I’m pleased to present the new format for the GayPatriot blog. Many thanks to Christian Grantham for his tireless efforts to make this look the way I think I want it to.
A lot of the inspiration for this new format comes from PatrickRuffini’s new site. I liked the ‘red state’ banner and some of the other graphic elements he used. Thanks, Patrick.
Some things to look out for…. You will note the jet plane crossing the banner… remember, Red State America is “flyover” country. Also, in response to readers requests, we have added Trackbacks.
I welcome comments and suggestions on how to improve and tweak the new look. I decided to launch today and worry about the minor glitches as we move along. So please comment!
Please note especially the new address — GayPatriot.org. We have moved off of Blogger.com (hallelujah!) but those who still go to the old URL are being redirected here.
Finally, the purchase of GayPatriot.org was intentional. I’d like this to be a community of gay and lesbian Americans who want to find a new way. A way to reach out to Red State America. A way to find common ground with the Republican majority in Washington and in our various state capitals. We have to raise our voices from within the Party and change people’s perceptions and minds one-at-a-time if we have to.
We will work with or without Log Cabin Republicans as appropriate. But I want this ‘virtual organization’ to truly represent the views of the million-plus gay voters and our friends and family who support President Bush — especially in this time of war that our nation will face for a long while. This is our start at an answer to MoveOn.org….. GetOverIt.org, you could say. (Thanks, PatriotPal in NJ for that.)
You will notice on the right-hand column a place to enter your email address. This will give GPW and I the ability to reach out to those of you who want extra postings, special bulletins, possible social gatherings in the future, etc. Think of it as free premium membership. And, I’d like to dub this group the “23 Percent Club” — in honor of the exit poll numbers of gay and lesbian voters for Bush in 2004. (Thanks to Bart from Indiana for the awesome name!)
So welcome again to GayPatriot.org. As always, it is a pleasure to write for you and have you visit.