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Yesterday GOProud, the conservative gay political group — not the Log Cabin guys — endorsed Mitt Romney to be the next President of the United States. Some have referred to GOProud as the "gay republican tea party," which sounds like a a Sunday afternoon dance party a drag queen might host.
Least proud of this endorsement was Dan Savage, who got onto the Twitters and sent out "the GOP’s house faggots grab their ankles, right on cue … Pathetic.”
The GOP's house faggots grab their ankles, right on cue: thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/goproud-endors…. Pathetic.
— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) June 20, 2012
Naturally, Savage got all kinds of flack for his, ahem, strong language. Said Christopher Barron, co-founder of GOProud who didn't appreciate the term "house faggots":
"Apparently, faggot is an entirely appropriate slur as long as Dan Savage is slinging it and gay people who you don’t agree with are on the receiving end."
"The gay left must be proud of their self-appointed spokesman. So must the Obama Administration, which has labeled this massive bully a hero of the anti-bullying movement, invited him to the White House, and cut videos on behalf of his It Gets Better Project. There's no worse form of anti-gay bullying than to use slurs like the one Savage did here. Will the White House continue to back their man?"
As Queerty astutely points out, Savage had zero respect for GOProud anyway, and would surely mock any whining by presenting his belief that the Republican party remains homophobic at its core, especially during this point in American politics.
"GOProud isn’t a pro-gay rights organization," Savage once said on Countdown With Keith Olbermann. "...they’re an organization of gay quislings and useful idiots that help to window-dress the republican party."