• Tea Party Accepting of Gay Members, Both of Them

    The gay Tea Party movement was apparently out in force at Saturday's spectacularly well-attended Tea Party Diversityfest in Philadelphia…

    Apparently, Uni-Tea wasn't only bridging the racial gap. Brendan Kissam and Matt Hissey wandered into the event carrying signs that said "proud gay conservative" and "freedom is fabulous." They said they were "the Gayborhood's envoy to the tea party."

    The pair said the tea party is welcoming to their minority group, too. "The Tea Party is accepting of everybody," said Hissey, adding that "Skin color diversity — that's not real diversity. Everyone here has a different life experience." Hissey recognized that the tea party "might be against gay marriage," but that's ok, he said, because he is too.

    I know what you're thinking: Two people?!

    Well, Philly is a pretty big gay center, so that goes a long way toward explaining the surprisingly large turnout.

    Tags: LGBT, Marriage Equality, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Tea Party


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