Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pennsylvania leads in LGBT delegates to the Libertarian nominating convention

Pennsylvania, leads in gay delegates to the Libertarian Party convention, perhaps because Philadelphia is the city of brotherly love!

No other state has more than 2 LGBT delegates as far as we can tell.   Which seems impossible.  California must but we can't identify them, even after mailing state parties and delegation chairs.  Most poor heterosexual libertarians have replied to me befuddled that they have never inquired about their delegates' sexual orientations.

Updated daily

Not to make heterosexuals or others feel left out, but we are assembling this list (in formation) for the gay press, the gay delegates themselves, and other interested parties.

Over one thousand Libertarians (including over 900 delegates and over 300 alternates) convene in Orlando on Memorial Day weekend to revise the platform and nominate candidates.

One gay delegate, Kerry McKennon, has also thrown his hat in the ring for the vice presidential nomination, though I don't think he is a front runner.  Among the 3 major candidates for the LP presidential nomination and the dozen plus minor ones I do not know of any LGBTqwerties.

Outright Libertarians, a caucus in the LP, will hold its biennial national meeting on 5:45 pm on May 29 at the convention.

If you see yourself here and want to have yourself removed or have your contact info added, just tell me.  We do know of a few more LGBT delegates who are not listed here who have never sought to be identified publicly as LGBT, so we have not included them.


Ruth Bennett
Funeral Association director

Mike Shipley
executive director, Outright Libertarians
Leans to Daryl Perry


Sex Worker

District of Columbia

Bruce Majors
Realtor, freelance writer
Leans to Gary Johnson


Steve Rodriguez
Music Industry social media maven
Supports Gary Johnson

Allen Emptage


Mark Gailey


Sarah Daggers
Sex Worker Outreach
Unknown allegiance


Scott Spencer
IT manager
Leans toward John McAfee


Thomas Simmons
Attorney, Coast Guard auxiliary, Libertarian Congressional candidate
Supports Gary Johnson

North Carolina

Erik Raudsep
Home Inspector
Undecided between Austin Petersen, Gary Johnson, and Kevin McCormick


Jeremy Siple
Pretzel store manager
Darryl Perry on first ballot, then Gary Johnson

Glenn Tuttle
Supports Austin Petersen

Jeff Mitchell
Retail salesperson
Supports Gary Johnson

Kerry Douglas McKennon
County coordinator, LP Texas
Running for LP Veep nomination

West Virginia

John Buckley
Attorney, former VA state legislator
Leans to Gary Johnson


Andy Craig
Libertarian Congressional candidate
Leans to Gary Johnson

Brian Woelz
Supports Gary Johnson

This week's transgender political humor

Liberals keep accusing Ann Coulter of being a man, which is silly.  Though come to think of it I've never seen her and Milo in the same room.


Now Terry McCauliffe and Hillary Clinton can share a prison cell!


Everybody poops!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

In new transgender prisons, Clinton and McCauliffe can be cellmates

Report: Va. Gov. McAuliffe Under Investigation By FBI, DOJ: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is reportedly the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and the Department of Justice

Where did Ploughshares get its money to sell the Iran deal?

Where did Ploughshares get its money to sell the Iran deal?: Anti-nuclear group that paid J Street and NPR receives its funding from an assortment of larger foundations, Hollywood connections

Monday, May 23, 2016

Presidential poll

Libertarian Party e-mail masthead with eagle-flame torch logo, slogan "Shrinking Big Government - Advancing Liberty," and address & phone number.

Attention Libertarians!

Take our new poll: Who do you want to be the 2016 Libertarian presidential nominee?

  • Joey Berry
  • Brian Briggs
  • Thomas Clements
  • Keenan Dunham
  • Marc Allan Feldman
  • Malisia Garcia
  • Gary Johnson
  • John McAfee
  • Kevin McCormick
  • Robert Milnes
  • Darryl Perry
  • Austin Petersen
  • Derrick Michael Reid
  • Jack Robinson, Jr.
  • Mike Shannon
  • Rhett Smith
  • Shawna Joy Sterling
  • Heidi Zeman
  • None of the above
  • Other

Vote now

Las Vegas Libertarian Debate on The Blaze

Libertarian calendar for May 2016

May 7-30
Libertarian Party State conventions

May 24

Ayn Rand fan Anne Hathaway is interviewed on Ellen.

May 24
Phoenix, Arizona

Ballot Access Hearing
1 pm
U.S. District Court
401 W Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Case Name: Arizona Libertarian Party et al v. Reagan
Case Number: 2:16-cv-01019-DGC

May 24
New York, NY

Liberty Happy Hour

  •  to 
  • Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel

    687 Lexington Ave, New YorkNY (map)
  • Come share a drink (pub-grub, too) with like-minded Libertarians . . . Monthly, the 4th Tuesday at 7pm, we gather at the Fitzpatrick Hotel bar, 687 Lexington Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets, to exchange ideas . . . sharpen our talking points . . . lament in unison over the wayward state of the world . . . and, finding it largely unimproved, we return for more the next month. 

May 25
New York, NY

Milton Friedman Prize

The Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty, named in honor of perhaps the greatest champion of liberty in the 20th century, is presented every other year to an individual who has made a significant contribution to advance human freedom. The prize, a cash award of $250,000, will be presented at the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty’s Biennial Dinner, a black tie event at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton will be delivering the keynote address at this year’s Milton Friedman Prize Award Dinner. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in 2015 for his “analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare,” Deaton currently serves as the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. 



Join the conversation on Twitter with #FriedmanPrize.

May 29
Orlando, Florida

Outright Libertarians National Meeting
5:30 pm
Rosen Center

The main convention business agenda is scheduled to adjourn at 5:30pm. That may or may not happen. Outright Libertarians will hold our biannual meeting 15 minutes following the close of business in the George Phillies suite.

I'm scheduling a hard stop on this meeting for 7:30 as I know there are people who will want to get to the banquet by 8pm. Should the body choose to extend time, that can be done by a motion from the floor.

Our meeting will include a presentation about where we've been and where we're going, a bylaws change proposal and officer elections. Watch this page for more information including the exact room number.

May 26
Washington, D.C.

AFF Gala
Ronald Reagan building
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

The AFF Gala is the most fun you’ll have at a networking event all year. Join conservative and libertarian young professionals for a night of networking, unlimited alcohol and hors d’oeurves, and pictures of you and friends in your best. (You must be 21 to attend.)

Get tickets here: (

Dress Code:

Black Tie Creative
Additional perks:

Red carpet photos
Low key DJ
Members only bar to keep the drinks flowing!
3 bars available to General Admission
Fun Favors


May 27-30th

Libertarian Party National Convention

May 31
Atlanta, GA

Leaving Leviathan:Finding Freedom in an Unfree World
6:30 pm

Public Event in 1819 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30309-4317 Suite 300

Falling asleep in front of the TV