Several ultra-right-wing groups are boycotting CPAC in 2011 because of the inclusion of the gay conservative group GOProud. CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) is held annually inWashington, D.C., and is a mecca for conservative activists to convene and commingle.
Conservatives are not a bunch of old white guys. Contrary to popular belief, the Republican Party is very diverse, and encompasses many groups not typically associated with the GOP. Take me for example: As a blonde twenty-something Californian, I should be a Democrat.
GOProud is another break in the conservative stereotype. Its websitestates that the group members are “conservatives who believe in limited government, individual liberty, free markets, a strong national defense and a confident foreign policy.” That’s standard Republican stuff, but what makes GOProud so interesting is that they represent gay conservatives and their allies.
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