“There’s a segment of the party that wants to keep the Republicans in the past,” says longtime gay conservative activist, Jimmy LaSalvia, co-founder of the now-defunct gay Republican group GOProud and the author of the new book, No Hope: Why I Left the Republican Party (and You Should Too).
In a frank and revealing interview, LaSalvia spoke with Reason TV about how the GOP’s failure to adapt to the country’s fast-moving evolution on social issues led him to question his partisan loyalty and ultimately embrace political independence.
LaSalvia also discusses his close friendship with conservative yet gay-friendly firebrands Ann Coulter and Andrew Breitbart, the surprising details of his meetings with Fox News executives, and why he couldn’t bring himself to vote for Mitt Romney even after campaigning vigorously for him.
About 8.30 minutes long.
Produced by Anthony L. Fisher. Camera by Jim Epstein with help from Dan Rogenstein. Additional footage shot by Austin Bragg.
Music: “HEY DOOBIE” by Jared C. Balogh
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