I’m proud indeed to announce that I am joining the gay conservative group GOProud as the chair of their Advisory Board. As you all know I am an Independent Conservative without party affiliation, and despite its name GOProud is not associated with the Republican Party. It is instead a group for conservative gays who are committed to promoting the conservative agenda in all of our efforts to confront and solve our nation’s problems. Here’s some coverage of the announcement. I am excited about GOProud and my association with them. We have a lot of work to do to bring our great nation back. All of us are needed, and all of us will help make the difference.

Washington Post: Tammy Bruce takes leadership role in gay GOP group

In the run-up to the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference, the gay Republican group GOProud got into a protracted tiff with some social conservatives. GOProud wanted to co-sponsor the event. Liberty Counsel, a legal group founded by Jerry Falwell, promised to boycott if that happened. In the end GOProud won out, Liberty Counsel bolted, and conservative activist Ryan Sorba won short-lived infamy for condemning GOProud from the CPAC stage.

The longer-lived aftermath of the kerfuffle came when Tammy Bruce, a popular lesbian conservative radio host, invited GOProud on her show to discuss all of this. Today, GOProud announced that Bruce will be the first chair of the group’s Advisory Council — I’ve put the statement below the fold.

This move actually represents a small shift in GOProud’s issue stances. The group has come under fire from anti-gay marriage groups like the National Organization for Marriage; Bruce has generally been supportive of the fight for “traditional marriage,” while criticizing Republicans who want to enshrine that definition of marriage in the Constitution.

(Regarding my position on gay marriage, please see my 2004 article, “Respecting Marriage and Equal Rights.”

I do appreciate the Advocate, the gay and lesbian magazine, covering the announcement, but you’ll notice some of their readers are illustrating how some liberal gays are anything but the tolerant, freedom-loving people they claim to be. Perhaps a few comments from decent gay conservatives might remind them what real tolerance and freedom is all about. :)

GayPatriot: Past Endora-Winning Diva to Chair GOProud’s Advisory Council

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  1. naga5 says:

    congratulations, tammy!
    as we do in our bible study, we pray for leaders because they are put in positions of authority, power and placed there by god. i pray that god gives you wisdom in the discussions and decisions you will have in your new position.
    again, congrats!!!
    rick

  2. [...] her blog, Tammy writes: As you all know I am an Independent Conservative without party affiliation, and despite its name [...]

  3. The Ugly American says:

    After being burned by the LCR, I now subscribe to the Groucho Marx school of thought in regards to joining groups or clubs ; )

  4. Tennisfan says:

    Tammy-I was going to send you an e-mail this week, but after I read the last line in this blog, decided it was appropriate to put here. A few years ago I was channel surfing and stopped at C-SPAN. You were at the Reagan Library. I am a HUGE fan of Ronald Reagan, so I listened. I had no idea who you were. I remember thinking, “why can’t she be gay?”, about five minutes later you said you were gay. This is important because I have known I was gay since I was 6-years old. Well last week, at age 44 I came out to some friends and family. So far, so good. Everyone has been supportive including my 80-year old Mom. I have met the woman of my dreams and am very happy. I have 3 college degrees, own a house, and drive the car I want. I am a public school teacher. I am a lesbian, Christian, and conservative. I am finally living in truth, largely because of you. I wanted to say a big thank you for showing that it is alright to be yourself. For years I have told my students to not let other people define them. I finally did.

  5. Palin2012 says:

    Congratulations Tammy – GOProud could not have made a better choice. I am really happy about the direction of this new group representing true Independent Conservative Gay and Lesbian ideals. You will be perfect as Chair of their Advisory Board.

  6. Red Barr says:

    Congratulations Tammy—We need wise Conservatives like you to get the truth out.

  7. GOProud just got a whole lot more interesting.
    ;-)

  8. BastiatFan says:

    Congratulations, Tammy! Great news…

  9. Laura says:

    Great, congratulations, Tammy. As a gay conservative myself I get so annoyed with the typical illogical flaming leftist gay groups. (I thought for a while I was the only lesbian conservative on the planet.) We need more conservative gay people to be in the spotlight and put an end to their constant whining and destruction of America. Lesbian conservatives….We simply make the liberals heads spin into absolute chaos :)

  10. Slimfemme says:

    This is good news. I signed up for GOProud email list last year. I consider myself an independent, but I am glad to see gays and lesbians not be conformists. I remember when I read your first book Tammy. I had just graduated from college, my parents had divorced and I was still figuring things out about my future. I was at my local library browsing the aisles and came upon your book. It was refreshing to read; I finished it in a day. I think more gays and lesbians will see that you don’t have to conform to leftist, communist ideology. You can have moral standards, respect our country and still be gay!!! I’m very happy about this!!!

  11. Tiller66 says:

    Congrats Tammy I think they made a very good choice.

  12. Maynard says:

    Do you really think it doesn’t matter whether you’ve got a “D” or “R” after your name? Maybe you should indicate your non-affiliation thusly: “Tammy Bruce (D-cup, Los Angeles)”

  13. ffigtree says:

    Your work is very important in helping shed the stereotype of Conservatives being bible clinging homophobes. The msm and the left has done a disservice to both gay and conservative communities. What many on the left refuse to understand is that conservative values preserve people’s right to live how they want. Congratulations Tammy!

  14. senrab says:

    Did anyone see this? (Chely Wright)

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20365936,00.html

  15. Chuck says:

    Great news, Tammy. Congratulations on receiving this honor.

  16. [...] The point is that she did not decline to speak at CPAC because of GOProud’s inclusion. Such a claim is ridiculous considering that GOProud recently defended her against the Vanity Fair hit piece and Tammy Bruce, a strong supporter of Governor Palin, is chair of GOProud’s advisory board. [...]

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