Michelangelo Signorile Bitchslaps Down Chris Barron and GOProud

Michelangelo Signorile has written an essay for The Advocate that takes Chris Barron (who once called yours truly a member if the “American Taliban) and his organization GOProud to task. 

Signorile, in ways that only he can, points out the hypocrisay, dellusions and megalomania of Barron and GOProud and prove that they are nothing more than  pathetic people who love their money and hate themselves thier brethren in the LGBT community.

First off, denialists and elitists who believe they are superior to other gays — even if the attitude masks a pitiful self-loathing — are clearly as prevalent as ever in the LGBT movement, except that they can now be out of the closet. Perversely, the fact that we can find such people in GOProud is a measure of our success.

Their motivations are probably unique to each but there are some commonalities: a desire to be close to power; a hunger for attention and GOP approval; a selfish devotion to Republican “fiscal” policies over civil rights; and a belligerence toward gay activists, whom they seem to detest.

GOProud’s Chris Barron fits right in, often appearing desperate for Republican acceptance, compromising his positions at a moment’s notice—if he even had any to begin with. Formerly political director for the Log Cabin Republicans, he broke away and cofounded GOProud, claiming that Log Cabin wasn’t conservative enough. Since its founding in 2009, GOProud slowly moved in the direction of not taking any pro-gay positions, all in an attempt to be included in the Republican Party, even though Barron oddly once tweeted that GOProud is “a gay organization, we only work on gay issues.

GOProud is opposed to the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act and the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which is now law. And fearing being cut out of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference — which for 2012 has banned groups that support any pro-gay legislation — Barron told the blog RedState last February, “Considering we don’t support gay marriage and DADT isn’t part of our 2011 legislative agenda [I’m] not sure how this affects us at all.”

Signorile hits it all on the head.  Barron and GOProuds desire to be close to power; a hunger for attention and GOP approval; the selfish devotion to Republican “fiscal” policies over civil rights; and a belligerence toward gay activists.

GOProud are the  Auntie Toms of the LGBT community and Chris Barron has his nose so far up Republican’s asses even though they loathe him that he’s gonna need MORE  RINOplasty soon.

You can read the entire article at The Advocate by clicking HERE


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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