(WASHINGTON TIMES) YBOR CITY, Fla. — Inside the Honey Pot club on Ybor City’s main drag Tuesday, workers prepared to open its doors to one of the Republican National Convention’s hottest parties — and its most fabulous — as gay conservatives celebrate what they see as an evolving era of openness.
Christopher Barron, the co-founder of party sponsor GOProud, said Homocon 2012 merges what he sees are the mutual interests of gay Republicans and the movement conservatives, shining a spotlight on the future where younger attitudes will undoubtedly prevail.
“We’ve seen a lot of progress on the inclusiveness,” Mr. Barron said. “There is no question that there is a huge generational component to this. Young people today, whether liberal or conservative, know people who are gay and lesbian. They grew up with that. And that experience changes how they view issues and how they view the world.”
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