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posted Friday, August 27, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 35
Gay Republicans Rising
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Gay Republicans Rising

Timothy Patrick McCarthy The Daily Beast

NEW YORK - Will the Republican Party follow Ken Mehlmans lead and step out on gay rights? Historian Timothy McCarthy imagines a future where the GOP starts talking like Harvey Milk.

Every queer knows that some of the biggest homophobes are closet cases. Simply recall the names of Mark Foley, Ted Haggard, Larry Craig, or George rent-boy Rekers. The latest Republican to move from the closet to the Log Cabin is Ken Mehlman, the architect of George W. Bushs successful 2004 reelection campaign and former chairman of the Republican National Committee. Judging by the current political climate, Mehlmans coming out may not be an aberration for Republicans. It could actually point the way toward its future.

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