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Gay Candidate Faces Criticism From Opposing Camps

By Kevin Freking | Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
Carl DeMaio is one of three openly gay Republicans running for Congress this year, but he's the only one who has managed to make political adversaries of both social conservative and gay rights organizations.

Texas GOP Changes Platform Language on Homosexuality to Endorse Conversion Therapy

By Bobby McGuire | Thursday Jun 5, 2014
Congratulations gay republicans in the Lone Star State! The draft platform for the Texas GOP has upgraded you from "pariah" to "mistake."

GOProud Leadership Deny Rumors but Announces ’Legal Closure’

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
Although the terms and length of closure have yet to be disclosed, in a statement posted on their website Monday, Matthew Bechstein, co-director of conservative gay republican group GOProud announced a "legal closure" of the organization.

Log Cabin Republicans Denounce Exclusionary Policy of Texas GOP

Thursday May 29, 2014
Log Cabin Republicans announced Thursday that in the wake of denial of formal participation by gay GOP at this year’s Texas State Republican Convention, they would be joining Metroplex Republicans to denounce the Party’s stance against the organization.

Gay Mass. Congressional Contender Skips GOP Convention

Friday Mar 21, 2014
Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei (tih-SAY’) says he will skip this weekend’s state GOP convention because of the socially conservative platform the party’s state committee adopted.

NOM Leader Slams Out Republican Politician for Holding Hands With Partner

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Feb 21, 2014
The head of the National Organization for Marriage wrote a blog post, slamming openly gay San Diego Republican Carl DeMaio for holding his partner’s hand and for being a "homosexual activist."

GOProud Co-Founder Resigns Over CPAC Comprimise

By EDGE | Thursday Feb 20, 2014
A little over a month after GOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia announced he was quitting the Republican party, Chris Barron who founded the arch-conservative gay political organization with him in 2009 announced he was stepping down from the board.

3 Gay Republicans Trying to Make Election History

By Steve Peoples | Sunday Jan 19, 2014
Three gay Republicans must unseat a Democratic incumbent, overcome brushes with hate and confront passionate divisions within the GOP about the way they live their lives.

GOProud Co-Founder Quits GOP, Cites ’Tolerance of Bigotry’

By EDGE | Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
Citing dissatisfaction with big-government conservatives and bigots within the Republican Party, Jimmy LaSalvia, co-founder of arch-conservative Republican gay organization GOProud, announced that he has changed his voter registration to independent.

Gay, Republican and Now Mayor of Atlantic City

By Wayne Parry | Wednesday Jan 1, 2014
What do you call a gay Republican who obsesses about street sweepers, frets that the city’s business isn’t conducted in enough languages and toys with the idea of giving free land to the poor to get it back on the tax rolls?