Click here to read a letter that GOProud signed on to in support of the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act .
Archive for October, 2009
GOProud’s executive director Jimmy LaSalvia will participate in a panel discussion on LGBT politics in New York City at Columbia University (Lerner Hall) on Wednesday, October 21st at 6 pm. The other panelists are Jamie Kirchick with The New Republic, and the NYCLU’s Erica Braudy. Email email@example.com for more information about this event.
Meghan McCain has a new piece up over at The Daily Beast. It’s definitely worth a read. Here’s a good part in response to President Obama’s speech to the HRC dinner -
“But my response to this speech and my message to the gay community is this: Stop rewarding the president’s speeches. Because for me, that’s all it is—pretty words delivered by a beautiful orator. ”
GOProud Calls on President Obama to Tell Gay Americans the Truth
Unveil Web Ad Urging Obama to “Come out of the Closet”
(Washington, D.C.) – Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign announced that President Barack Obama would address their black-tie dinner in Washington, D.C. this weekend. “We think it is time that President Obama came clean with gay Americans,” said Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director of GOProud. “Talk is cheap, but unfortunately with this administration talk is all you get. It’s time President Obama told gay Americans just how unimportant they are to him and his administration.”
GOProud, the only national organization for gay conservatives and their allies, unveiled a new web ad this morning entitled “Come Out Barack.” The ad calls on Obama to “come out of the closet” about his record on, and his commitment to, gay issues.
The ad points out that despite capturing almost ¾ of the gay vote, raking in millions of gay dollars, and lofty campaign promises, Obama’s record on gay issues has been abysmal. “Whether it’s failing to deliver on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal, or his administration’s homophobic court filing in support of the Defense of Marriage Act, or his total unwillingness to confront tyrannical anti-gay regimes like Iran – President Obama’s record speaks louder than his words,” continued LaSalvia.
“Instead of delivering on campaign promises, Obama has chosen to play politics and trade away the promises made to gay families in secret backroom deals,” said LaSalvia.
“It is time President Obama came clean and was held accountable for his failures. GOProud is committed to making sure the gay community, and the rest of America, knows the truth about President Obama’s record and his priorities,” concluded LaSalvia.