GOProud's Response to Me Is Idiotic!

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GOProud's exec director Jimmy LaSalvia

Earlier today, I compared the conservative gay group GoProud to Jewish Nazis because it endorsed Mitt Romney for president.

It caused a firestorm of response, both pro and con, and led to this official response from the group's executive director, Jimmy LaSalvia:


"Have you seen Michael Musto lately?

"We aren't going to take serious political advice from a human Muppet.

"Musto should stick to writing gossip pieces about Lindsay Lohan and leave politics to the professionals."


So a bunch of self-loathing gays endorses someone who wants to rewrite the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, and when someone attacks them for it, they insult his looks?

And they reduce my career, without even addressing the issue at hand?

I was hired as an entertainment columnist in 1984, but expanded that from day one to include gay (and other) political issues, as well as doing feature stories and eventually blogs on those topics.

Though primarily covering showbiz and NYC, I was out of the closet and dabbling in political writings beginning from the second I started at the Voice.

I have openly fought against homophobia and discrimination and bigotry, railing against the demonization of people with HIV, while tackling a mass of other LGBT issues (DADT, bullying, marriage, etc.), even when they weren't popular.

And I've fought self-loathing political crap, even angrier at the self-defeating bigots like LaSalvia who are smelling things up from within our own ranks than at the ones outside.

Do I look like a Muppet? Yeah, but how is that relevant? Are the "professionals" in politics the ones who mock each other's looks rather than try to find some rational defense for their own behavior?

And by the way, Lindsay Lohan is openly bisexual and not part of any self-hating bi group, so cheers to her.



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15 comments
david.cary.hart
david.cary.hart

These are the same imbeciles who paid Ann Coulter to insult them. The GOPers will take their support and laugh at them behind their backs. Log Cabin is no better. Don't these people get that the GOP has morphed into Hezbollah (the party of god)?

spence147
spence147

Idiots. You were generous to respond.

VonD
VonD

You are FIERCE, Michael Musto, don't let these sick, deranged, self-hating, semi-closeted shtuppets even make you break a sweat! They are LOSERS to their very core, and their felchistic support of an anti-gay repuppet like Mittens Romney says it all. They exist in the ABYSS of ABYSS, with the rest of the REPIGS!

Marsha
Marsha

The dummos at GayShame (I mean GOProud) have now issued a statement against the passing of Obama's health care. They said if we'd just vote conservatives into office, they will care more for individual gays' rights. Hilarious!  Spoken like true Jewish Nazis!!

corrective_unconscious
corrective_unconscious

Yeah, we've been over this. "Homosexual" Republicans like other facets of the Republican Party besides or in spite of its entrenched, vile homophobia. They like controlling women's reproductive health, concentrating wealth even further via tax policies, torture, cutting the social safety net, capital punishment, invading even more countries and lots more guns. All but one or two sharing with the homophobia an authoritarian bent. Also, the self hating Log Uncle Tom's Cabin types could simply choose not to endorse politicians like Romney who take virulently anti glbt positions. They could still be Republicans - for all the other delightful reasons I listed - but not endorse bigots. But that possibility's too rational for them, and you.

corrective_unconscious
corrective_unconscious

Well it's deeply homophobic, so we're both correct: It could be Log Uncle Tom' Cabin's slogan or it could be an epithet thrown by someone who doesn't like Musto. So we agree on something!

corrective_unconscious
corrective_unconscious

Regarding your "tolerance" remark: I never said talibangelicals or Log Uncle Tom's Cabin types can't marry, adopt, serve openly or be protected from arbitrary firing. So we know who the bigots are, and we do not have to be "tolerant" of KKK types or of any other bigots. As for your repeated claim about most rank and file Republicans: You direct me to the national poll showing most Republicans favor marriage equality, ENDA and adoption for same sex couples. And even if you can find such polling results, that still wouldn't excuse GOProd's/Log Uncle Tom's Cabin's endorsement of a Presidential nominee who has pledged himself to virulently homophobic positions. These sad, "homosexual" groups could remain Republican but withhold their endorsement from rabid bigots. You just want to be a mongoloid about it is all.

Nyala
Nyala

Jimmy who? Chris who? Whoever heard of these losers??? And since they barely managed to pick Romney (it was a narrow margin), how enthusiastic can be about their choice? And again, who cares? They are complete nobodies. Don't even give them any more ink.

Frank JJ
Frank JJ

more likely from someone who thinks Musto's a jackoff

Greg
Greg

I can't speak for politicians. I'm talking about regular people that identify as Republican, conservative, or right-leaning. By definition, politicians have to toe the party line to a much greater degree than everyone else, and normal people aren't as rigid in their conservatism. As for "the same rights as everyone else", that's exactly what I meant. Perhaps you should see a therapist about all that rage you have going on there, Captain Tolerance.

Poi
Poi

The conservatives also forget that to criticize a bunch of grown gays who endorse an anti-gay is hardly the same thing as bullying an innocent child in the playground. But if they want to play victim, fine. They will BE victim if their man Romney gets into the White House.

Jackson
Jackson

The other hilarious thing, which people have pointed out, is that GOProud tried to dis Musto's career and importance, and yet they tweeted on and on to try to defend themselves, whether with insults or rationalizations or whatever. "You're not important but here's one more reply." Barron even made some stink about comments, and it practically went nowhere!

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