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25th Apr '17 3:44:58 PM Prometheus117
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25th Apr '17 3:43:06 PM Prometheus117
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And yes, gay conservatives do in fact [[TruthInTelevision exist in real life]]. NoRealLifeExamples please, however, as this is about their portrayal in fiction.

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And yes, gay conservatives do in fact [[TruthInTelevision exist in real life]]. NoRealLifeExamples please, NoRealLifeExamplesPlease, however, as this is about their portrayal in fiction.
25th Apr '17 3:42:16 PM Prometheus117
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[[noreallife]]And yes, gay conservatives do in fact [[TruthInTelevision exist in real life]]. NoRealLifeExamples please, however, as this is about their portrayal in fiction.
17th Apr '17 10:08:23 AM NumberFortyFour
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* In one episode of ''Series/TheWestWing'', Josh spends the entire episode debating gay issues with Republican Congressman Matt Skinner. At the end of the episode, Skinner tells Josh to stop beating around the bush, and ask the question he really wants to know: how Skinner can be gay and a Republican. The answer is that the Congressman agrees with the conservative stance on most issues, with gay issues being an exception. He also indicates that he hopes to change Republican attitudes toward gays by being a good soldier. He gets a little comeuppance when the majority leader (who Josh had cited as an active example of what he sees as the homophobia inherent in the Republican party) smarmily tries to patronize him with a pat on the back and a "Good job, Congressman" -- only for Skinner to give him the evil eye and snap back, "Take your hand off my shoulder, Congressman."

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* In one episode of ''Series/TheWestWing'', Josh spends the entire episode debating gay issues with Republican Congressman Matt Skinner. At the end of the episode, Skinner tells Josh to stop beating around the bush, and ask the question he really wants to know: how Skinner can be gay and a Republican. The answer is that the Congressman agrees with the conservative stance on most issues, with gay issues being an exception. He also indicates that he hopes to change Republican attitudes toward gays by being a good soldier. He gets a little comeuppance when However, he doesn't tolerate disrespectful actions of some of his party members. When the majority leader (who Josh had cited as an active example of what he sees as the homophobia inherent in the Republican party) smarmily tries to patronize him with a pat on the back and a "Good job, Congressman" -- only for Skinner to give him the evil eye and snap back, "Take your hand off my shoulder, Congressman."
20th Feb '17 7:47:25 PM PaulA
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* The revue "Infinite Joy," which consists of William Finn compositions not used in his other shows (such as TheTwentyFifthAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee), has a song titled "Republicans" about a man having sex with a gay conservative.

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* The revue "Infinite Joy," which consists of William Finn compositions not used in his other shows (such as TheTwentyFifthAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee), ''Theatre/TheTwentyFifthAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee''), has a song titled "Republicans" about a man having sex with a gay conservative.
22nd Dec '16 11:40:00 PM trixus
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** Waylon Smithers is a weird example. The idea that he was gay grew out of his loyalty to ultra-conservative Mr. Burns, but to this day it's not clear if he's a gay or just "[[SingleTargetSexuality Burns-sexual]]," (he was shown getting mad at one-shot character John for stiffing him on a date). Although he supported Mr. Burns (technically NoPartyGiven but obviously Republican) in his run for Governor, he sabotaged Sideshow Bob's run for Mayor due to conflicts with his "choice of lifestyle" (a phraseology which itself is generally associated with anti-gay conservatism).

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** Waylon Smithers is a weird example. The idea that he was gay grew out of his loyalty to ultra-conservative Mr. Burns, but to this day it's not it wasn't clear if he's a he was gay or just "[[SingleTargetSexuality Burns-sexual]]," (he was shown getting mad at one-shot character John for stiffing him on a date). Although he supported Mr. Burns (technically NoPartyGiven but obviously Republican) in his run for Governor, he sabotaged Sideshow Bob's run for Mayor due to conflicts with his "choice of lifestyle" (a phraseology which itself is generally associated with anti-gay conservatism). Later seasons make it clear that he is gay with Burns being his main crush but he still has flings with other homosexual like professor Largo and his political affiliation isn't clear.
1st Dec '16 2:48:33 PM Seraphine
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* On ''Series/{{Coupling}}'', Jane goes on a "date" with a gay man who turns out to be a big MargaretThatcher supporter, causing liberal Sally to spout "How dare you say that. You're gay! You're on our side!"

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* On ''Series/{{Coupling}}'', Jane goes on a "date" with a gay man who turns out to be a big MargaretThatcher UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher supporter, causing liberal Sally to spout "How dare you say that. You're gay! You're on our side!"



* In an episode of ''Series/TheNewsroom'', Will interviews a homosexual man who is a senior member of Rick Santorum's staff as part of an attempt to paint Santorum as a bully and a homophobe. It backfires rather spectacularly, with the man making an emotional statement that he is more than his sexual orientation and agrees with Santorum on every other subject. However, as with TheWestWing example above, Will still gets in one last question to underline the point that Santorum is, in Aaron Sorkin's view, a homophobe.

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* In an episode of ''Series/TheNewsroom'', Will interviews a homosexual man who is a senior member of Rick Santorum's staff as part of an attempt to paint Santorum as a bully and a homophobe. It backfires rather spectacularly, with the man making an emotional statement that he is more than his sexual orientation and agrees with Santorum on every other subject. However, as with TheWestWing ''Series/TheWestWing'' example above, Will still gets in one last question to underline the point that Santorum is, in Aaron Sorkin's view, a homophobe.



* Log Cabin Republicans have been referenced in ''TheSimpsons''. A pink elephant balloon is floating through town and we cut to the Log Cabins discussing what their logo should be- "Something that says we're gay ''and'' Republican!"- just as the pink elephant floats in. "A little on the nose, don't you think?"

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* Log Cabin Republicans have been referenced in ''TheSimpsons''.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. A pink elephant balloon is floating through town and we cut to the Log Cabins discussing what their logo should be- "Something that says we're gay ''and'' Republican!"- just as the pink elephant floats in. "A little on the nose, don't you think?"



* {{Downplayed}} on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' with [[DepravedHomosexual Mr. Garrison]]. At times he's been ArmoredClosetGay and a BoomerangBigot, though even in episodes after that he's shown as being one of the town's conservatives; he was a [=McCain=] supporter in "About Last Night" and ran for president as a Creator/DonaldTrump parody in season 19 (with CaitlynJenner as his running mate?!) Any disconnect between his sexuality and his politics goes unmentioned.

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* {{Downplayed}} {{Downplayed|Trope}} on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' with [[DepravedHomosexual Mr. Garrison]]. At times he's been ArmoredClosetGay and a BoomerangBigot, though even in episodes after that he's shown as being one of the town's conservatives; he was a [=McCain=] supporter in "About Last Night" and ran for president as a Creator/DonaldTrump parody in season 19 (with CaitlynJenner as his running mate?!) Any disconnect between his sexuality and his politics goes unmentioned.
25th Nov '16 9:05:56 PM PrincessKaibutsu
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** In addition, Oscar Nunez (his actor) has referred to Oscar as being a Log Cabin Republican, though there is no mention of this on the show.
21st Oct '16 11:13:05 PM StarSword
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* ''Series/TheGoodWife'': In a mock trial of a wedding planner refusing to work for a gay couple on religious grounds, Lockhart brings in one of conservative activist R.D.'s relatives to play the plaintiff. This relative is gay, a political conservative, and even Christian.
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': One episode deals with a murder connected to a conservative high-society family. A gay member of the family told the BodyOfTheWeek that he was her father in order to shield his nephew from scandal during a Senate run.
28th Sep '16 1:13:12 PM meanmetalmario
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# '''Polemic:''' The assumption that a gay person can not be conservative without being [[CategoryTraitor a traitor to his gayness]]. This implies that all conservatives are anti-gay, and that all gays have to believe and support the same politics, even on issues that have nothing to do with homosexuality.[[note]]In the US, it is common and even expected for anyone of a historically disadvantaged group -- i.e. anyone ''not'' a straight white male -- to associate with left-wing political parties and causes. This leads to anyone who is part of these groups but associates with right-wing politics -- or even if they ''are'' left-wing but just not left-wing ''enough'' -- to get accused of being a CategoryTraitor.[[/note]]

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# '''Polemic:''' The assumption that a gay person can not be conservative without being [[CategoryTraitor a traitor to his gayness]]. This implies that all conservatives are anti-gay, and that all gays have to believe and support the same politics, even on issues that have nothing to do with homosexuality.[[note]]In the US, it is common and even expected for anyone of a historically disadvantaged group -- i.e. anyone ''not'' a straight white male -- to associate with left-wing political parties and causes. This leads to anyone who is part of one or more of these groups but associates with right-wing politics -- or even if they ''are'' left-wing but just merely not left-wing ''enough'' -- to get accused of being a CategoryTraitor.[[/note]]
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