albionfagan wrote:There are many gay conservatives, David Starkey in England strikes me as one of the more odious of his types. Perhaps not directly involved in politics but certainly a player in the culture of this country.
Whilst anti-gay feeling still lingers on the right, being gay is no longer an indicator of liberal or left wing values as a person.
In the United States however , so far as I know , the last organization for gay and lesbian conservatives GOProud , has no successor . So especially given the prominent sway that the Christian right has continued to have over conservatism in the U.S.A. , I rather doubt that there are very good prospects for Republicans whom are gay. The leading figures are more concerned with religio-political identity than with personal liberty .