Tag Archives: Roy Ashburn

HomoQuotable – Roy Ashburn

“I should begin with an apology. I am sincerely sorry for the votes I cast and the actions I took that harmed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Just as important to me, I am sorry for not stepping forward and speaking up as an elected official on behalf of equal treatment for all people. For nearly 26 years, the ...

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HomoQuotable – CA Sen. Roy Ashburn

“The best I can do is to say that I was hiding. I was so in terror I could not allow any attention to come my way. So any measure that had to do with the subject of sexual orientation was an automatic “no” vote. I was paralyzed by this fear, and so I voted without even looking at the ...

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PhoboQuotable – Randy Thomasson

“We said Ashburn was untrustworthy, and now he’s proving it. Although he pledged he’d vote according to the values of his district, he’s thrown his constituents under the bus, replacing his loyalty to them with his overriding loyalty to the homosexual agenda and his new identity. Sadly, Roy Ashburn has elevated his personal feelings and personal agenda above doing what’s ...

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CA Sen. Roy Ashburn Has Gay Pride

For the first time in his life…. Sen. Roy Ashburn, R-Bakersfield, joined enough Democrats in the state Senate today to approve a resolution declaring June 2010 Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Pride Month. The Bakersfield Republican acknowledged publicly in March that he is homosexual. He had been arrested on a DUI after leaving a Sacramento gay bar and decided subsequently ...

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HomoQuotable – CA Sen. Roy Ashburn

“My practice in my entire political career when it came to gay issues was to prevent any kind of spotlight from being shined my way, because I was in hiding. So casting any kind of vote might, could in some way, lead to my secret being revealed. That was terrifying to me. It was paralyzing. So I cast some votes ...

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Newly Out CA Sen. Roy Ashburn May Be Leaving The Dark Side

CA state Sen. Roy Ashburn (R), who was outed earlier this year after being arrested for DUI leaving a Sacramento gay bar, may slowly be seeing the light. Yesterday he voted for one of the two LGBT rights bills put before him and talked about being gay while doing so. Two months after announcing he was gay, state Sen. Roy ...

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Michelangelo Signorile: Out Them ALL

Activist and SiriusXM host Michelangelo Signorile says that it’s time that the gay community stops cloaking anti-gay politicians that are known to us to be gay themselves. Writing for the Advocate, Signorile uses the recent example of California state Sen. Roy Ashburn, who was outed by West Sacramento’s openly gay mayor on Facebook, although few took notice. West Sacramento’s Mayor ...

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CA Sen. Roy Ashburn Earns “Pink Brick” Award From San Francisco Pride

San Francisco Pride has named Sen. Roy Ashburn as the 2010 “dishonoree” recipient of their Pink Brick Award, which is given annually to any person “whose actions are deemed to have caused significant harm to the LGBT community.” “This is the very first time in Pink Brick Award history that an out gay person is the recipient,” said Amy André, ...

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Roy Ashburn Sentenced For DUI

Formerly closeted California state Sen. Roy Ashburn has been sentenced to two days in jail and three years of probation for last month’s DUI arrest as he left a Sacramento gay bar with a young Latino man in the front seat. Ashburn entered his no contest plea to the misdemeanor charges Wednesday in Sacramento County Superior Court. He will also ...

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Bryan Safi: Tips To Closeted Politicians

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Save California Nutters: Roy Ashburn Should Resign Because He’s Gay (Even Though There’s No Such Thing)

And predictably, the wingnuts begin to eat their own. Randy Thomasson, execudouche director of Save California: Now he’s completely “out.” Monday morning on the radio, Republican State Senator Roy Ashburn of Bakersfield said “I’m gay.” But Roy Ashburn is mistaken. No one is “gay” because the so-called “gay gene” does not exist. What’s more, there are thousands of Americans who ...

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Sen. Roy Ashburn Comes Out But Plans To Continue Voting Anti-Gay

Gay Politics reports that CA state Rep. Roy Ashburn came out on a Sacramento radio station today. But he says he’s going to continue his anti-gay voting ways, because that’s what his constituents want. “I am gay. Those are the words that have been so difficult for me for so long. It is something that is personal, and I don’t ...

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Roy Ashburn’s 2005 Press Release

Talking Points Memo dug into Sen. Roy Ashburn’s official California government site and dug up this 2005 press releasetouting an anti-gay marriage rally he co-hosted with the Traditional Values Coalition’s Right Detestable Rev. Lou Sheldon.

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Craig Ferguson On Sen. Roy Ashburn

Last night Craig Ferguson devoted his entire opening monologue to the Ashburn scandal to hilarious results. Too many great jokes, I’ll just tip you to one. (Paraphrasing) “Police knew Ashburn had been in a gay bar because he tested positive for appletinis.” The final joke is the best, though.

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West Sacramento Mayor: I Outed Ashburn On Facebook Six Months Ago

West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon tells local news that he outed state Sen. Roy Ashburn on his Facebook page six months ago. That’s great. Too bad nobody ever found out about it. Like Equality California. Or the Courage Campaign. Or any LGBT media outlet. RELATED: Over at Boy Culture, Matt Rettenmund has some screencaps of the Facebook page of Ashburn’s ...

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COLLUSION: People Knew Roy Ashburn Was Gay And They Said Nothing

At least two California newspapers and the openly gay mayor of West Sacramento knew anti-gay state Sen. Roy Ashburn was gay and yet they said nothing. On Wednesday, Ashburn was arrested for DUI while leaving a Sacramento gay bar in the company of as yet unidentified man. Last summer an editor at Ashburn’s hometown paper, the Bakersfield Californian, heard that ...

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Anti-Gay GOP CA State Sen. Roy Ashburn Busted For DUI While Leaving Sacramento Gay Bar With Another Man

Anti-gay GOP California state Sen. Roy Ashburn was arrested for DUI yesterday after leaving Faces, a popular Sacramento gay bar, with an unidentified male passenger. Ashburn has been a loud opponent of LGBT rights and has organized and hosted anti-gay marriage rallies for the Traditional Values Coalition. He also has a 100% rating from the anti-gay Capitol Resource Family Impact ...

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