A bit about me…I spent too many years of my lesbian life imbibing, and at times, chug-a-lugging, the Left-wing lesbian Kool-aid. But a heavy dose of common sense, a steady diet of foundational values, and a rigorous workout of cellular synapses has cured the liberal light-headedness.
It has been quite a fascinating journey that has brought me back home to embrace once again the core beliefs and values that truly enrich my life. But initially, as my doubts and concerns about progressive politics began to surface, I kept my opinions and feelings to myself in order to survive socially within the lesbian community. But no more—the hiding is over. I have lived my adult life as an OUT lesbian, and finally, I am living my life as an OUT conservative.
I would describe myself as a constitutional conservative who believes in fiscal responsibility, small government, and the capitalist system of free enterprise. I support a strong military and believe all Americans owe deference and gratitude to our servicemen and women. On the abortion issue, I am Pro-Life, as are many lesbians.
Now let me address that ubiquitous question that is always asked of lesbians and gays who openly admit to a conservative bent. The question goes something like this: How can you, as a lesbian woman or gay man, support conservative candidates and/or the Republican party when they don’t support gay marriage or the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?
Well, here’s my response to that perplexing query: There are many lesbians and gays in America who have no intention of helping to flush our country down the socialist toilet for the sake of gay marriage or the repeal of DADT. And I’m proud to declare that I am one of them. Do I care about the civil rights issues that directly touch my life? Of course I do, but always within the context of the myriad political/social challenges facing our country today.
I have no intention of supporting a gay tribalism that deconstructs lesbian women and gay men into two-dimensional citizen caricatures disconnected from the overall social, political, and economic complexities that shape our daily lives. And I disavow the lesbian/gay ghetto and its ‘progressive’ leadership that demands lockstep adherence to Left-wing ideology and dares to presume that it speaks for all lesbians and gays in our community.
I hope that The Lesbian Conservative can, in its small way, serve as a refuge for conservative and politically independent lesbians and all others who seek relief from the mind-dumbing scourge of Left-wing Fundamentalism.
My goals for this blog are as follows:
To provide an alternative source of opinion and views within the lesbian and gay communities and to serve as a sounding board for conservative lesbians and gays.
To expose the world at large to a more comprehensive view of lesbians and gays and to provide a sorely needed glimpse into the lives and values of lesbian and gay patriots.
To provide a place where ALL conservatives and independents can share their thoughts, concerns, and insights on the issues that touch all of our lives.
TLC welcomes comments from fellow conservative and independent travelers, whether straight, lesbian, gay, or bisexual. If you are a sister refugee from the hardcore lefty lesbian community, then I would especially like to hear from you. All are encouraged to comment and share their ideas, experiences, and stories. We don’t have to always agree with each other on every issue–we each have our unique slant on the pressing problems of the day. But we do need to keep the lines of communication open. Now more than ever, we need each other.
Welcome. Feel free to say hello here on the About page or visit the TLC Public Forum where you get to toot your own horn on any topic at any time.