PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Gay Republicans Throw ‘HomoCon’

A GOProud bumper sticker. (Here & Now/Meghan Keene)

A GOProud bumper sticker. (Here & Now/Meghan Keene)

In Tampa, some Republicans are putting the “party” back into Grand Old Party. At the Ybor City club “Honey Pot” Tuesday night, the gay Republican group GOProud threw a bash they dubbed “Homocon.”

Here are some of the concerns from Republicans at GOProud.

“Being black and being gay is hard enough. And being a black, gay conservative, in the media it’s like it never happens. But that’s who I am and that’s what I believe.”

“I think one of the societal misconceptions is that because you’re gay the only thing you think about is gay marriage…”

“Am I going to have a job, am I going to pay an exorbitant amount of taxes.”

“What about job growth? what are we going to have healthcare, what are we going to have as just basic living rights as American citizens.”


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Spotlight

Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

May 21 5 Comments

YouTube Sensation Publishes Her First Cookbook

Maangchi's career was born when her son suggested she start making videos of herself cooking Korean dishes.

May 21 17 Comments

UC’s Napolitano Speaks Out On High Cost Of Public Ed, Anti-Semitism On Campus

Janet Napolitano talks about a plan to freeze in-state tuition, and campus protests against Israel's occupation of the West Bank.

May 20 Comment

‘Finding The Good’ Through Obituary Writing

Journalist Heather Lende has been writing obituaries in the small town of Haines, Alaska, for 20 years.

May 20 3 Comments

Pandas’ Bamboo Diet May Endanger Them

New research examining the genetics of panda waste shows they would be better suited to eat meat than plants.