Nick Herbert, a gay conservative member of the British Parliament, addresses the Cato Institute today. In the write-up about his appearance, the Advocate quotes him in a Guardian piece:
"Gay people are not the property of the left, or of any party,” Herbert's speech reads. “They are not an interest group or a political commodity to be traded. They are not vessels for votes. Gay people are motivated by the same issues as any other voter. They will vote for the political party which best sits with their views — so long as that party does not make itself taboo."
If one party takes the American GLBT community for granted and the other fails to see opportunity, we can't move public policy. We will win when they compete for us. I'm not holding my breath.