i've had ltr's with 2 gay republicans, so i don't wanna hear any bullshit from anyone about being closed off to new ideas. both of them were mired in horrifyingly complicated identity issues, and both were utterly incapable of empathizing with others.
i will not have it said that i know nothing of gay republicans - i know far more than anyone should have to.
the first one i was with for 4 very long, tumultuous years. every time he opened his mouth i had to close mine. every time he expressed an opinion i could feel the fight-or-flight response in my throat. i was not allowed to disagree. his world view was ridiculously out-moded. he was xenophobic, racist, stubborn, hateful, and greedy.
the second one i was with for 1 tortuous year. during that time he tried to brainwash me into his thinking platform - he was an elected official and was terrified not that people would find out that he was gay (because he was out), but that his lover was not a republican too. during that year of manipulation and dishonesty he cheated on me with over 30 people, stole $20k from me, gave me crabs twice, and tried to have me arrested for bad checks that he wrote. he's also hiv positive and slipped me sleeping pills so that he could fuck me in my sleep. a very charming man.
thanks, but i've had enough of gay republicans. tell larry craig i said hello next time you suck him off in the bathroom.