Political analyst Ann Coulter called former Vice President Al Gore a "total fag" on MSNBC in July 2006, and suggested that President Bill Clinton might be a "latent homosexual." Her choice of language caused a major uproar in the gay community, and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation questioned the network's decision to air her vituperation.
LaSalvia added that GOProud asked Coulter to speak because she’s “hilarious and provocative.”
“If you look at her work, she’s a tremendously insightful and funny political analyst,” LaSalvia said.
While the political pundit has used gay epithets to slur Democratic leaders, LaSalvia said these instances don’t reflect her attitude towards the gay community.
“I don’t agree with everything she has said in her lifetime, but I think that by virtue of her doing this event it speaks to what she thinks about gay people,” he said. “We’re not the type of group that is uber PC.”
General admissions tickets for the cocktail party go on sale on August 20th. LaSalvia said the event will take place in Manhattan, but an exact location will be announced soon. He added that the size of the crowd will depend on the location, but that the event will probably attract about 75 to 100 attendees from across the country.
Coulter has written several New York Times bestsellers including, “Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America”; “If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans”; “Godless: The Church of Liberalism”; and “How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must).”