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What Happens When You Look for Gay Guys at CPAC?

What Happens When You Look for Gay Guys at CPAC?


ReasonTV tested the waters at the conservative event of the year

Officially, the Conservative Political Action Conference is no friend to the LGBT community. Even though, after much confusion, the Log Cabin Republicans (a gay, pro-marriage equality group) were invited to participate in a panel discussion at the conference, much of the Republican party leadership remain violently opposed to progress on the LGBT front. But with marriage equality sweeping the country, opinions are shifting, particularly among young people. ReasonTV's Paul Detrick took to Grindr to see how many gay people were at CPAC, and what they thought of the current conservative landscape.

"CPAC has done all they can to push out gays officially here at CPAC, but we still think they're here. We're going to try to find them," Detrick began. Find them they did -- and many were even willing to talk about gay issues on camera.

Here are just a few things gay CPAC attendees had to say:

"I think there a lot more important issues we could be talking about."

"If we're true conservatives, we don't want the government to be involved in our lives. Period."

"I think so [that CPAC is behind the times]. Especially for conservatives to be able to win an election, they're going to need to get younger voters, and to do that, they need to start being more socially liberal."

Watch the full video below:

(H/T Towleroad)

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