Adam Polaski

GOProud Names Ann Coulter 'Gay Icon.' What the Hell?

Filed By Adam Polaski | August 09, 2011 11:45 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Ann Coulter, Christopher Barron, ex-gay, gay Republicans, GOProud, HomoCon, hypocritical motherfuckers, reparative therapy

AnnCoulterRadio.jpgFrom the department of embarrassing hypocrisy comes a new announcement from GOProud, the beleaguered "gay Republican" organization that's desperately struggling to remain relevant. In a press release today, they named Ann Coulter, the author and TV pundit who just wants the gays to shut up already about equality, as their officially-titled "Honorary Chair and Gay Icon" of GOProud's Advisory Council.

In the press release, the chairman of the GOProud Board, Christopher Barron, explained their choice:

Ann Coulter is a brilliant and fearless leader of the conservative movement, we are honored to have her as part of GOProud's leadership. Ann helped put our organization on the map. Politics is full of the meek, the compromising and the apologists - Ann, like GOProud, is the exact opposite of all of those things. We need more Ann Coulters.

Ann headlined the organization's "HomoCon" last year. She reflected on her new position with GOProud, offensively remarking in the release, that she "look[s] forward to being the Queen of Fabulous." As if the GOProud membership are now her pet gays. How the hell is this infuriating woman a "gay icon"?

The idea of Ann Coulter representing the gay community in any capacity really is simply offensive. The woman is anti-marriage equality, anti-employment non-discrimination policies, anti-DADT repeal, anti-LGBT-inclusive hate crimes legislation, and a believer in "ex-gay" reparative therapy. And yet despite all this, I'm still not sure if GOProud truly believes that Coulter is on their side or if they're knowingly making the announcement as a cry for publicity and attention. With their track record, I'd believe either scenario.

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Everybody wins: She doesn't want anything to do with gays or gay rights, and neither does GOProud! What a match made in Hell.

Can you imagine? Think of how helpful she'll be telling them all to shut the fuck up as they talk about Al Cardenas and the ACU denying them a booth at CPAC.

Everybody wins: She doesn't want anything to do with gays or gay rights, and neither does GOProud! What a match made in Hell.

Can you imagine? Think of how helpful she'll be telling them all to shut the fuck up as they talk about Al Cardenas and the ACU denying them a booth at CPAC.

Om Kalthoum | August 9, 2011 2:19 PM

So correct it warrants being repeated. I concur x 2.

Perhaps they think that by nominating someone anti-gay as the head of a "gay organization", that the republicans will follow their lead and logic and make a gay person the head of their anti-gay political party.

GOPRoud is an Orwellian Newspeak kind of organization. Whatever they say, the opposite is usually true - so their naming of Ann Coulter as their Judy Garland-type mascot must mean that Ann isn't likely to have any singing talent at all (well, that may or may not be true).

It seems to me that we're all waiting for the other shoe to drop. Ann Coulter may one day announce that all this time she's been playing with Poe's Law, and all her rhetoric has just been intended as campy satire.

And, hell may actually freeze over. (If we read our Dante, that may well be true of the 9th Circle . . . )

Alice has gone back through the Looking Glass. "Gay Republican" is contradiction enough, but then to have the Alice/Jabberwok thrown in with them makes my head spin. O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

twinkie1cat | August 10, 2011 3:20 PM

I think they are so desperate from this long period of rejection by their own political party that they are trying to find a way to be relevant to them. Here they sit social and fiscal conservatives but repugnant to others like them. It's enough to make a person mentally ill.