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  •  I can't say for sure, (10+ / 0-)

    but I have a theory.

    On DKos you're one of thousands of gays. On Redstate you'd be one of a very, VERY small minority. They'd be pointing to you with pride saying "See? we're not homophobic! This guy is alright, unlike those fags on Dkos". All you have to do to keep getting the love is say "Yeah, those fags on Dkos. See? I'm not PC!" and you're in.

    It has to be tempting for some to sell-out their principles just to get love and attention (even if it isn't real). IMHO

    I like your take on LGBT as legitimate members of conservative groups -

    making inroads in GOP... equality issues become less of a wedge issue

    I've never heard it expressed that way, but I think you're right.


    If Liberals hated America, we'd vote Republican.

    by ord avg guy on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 09:33:29 PM PST

    •  I agree. (6+ / 0-)

      The "token gay" at Red State is the one whose validation is sought by all of the homophobes. Denying that validation is the easiest way to lose legitimacy. Very sad.

      I'm gay and I'm pissed. I'm not giving up, I'm not giving in, I'm not backing down, and I'm not going away. Deal with it.

      by psychodrew on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 09:46:06 PM PST

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    •  I've seen your theory in practice (9+ / 0-)

      It goes back several years, but on one particular board which was full of conservatives, a lesbian had ingratiated herself with many of the female conservatives, and I mean VERY conservative. Watching her evolution was truly saddening as she turned her back on gay and lesbian issues, joined in on the homophobic attacks and stood by while some said some of the ugliest things you can imagine about gay and lesbian people.

      A few years later, she posted a long missive which amounted to an apology and a complete confession that she was fully aware of what she was doing. She blamed it on self-esteem, a bad home life, bad relationship, etc. etc. But, it was way too late. The damage she had done i that community was irreperable.

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