This Saturday, Ann Coulter made her much anticipated appearance at HomoCon — a gathering of the gay conservative group, GOProud, in New York. Coulter spoke to about 150 attendees of the party, which was held at the apartment of PayPal founder, Peter Thiel.
Politico’s Ben Smith reports that Coulter’s speech was filled with its usual, controversial moments. She is quoted as saying to the audience that marriage “is not a civil right – you’re not black.” Smith in his piece (found here: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0910/42711.html#ixzz10jT0A7zC) notes that: “Coulter’s talk drew a mixed response, but her presence marked the increasingly mainstream Republican embrace of gay rights. Coulter had a falling out with a conservative website that has published her, WorldNetDaily, over her attendance. “She’s doing something important –she’s showing her base that it’s OK,” said one attendee, Michael Lucas. (Lucas also confided to a reporter, ‘I wonder what Ann will think about the fact that I am the biggest producer of gay porn on the East Coast and probably in the whole U.S.’)”