Gay Conservatives At CPAC
Stephanie Mencimer reports on GOProud's presence at CPAC. Their inclusion caused various social conservative groups to threaten a boycott:
Jimmy LaSalvia, GOProud's Hollywood-tanned executive director, was running his own booth with a few fellow conservatives sporting "Draft Cheney 2012" stickers on their dark suits. He seemed amused by the whole kerfuffle...LaSalvia said that the early controversy had only attracted more supporters to GOProud, which started about nine months ago as a more conservative alternative to the older Log Cabin Republicans.