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    One Institute to Host Discussion on Rise and Fall of Gay Republicans in Los Angeles

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    One Institute will host a discussion on “Los Angeles and the Rise & Fall of Gay Republicans,” an exclusive conversation and book signing for the newly published Coming Out Republican: A History of the Gay Right, by writer and political commentator Neil J. Young. Event taking place in West Hollywood will excavate the history of the gay Republicans that birthed Los Angeles’ early homophile movement, and their relevance to today’s political moment.

    This event will take place at One Gallery in West Hollywood on Thursday, August 22, 2024, from 6-8 p.m. Doors for the program open at 5:45 p.m. The book talk will begin at 6:00 p.m. and includes time for audience members to ask questions. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the book, courtesy of Book Soup, following the talk.

    Coming Out Republican is the first comprehensive history of the “gay Right,” a group of largely conservative and libertarian gay men whose most prominent members included some of One Institute’s own founders. At the event, Young will discuss the origins, motivations, and evolutions of these LGBTQ+ conservatives, and why many continue to align with a party whose policies often work against the LGBTQ+ community. Given the Republican Party’s renewed assault on LGBTQ+ rights and the stakes of the 2024 election, understanding the significant history of the gay Right in Los Angeles and the lessons their story has for the future of American politics has never been more critical.

    “Gay Republicans and conservatives have always been a part of the LGBTQ+ community, much to the befuddlement of many liberal queers,” said Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director. “This conversation aims to shed light on the identity of gay conservatives and explore their contributions to our history.”

    Admission to this event is free. Register online at bit.ly/ComingOutRepublicanTalk.

    This event is presented by One Institute. Special thanks to the evening’s bookseller, Book Soup.

    About the Author 

    Neil J. Young is a writer and the author of We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics. His work has appeared in publications including the New York TimesWashington PostAtlantic, and Los Angeles Times, and he cohosts the history podcast Past Present. He lives in Los Angeles.

    About Coming Out Republican 

    The Washington Blade says about Coming Out Republican: “In the fractious political atmosphere we have now, it’s essential to understand how gay conservatives have influenced politics through the decades…It may be one of the most eye-opening books you’ll read.”

    In Coming Out Republican (The University of Chicago Press, 2024), political historian and commentator Neil J. Young provides the first comprehensive history of the gay Right. From the 1950s up to the present day, Young excavates the multifarious origins, motivations, and evolutions of LGBTQ+ people who found their way to the institutions and networks of modern conservatism. Many on the gay Right have championed conservative values—like free markets, a strong national defense, and individual liberty—and believed that the Republican Party therefore offered LGBTQ+ people the best pathway to freedom. Meanwhile, that same party has actively and repeatedly demonized them. With his precise and provocative voice, Young details the complicated dynamics of being in—and yet never fully accepted into—the Republican Party.

    About One Institute
    Founded in 1952, One Institute (formerly ONE Archives Foundation) is the oldest active LGBTQ+ organization in the United States. One Institute produces one-of-a-kind exhibitions and public programs that elevate queer and trans history and embrace emerging stories. Through K-12 teacher trainings, lesson plans, and youth mentorship programs, One empowers the next generation of teachers and students bringing queer and trans history into classrooms and communities. Additionally, the Institute assists in promoting the materials within ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, which houses the largest collection of LGBTQ+ materials in the world.

    Learn more at oneinstitute.org, and connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram @oneinstitutela.

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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Urine town
    Urine town
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    16 days ago

    I have my rights! I don’t give a crap about politics. I just care when the bars are open.

    Enough!
    Enough!
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    16 days ago

    It amazes me that those that profess to be more tolerant are often times anything but. Diversity of thought is essential to a thriving society. Thank God people, and that includes the gays,don’t all think alike. It’s just too bad that people don’t respect differing viewpoints.

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Enough!
    16 days ago

    These people support a political party who still lists marriage as “between a man and woman” on their party platform website.

    You think we should be tolerant of people who want to strip back LGBT rights? No.

    If you only had a brain.

    Rick
    Rick
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    15 days ago

    Your girl Hillary Clinton said marriage is between a man and a woman.. you think she just had a “change of heart” all of a sudden.. No..she showed her “true colors.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3JZdmpCPl8

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Rick
    15 days ago

    My girl?

    I’m talking about current party platforms in 2024. 2024!!!

    Hilary Clinton lost 8 years ago! LOL

    Enough!
    Enough!
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    14 days ago

    You’re a fine example of what I’m talking about. A person unable to accept an opposing view and resorts to derogatory remarks in an effort to try to boost the perception of their own intellect. All the wild boasting about belonging to a party that is about tolerance and diversity. Shameful.

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Enough!
    14 days ago

    I’m supposed to accept a view that wants to use their religion to deny me the right to get married? Do you hear yourself?

    What next, JF1/Enough?

    resorts to derogatory remarks” Have you read what the leader of your party writes on Truth Social everyday?! Why does your party try to play the moral high ground while uplifting a disgraced man like that?

    Enough!
    Enough!
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    14 days ago

    I don’t know why I engage with you. My bad. You don’t know anything about me. You work on your anger management, hate issues and intolerance and I’ll work on not responding to you again in the future. Have a nice day.

    Weho artist
    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Enough!
    14 days ago

    You don’t know anything about me”

    I only know what you’ve displayed on here. I never claimed to know anything about you?

    How about you answer my question about the leader of the Republican party? Or their official anti-LGBTQ platform…or is that a hateful question?

    Is asking valid questions “intolerant” somehow? Please make it make sense.

    West
    West
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    17 days ago

    This looks great, glad to see a little political parity coming back into vogue in this town!

    Cy Husain
    Cy Husain
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    Reply to  West
    16 days ago

    WHAT❓ More like what we are seeing from all sides including many LGBTQ+ is a bunch of pathetic wannabe cronies of late stage capitalism & western imperialism (this includes domestic police state). Someone needs to let them know, that getting a first class ticket on the Titanic is NOT a big win❗

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    Reply to  Cy Husain
    11 days ago

    The corporate arms of both parties are guilty of warmongering and debt slavery. Increasingly there are anti-war voices among the right, something I’m glad to see and actively encourage, but the left as the rest of the world understands doesn’t really exist in America. It seems like after the occupy movement brought people of all sides together, divisive identity politics were pushed to diffuse the populist momentum. Sadly, “progress” was co-opted by the Blackrock DEI set, and people are struggling to recognize the shift. Globalist institutions like DAVOS typify the corporate oligarchy draped in pro-social sheepskin that define the current… Read more »

    Weho artist
    Weho artist
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    17 days ago

    I’m not gagging…well I am but from the smell 

    John Cleese
    John Cleese
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    17 days ago

    NPC
    A play on the term “non–player character” from various forms of interactive gaming (particularly RPGs).

    Someone using no critical thought or reasoning skills.
    Simply regurgitating a set of arguments and non-sequiturs bequeathed to them by someone else.

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=NPC

    Cy Husain
    Cy Husain
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    Reply to  John Cleese
    16 days ago

    Hey that’s the SAME copy and paste you used on me. It’s very upsetting to see something I thought was crafted specifically for me, given to someone else. Even ad hominem insults❗
      :wpds_mad: 

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