Last Saturday evening at Midtown's Roosevelt Hotel, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani gave the keynote address at the annual leadership conference of the Log Cabin Republicans, a national gay and lesbian conservative group. But an evening that began with the most supportive gesture that any Republican politician has ever made toward gays and lesbians ended in violence, when a small group of protesters calling themselves Fed Up Queers (FUQ) stormed the hotel lobby and were forcibly removed from the premises by hotel security. When this weekend's boisterous bipartisanship inside the Roosevelt Hotel had runneth over— and the blood, sweat, and tears outside the hotel had been mopped up— two things were clear: the gay vote is not a foregone conclusion for the Democrats in 2000, and more important it is by no means predictably or sheepishly monolithic. Gays may now be more divided politically than they... More >>>