Log Cabin Republicans Take Issue with LGBT Obamacare Ad Campaign, Again

Out2Enroll's Healthy Selfie Ad (Source:Facebook.)

In their ongoing fervor against everything connected to the Affordable Care Act, the Log Cabin Republicans once again denounced a social media campaign involving "selfies" for Out2Enroll, which aims to get members of the LGBT to enroll in Obamacare.

"Just when you thought they couldn't get any lower, Out2Enroll once again plays to the lowest common denominator by invoking gay stereotypes in an attempt to con members of the LGBT community to enroll in a government health insurance plan on life support," Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo stated. "Out2Enroll and its supporters would do well to abandon their campaign of narcissism, voyeurism, and terrible grammar in favor of real healthcare solutions being offered by Republicans in congress today."

Taking umbrage with Out2Enroll ad campaigns has become a annual event for Log Cabin Republicans. In 2014, the conservative gay group was equally miffed with a holiday-themed ad that featured four go-go boy types in spandex shorts and skimpy holiday accessories dancing and frolicking to the song "Let it Snow."

"This ad is also an example of the left promoting harmful stereotypes that gay men are nothing more than sex-crazed lechers," Angelo wrote last year. "If anyone on the right made such a comparison, liberals would be apoplectic. At a time when left-wing propagandists are decrying 'Duck Dynasty''s Phil Robertson for equating homosexuality with promiscuity and deviance, Out2Enroll and others should take a look in the mirror and ask if the truth is that they are the ones responsible for promoting such harmful stereotypes."

In October 2014, the GA Voice reported that Kellan Baker, associate director for the LGBT Research and Communications Project at the Center for American Progress, said Out2Enroll is not about "putting a rainbow flag" on the Affordable Care Act.

"We commissioned research of the experiences of LGBT people living under 400 percent of poverty level. The results were striking," Baker said. "There is an additional layer of skepticism, LGBT people and especially transgender people said they faced discrimination, and people reported having trouble with getting their partner and kids covered through their job."


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