I’m thrilled to announce that the blog formerly known as “GayPatriot”… is back!
If you aren’t familiar with this site, let me give you a brief history of how GayPatriot began.
In the summer and fall of 2004, two prominent left-wing gay activists were “outing” gay staffers who worked for Republican Members of Congress. These individuals were not public figures, they were public servants. Many were young and this outing crusade terrified these staffers; they had not told their families or their employers about their sexual orientation.
It was no one’s business except theirs when they wanted to “come out” but the left-wing gay activists decided to terrorize these young people.
So I started the GayPatriot blog to shine the light on this effort and provide a counter-argument to the outing crusade.
The blog began on Blogspot (you follow old people remember Blogspot, right?)… and so some of the original postings are lost.
The GayPatriot blog’s original mission morphed into a platform for gay conservative issues and served as a counterbalance to Andrew Sullivan (who went off the deep end) in the mid-2000s. Thanks to Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit and the folks at PajamasMedia (now PJ Media), GayPatriot became a go-to mainstream conservative opinion blog.
My original co-blogger Dan (aka GayPatriotWest) joined me early on and provided a fantastic different perspective on news and culture that added more depth to the site than I could have hoped. Over the years, we have had a variety of other contributors and many thanks to “VtheK” who held down the fort for many years as I drifted away from blogging.
But now we are back. Why? Because today’s “cancel culture” reminds me a lot of my original mission to counter the “outing” witchhunt from the Gay Left. It also seems appropriate to relaunch as the Biden/Harris Administration gets going so this site can revel in the media’s hypocrisy — another theme of the original GayPatriot site.
I’ve invited new contributors to blog with me and they will introduce themselves over the next couple of days.
Please feel free to comment and be an active member of our community. We accept all inputs and I will have a very light touch on moderating comments — unless you are an asshole.
And as always remember: Don’t vote with your body parts…. it’s gross.
CAROLYN TACKETT says
Glad to have you back. Followed you back in the day and look forward to getting back into the routine.
Mark Noonan says
â€˜Bout f***ing time, lazy a**. Iâ€™ve kept blogging all along.
Seriously, Bruce: great to see you back!
Bear Shruggec says
Welcome Back! Do you need guest articles?
Cheese Girl says
I’m crushed you didn’t add a picture of me on your website.
So excited for this .
The Big Ern says
I agree this is the way to go. Welcome back to the land of the living, Bruce. Youâ€™re bookmarked right next to Glenn.
Big Ern says
*bookmarked and favorited*
Welcome back, Bruce. Itâ€™s a good time for a blogosphere renaissance.
Brad Essex says
Welcome back bruce we missed you.
Good to see you back. I’ve fond memories of discussions here, back in the day (and some annoying sots, but, hey)
Artist formerly known as ClarenceWorley says
Bruce… get a foreign phone number for Twitter… You won’t get banned nearly as much.
I use my fiance’s Colombia phone number… Zero suspensions or bans since I started using it and I guarantee you I’m just as bad
Windy Taylor says
So glad youâ€™re back! The internet was getting boring without you.
You have/had a blog?
*Add to Favorites
Dereama Sherrill says
Wonderful! So looking forward to reading it!
Lynne Carroll says
Good to see you are doing this again