Republican talking head Ann Coulter
will headline Homocon 2010, the first annual convention of gay
The convention is sponsored by gay GOP
group GOProud and takes place Saturday, September 25 in New York
“We wanted to have a fun party, and
we couldn't think of anyone more fun than Ann,” Jimmy LaSalvia,
president of GOProud, told NBC New York.
LaSalvia added that they asked Coulter
to headline the $250 ticket event because she's “hilarious and
Coulter has previously been chided by
the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for using gay
epithets to slur prominent Democrats, including 2008 presidential
candidate John Edwards.
“I was going to have a few comments
on the other Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards, but it
turns out that you have to go into rehab if you use the word
'faggot,'” she said while taking questions at the Conservative
Political Action Conference.
LaSalvia said that his group doesn't
agree with everything Coulter has said, but added, “I think that by
virtue of her doing this event it speaks to what she thinks about gay
Coulter is a syndicated columnist and
author of numerous anti-liberal books, including How to Talk to a
Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter.