Do you have Republican friends and family members who are supportive of your being gay?

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    Feb 10, 2013 3:27 PM GMT
    I have 3 best buds who are hardcore Republicans who have been very supportive of me since coming out. How rare is that?
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    Feb 10, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    In this day and age, I think it is becoming the new norm. There are more publicly out gay men and women in today's society than let's say the 1980s. Everyone probably knows someone who is gay. Whether it is the neighbor's boy Johnny down the street or a family member, homosexuality is very prevalent.
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    Feb 10, 2013 4:21 PM GMT
    Almost everyone I told was supportive, be they religious, conservative, hateful and angy types, whatever. Only two aunts were not supportive, because they were worried about their angry husbands, who it turns out couldn't care less. I believe the support I got was because everyone suspected me as gay for years, even though they all said no, and especially because they knew me as a good person that they liked. So it didn't matter. I suspect the reason this question was brought up in the first place is because of the old stereotype that we are all familiar with. But those days are all but gone, even though many don't think so, be they victims of discrimination or not. It's good to be alive with my partner in this day and age.
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    Feb 10, 2013 4:32 PM GMT
    My boyfriend's mom thinks Obama is a muslim and shops at JCPenney for running pro-gay ads.
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    Feb 10, 2013 4:34 PM GMT

    Yes, we do; relatives in the US. This time they voted for Obama. They were in a rage over their Party's choice of leader.
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    Feb 10, 2013 4:42 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidAlmost everyone I told was supportive, be they religious, conservative, hateful and angy types, whatever. Only two aunts were not supportive, because they were worried about their angry husbands, who it turns out couldn't care less. I believe the support I got was because everyone suspected me as gay for years, even though they all said no, and especially because they knew me as a good person that they liked. So it didn't matter. I suspect the reason this question was brought up in the first place is because of the old stereotype that we are all familiar with. But those days are all but gone, even though many don't think so, be they victims of discrimination or not. It's good to be alive with my partner in this day and age.


    I just recently came out and this has been my experience. I myself am a libertarian so I have lots of conservative friends. Most of the people I told had suspected for years that I was gay. Everyone in my family was cool with it except my Biological dad who told me I should be chained to the back of a truck and drug through town to make an example of me. I really don't care what he thinks because he is a drunk who has accomplished nothing in life. However everyone that mattered was very supportive. Also all my conservative friends wish the party would focus on financial issues and let go of the social issues. Once the current generation loses power I think we will see an end of the connection with "christian right".
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    Feb 10, 2013 4:55 PM GMT
    Myol saidI have 3 best buds who are hardcore Republicans who have been very supportive of me since coming out. How rare is that?


    Not at all rare. It's been the rule in my case and I only fuss and fight with the left.
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    Feb 10, 2013 7:07 PM GMT
    One of my former roommates likes to call herself a "liberal republican" meaning she picks at certain issues she thinks are important from a political standpoint. Being gay is not one of them.
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    Feb 10, 2013 7:10 PM GMT
    No.
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    Feb 11, 2013 3:02 AM GMT
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    Blakes7 saidAlmost everyone I told was supportive, be they religious, conservative, hateful and angy types, whatever. Only two aunts were not supportive, because they were worried about their angry husbands, who it turns out couldn't care less. I believe the support I got was because everyone suspected me as gay for years, even though they all said no, and especially because they knew me as a good person that they liked. So it didn't matter. I suspect the reason this question was brought up in the first place is because of the old stereotype that we are all familiar with. But those days are all but gone, even though many don't think so, be they victims of discrimination or not. It's good to be alive with my partner in this day and age.


    I just recently came out and this has been my experience. I myself am a libertarian so I have lots of conservative friends. Most of the people I told had suspected for years that I was gay. Everyone in my family was cool with it except my Biological dad who told me I should be chained to the back of a truck and drug through town to make an example of me. I really don't care what he thinks because he is a drunk who has accomplished nothing in life. However everyone that mattered was very supportive. Also all my conservative friends wish the party would focus on financial issues and let go of the social issues. Once the current generation loses power I think we will see an end of the connection with "christian right".


    Your own father said that?!? What an evil fuck. I'd put a lot of distance between him and yourself.
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    Feb 11, 2013 3:04 AM GMT
    One can be a Republican and support gays. Drop the stereotypes. They do more harm than good.
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    Feb 11, 2013 3:04 AM GMT
    The guy I've been haphazardly "dating" on South Beach for the last 1.5 years is a registered republican...but he didn't vote in the last election because of the bullshit involved with his preferred party.

    And yes, he has the income to benefit from republican economics. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 11, 2013 3:04 AM GMT
    Every single Conservative I know thinks the party needs to legalize Abortion and Gay Rights.
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    Feb 11, 2013 3:06 AM GMT
    RadRTT saidEvery single Conservative I know thinks the party needs to legalize Abortion and Gay Rights.
    You know the minority of repubs, just as I do.

    But the real question is...did your conservative friends vote for someone they knew would try to take away your rights? If so, they're not friends.
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    Feb 11, 2013 3:07 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidNo.
    Ditto.
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    Feb 11, 2013 3:09 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidBut the real question is...did your conservative friends vote for someone they knew would try to take away your rights? If so, they're not friends.
    This.
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    Feb 11, 2013 3:10 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    RadRTT saidEvery single Conservative I know thinks the party needs to legalize Abortion and Gay Rights.
    You know the minority of repubs, just as I do.

    But the real question is...did your conservative friends vote for someone they knew would try to take away your rights? If so, they're not friends.


    At least, not in an election season!icon_lol.gif

    But yeah I have republican family members, and if gay marriage is ever legal I guess they can come to the wedding.
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    Feb 11, 2013 3:11 AM GMT
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    paulflexes said
    RadRTT saidEvery single Conservative I know thinks the party needs to legalize Abortion and Gay Rights.
    You know the minority of repubs, just as I do.

    But the real question is...did your conservative friends vote for someone they knew would try to take away your rights? If so, they're not friends.


    At least, not in an election season!icon_lol.gif

    But yeah I have republican family members, and if gay marriage is ever legal I guess they can come to the wedding.
    Family members don't count. That's the only group of people you can hate with a passion and still "cordially" dine with them on family occasions. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 11, 2013 3:12 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidYou know the minority of repubs, just as I do.

    But the real question is...did your conservative friends vote for someone they knew would try to take away your rights? If so, they're not friends.
    It is not my business to know who people vote for...just like it is no ones business to know who I vote for. I usually don't talk politics with people on who is right or wrong, in my opinion politics have nothing to do with friendship.

    However, I will not be friends with people who express that gay people should have no rights. As they don't see me as a equal human.
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    Feb 11, 2013 3:14 AM GMT
    TerraFirma saidOne can be a Republican and support gays. Drop the stereotypes. They do more harm than good.


    Wait, it's my stereotyping that's been keeping the Republicans down all this time? Not--impossible to imagine!--their national platform?
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    Feb 11, 2013 8:05 AM GMT
    What's a hardcore Republican?
    I'd imagine it would be someone who dresses like a Mad Max character, but with Reagan fetishes.

    RadRTT saidIt is not my business to know who people vote for...just like it is no ones business to know who I vote for. I usually don't talk politics with people on who is right or wrong, in my opinion politics have nothing to do with friendship.


    What an odd definition of friend. Someone that you can't/won't talk about politics or current events because it's not their business.
    You can only talk about the weather and local sports teams for so long.


    Back to the topic, my parents are Republicans and they support me being gay.
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    Feb 11, 2013 8:19 AM GMT
    RadRTT saidHowever, I will not be friends with people who express that gay people should have no rights. As they don't see me as a equal human.
    That would automatically be anybody who didn't vote for Obama.
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    Mar 06, 2013 2:57 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    RadRTT saidEvery single Conservative I know thinks the party needs to legalize Abortion and Gay Rights.
    You know the minority of repubs, just as I do.

    But the real question is...did your conservative friends vote for someone they knew would try to take away your rights? If so, they're not friends.


    What if I voted for someone who I knew would try to reduce their rights to defend themselves/family. Could I be seen as a bad friend to them too? Just being hypothetical here.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Mar 06, 2013 3:10 AM GMT
    I have three family members that are Republican and very supportive .... however when it comes to friends I have found my Republican friends to be less accepting of my sexuality than my Democrat friends.
  • vintovka

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    Mar 06, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    Lots of people who are Republican around here tend to be old-school Eisenhower style Republicans, more small government types than social/moral conservatives, so it would not be odd here at all, but that is New England for you.