“Homocon 2010 was a complete and total success. GOProud set out to throw a great party, not hold a policy event, and that’s exactly what we did. Gay conservatives gathered from across the country to spend a night celebrating the enormous success this organization has had in such a short time.
“We celebrated by asking Ann Coulter to speak, and Ann Coulter was exactly who we thought she was when we invited her. Ann is someone who we disagree with on issues like marriage, but is also one of the funniest, most provocative, and – yes – controversial conservatives out there. Ann’s participation in Homocon helped this organization raise a substantial amount of money, money that will help us continue to push our agenda of common-sense conservative solutions to the challenges facing gay and lesbian families.
“No one should be surprised that Ann was controversial and no one should be surprised at the histrionics from the left about her appearance. The truth is that if the left showed half as much outrage over Iran’s brutal treatment of gay people as they did about our party in New York, we might take their criticism seriously. Unfortunately, while Louis Farrakhan and members of the New Black Panther party broke bread with one of the most brutal anti-gay dictators in the world, the gay left was more focused on attacking a cocktail party.” – GOProud head Christopher Barron, in a bizarre attempt to divert criticism of Homocon 2010, an event which has left the enemies of the LGBT movement doing ecstatic cartwheels.