Monday, January 5, 2009

2009 Log Cabin Republicans National Convention

Register Now for the 2009 Log Cabin Republicans National Convention & Liberty Education Forum National Symposium.

The Westin Washington, DC City Center
1400 M St., NW
Washington, DC 20005

202-429-1700

4/16/2009 5:00 pm
to 4/19/2009 12:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Log Cabin Republicans
1901 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 902 Washington, DC 20006

13 comments:

CJ said...

Register now for The 2009 Self-Hating Gays National Convention.

WickedGayBlog.com said...

lol

Queers United said...

Hey now, in order to create change, we need to be the change we wish to see. In order to change hearts and minds within the GOP, we need our republican gay brothers and sisters to speak up and be present. I am a solid progressive, but it might be the Log Cabin's who are some of the most vital activists in the LGBT community.

CJ said...

Doubt it.

We let a Log Cabin Republican run the No on 8 campaign in California and look what that got us.

Queers United said...

Well CJ we can't paint a broad brush, it was a close and heated race and plus we did fundraise more. I don't think we can place blame over prop 8 on any one specific person. It was a failure to reach out to communities of color and faith that made prop 8 pass.

CJ said...

So people of color and people of faith lack the basic human decency to allow others equal rights?

If that is true, they do not deserve to be reached out to. In fact, they should be shoved aside like the inhuman animals they choose to behave like.

Queers United said...

That sort of thinking won't get us far, we need to reach out to people to make them understand that equality is for ALL. Ignorance is not bliss.

CJ said...

Why is it our job to make them into decent human beings? Is it too difficult a feat for people of color and religious people to teach themselves a thing or two?

Are you suggesting that people of color and religious people are helpless and unable to have compassion for their fellow humans? That's not a great way of thinking.

Irrational beliefs are often the cause of ignorance. There is no way to rationalize with the irrational.

We must get legal recognition of our rights through the courts. What the people think about us is irrelevant.

Queers United said...

I agree with you on the premise that regardless of what people think, it is a protection of minorities, the courts, legislature should protect us. This should not be up for popular vote. If civil rights continue to be up for popular vote, who knows what the world would look like?

Merlyn said...

Voting on the rights of a group of people is beyond reprehensible. I don't get to vote on civil rights for African-Americans--their rights are theirs by birth. I don't get to vote on civil rights for religious people--their rights are theirs by birth, too. So what gives them the right to vote on our rights?

I suspect they know the right thing to do but have used their scriptures to justify their prejudices.

H Mateo said...

Lot's of people of color voted NO on 8. Lot's of people of color have been marching with us on our parades and standing up for us gay people, taking heat from their communities, reaching out, teaching, and learning; there's much data on this. Lots of people of color are gay. Please stop this sort of racist rhetoric that leaves out your gay POC sisters and brothers and straight POC supporters. It is not real. And it doesn't help. At best, it's a misplaced and sort of twisted form of activism and a deflection from the cause: we have tons of work ahead; the media played a big part in the spread of false lies about gay marriage that freaked so many people out; and we must take into account all the money that went into antigay ads. If we give in into the separatist ethics of bigots, we lose ourselves and our cause. That is what bigots want from us: to keep us from reaching out to others and gaining support where there was none before.

Rick said...

isn't a gay republican kinda like being a black KKK member?

Anonymous said...

I swear the way some of you talk it's as if you're under the impression that all gay people are white and non-religious. Some white gay men have shown their true colors since the passing of Prop. 8, and it proves how similar they really are to the people condemning them.

I mean to say "So people of color and people of faith lack the basic human decency to allow others equal rights?
If that is true, they do not deserve to be reached out to. In fact, they should be shoved aside like the inhuman animals they choose to behave like." is vile to me.

And please guys, don't ever, ever, ever forget that when something like Prop. 8 passes in America the number one group of people who are always the most responsible are white because they're the majority and they have the biggest margin of the vote. I can easily even imagine a few white Log Cabin gays having voted for Prop. 8 to pass...

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