Gay Intolerance from our friend Chandler In Trollywood. Imagine “Polish”, “black”, “retard” or “Jew” being used instead of “gay Republican.” How diverse-accepting, how tolerant!
Chandler in Hollywood said… The other night I was introduced to a guy who first off told me he was a gay Republican. Because I am sensitive to all PC issues, I immediately spoke a little louder and a little slower out of my inability to determine if he was just slow or actually brain damaged. I call that Compassionate Liberalism.
I’d also point out that the big-time conservative blogs (too numerous to name) have no problem linking to GayPatriot, but we were blacklisted from the Gay BlogAds group in our pre-Pajamas Media days. Things that make you go…hmmm.
Is the Gay Left actually afraid of diverse opinions?