Every now and again, you meet a gay ex-Republican who tells you that he left the GOP because of the party’s intolerance.
Events this past week, however, have made it increasingly apparent that such folks left not because of the GOP’s supposed intolerance, but because of that they experienced in the gay community. They were simply tired of being ostracized — and otherwise marginalized — for their political views.
FROM THE COMMENTS: Redneck Fag answers the title question in the affirmative: “It happened to me when I was living in San Francisco during the Reagan years but it didn’t last long. I soon saw the problem: wanting to conform and be popular . . . .”
That does seem to be the problem.