Gay blogger Kevin DuJan went from being a Hillary supporter in 2008 to a Trumpkin last year.
And transgendering Olympic star Caitlyn Jenner attending the RNC in Cleveland said it was harder to come out as a Republican.
I want to apologize to them and any LGBTQ people I offended in the past. I was wrong. How you get your jollies is your business, not mine.
To be sure, they don't have any special rights or privileges. But hate the sin, love the sinner. If that turns readers off, so be it.
As a big tent party, welcome them. Don't pander. They are not climbing aboard the Trump Train for free stuff.
I do understand the selection of Mike Pence as Vice President. He has the Washington experience that Daddy doesn’t and will bring goodwill with Capitol Hill, where he was well-liked. Lots of people have told me they like him and that he’s a good guy.
Pence also appeals to conservative Christians, and has a calm Midwestern demeanor that will play well on screen with Daddy, who, like your humble correspondent, can occasionally be a bit theatrical.
Pence will appeal to Cruz Republicans— he has many of Ted Cruz’s good qualities without the constant lying, booger-eating and that whole “Zodiac Killer” vibe.
Now, I know what you’re going to say. Gays on the right and those on the fence (minds out of the gutter, please!) are distressed by Pence’s stance on gay rights. He has opposed same-sex marriage, gays in the military, and of course is most well known for the kerfuffle over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Ironically, I agree with all of those positions to varying degrees, but I recognize that these and similar positions he’s held make gays question a Trump-Pence ticket’s commitment to them.
Unlike the regressive left or those #NeverTrump idiots, I’m not going to wail, gnash my teeth and clutch my pearls, fetching though my pearls are. I’m going to offer a solution. In essence, my goal is to make Trump’s VP right as ninepence with LGBT conservatives and independents.From Kevin DuJan's blog bio:
Kevin’s life mission is to bring the Democrat party’s chickens home to roost. Once a lifelong Democrat loyalist, he broke with the party permanently on May 31st, 2008, the day the Democrat Rules & Bylaws Committee (headed by Donna Brazile and Howard Dean) stole delegates from Hillary Clinton and awarded them to Obama, cementing the party’s lurch to the far left. As a Clinton campaign supporter, Kevin was subjected to vile attacks for not “falling into line” and going along quietly with the Democrat party’s rebranding. He is one of millions of former Democrats who discovered the depth of their conservative leanings and ultimately migrated to the Republican party because of 2008’s seismic shift in the Democrats’ party leanings.
HillBuzz.org began as a small Hillary Clinton presidential campaign volunteer site, but emerged through the years as a place for political analysis, action, and adventure as Kevin saw a real need for more than just the endless commentary and dithering found on conservative sites.
Kevin’s essays blend humor, history, and activism in attempts to “get people’s butts off the couch and put down the Pepsi” and involve them in the political process, in efforts to thwart both the “The Tolerant Left” and the Cocktail Party GOP establishment (a term Kevin coined here on HillBuzz in 2010, which has been used by both Rush Limbaugh and Governor Sarah Palin subsequently).
For his efforts, Kevin has been called “the gay male Ann Coulter” (which he plans on having stitched onto a pillow at some point) and is the consistent target of a long-running campaign of personal destruction engineered by both “The Tolerant Left” and the Cocktail Party GOP establishment.
He must be doing something right to be a gay guy from Cleveland, living now in Boystown, whose impact on American politics warrants such Alinsky reprisals from “The Tolerant Left”.From the Associated Press:
CLEVELAND – Prodding her party, Caitlyn Jenner said Wednesday it was easier to come out as transgender than as a Republican and conceded Democrats promote more inclusive policies.
Jenner, the Olympic gold medalist and transgender activist, gently chastised Republicans as she spoke at a brunch on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention. She told the pro-LGBT American Unity Fund that she's urged Republicans including Donald Trump to create a safe environment for children who are transgender.
"I get it. The Democratic Party does a better job when it comes to the LGBT community, the trans community, all that kind of stuff," Jenner said.
In an unusual moment for a GOP gathering, she received a smattering of applause when she praised President Barack Obama for advancing LGBT rights and for eliminating the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military.Their votes count the same as straight votes. The president ain't the restroom police. I mean, where were they peeing before?
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