A Straight Republican at Pride
Posted by AJ Feeney-Ruiz on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Guest writer for NUVO "Indy's Alternative Voice"
"Bill is just a part of why I have been an LGBT ally as long as I can remember. Being an ally isn't particularly easy as a straight Republican, yet not for the reasons you may think. Of course I get flack from some on the fringes on the far right, but the most resistance I've encountered has been from staunch Democrats. As a former two-time candidate for elected office in Downtown Indy, I cannot tell you how many times Democrats, many of whom are gay, have tried to "out" me as a political maneuver — to try to shame me if I was gay.
I wouldn't be ashamed if I was gay. I'm not, and this is the first time I've ever really put that out there. But there is a point. I am ashamed of my Democrat friends attempting to make a political issue of Republicans having the audacity to participate in the Indy Pride festivities on June 9."
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