Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lesbians for Gingrich

As conservative politician Newt Gingrich announced his depressing candidacy for president this week, The New York Times published an article outlining his many hypocrisies, including wrapping himself in the so-called "family values" flag whilst living a reality of infidelity and multiple divorce. Clearly, Newt is not the star of the Gingrich children. That honor goes to his sister, Candace Gingrich, who made headlines in the 1990s when she came out as a gay rights activist while her brother was leading the right wing charge as Speaker of the House. And I'm happy to report that Candace Gingrich-Jones (now married to Rebecca Gingrich-Jones) is still working on the side of justice as an associate director at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest civil rights organization for LGBT equality. You can read Candace's unmitigated thoughts about her big brother's anti-gay and anti-progressive views in an open letter she published on The Huffington Post a few years ago. Here's an excerpt: "The truth is that you're living in a world that no longer exists. I, along with millions of Americans, clearly see the world the way it as — and we embrace what it can be."

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