If you're following at home, here's what we've been able to gather so far.
You can be supportive of people who are supportive of gay rights, just for god's sake don't tell anyone that you are.
And you can give money to pride parades, just please don't be all flashy about it or you'll rile-up the heteros:
Ablonczy, the MP for Calgary-Nose Hill who famously introduced Harper to his wife, Laureen, was reportedly so impressed by Pride's "polished and professional" application that she insisted on coming to Toronto to present the cheque in person. A Conservative source said it was the media coverage that prompted the backlash against Ablonczy.In other words, keep your support for the gays on the down-low, would seem to be the message.
"The TV shots of her with transvestites inflamed some people," the source said.
Another Tory insider agreed the sight of drag queens with the minister caused Ablonczy "big-time" trouble because she had not cleared her attendance at the event with Harper's office.
Stay classy, Conservative Party.
And an interesting lesson there for Conservative ministers: Call the PMO before you're seen in public with any drag queens. My god, if they had that rule under Jean Chretien and Paul Martin, then Hedy Fry would have needed her own 1-800 number.
BTW, here's the pic that seems to have riled-up the neanderthals of the Conservative kingdom:
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