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Politics & Policy, as a ‘Gay Republican Leader’ tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


John_Traier

The GOP is still struggling with the morality issue, the evolution of same sex marriage. While Democrats have moved quickly away from the idea that gay and lesbian relations are morally wrong, Republicans are moving much slower. In fact, they’re barely more accepting of homosexuality today than they were a decade ago.

The morality issue is a key one for Republicans. While it’s possible that Republicans who think homosexuality is morally wrong could still back same sex marriage, it’s much, much more unlikely that they will ever get to that point. Morality is, after all, the prevailing reason that people give for opposing gay marriage.

For now, Republicans who want to expand the party’s appeal to the gay community and avoid being on the wrong side of a fast-moving social issue will likely simply say that it’s an issue that should be left to the states.

Are GOP members in denial of no homosexuals in their Party? Will the party continue to ignore that same sex marriages exist? 

This is not the case with John M. Traier (pictured above), who began his career as a young republican in 1976 and has been involved in the Republican Party for 38 years and counting! John has spent his political career advancing Republican ideals and working to get Republican candidates elected into office.

John has been exceptionally successful in this position and became Passaic County’s Republican Chairman in 2012. John is openly gay and engaged to his partner of 27 years.

Join me tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via “Conversations Live” as I converse with Mr. Traier about his party’s position on homosexuality, same sex marriage and his goal of expanding the party base to a diverse groups of individuals.    

The “Conversations links” in this post make it possible to access the show!

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180 thoughts on “Politics & Policy, as a ‘Gay Republican Leader’ tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah””

    1. dude don’t look gay that whatz so scary about it
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      at least he’s not on the DL like so many of his republican counterparts.

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    1. Hey Brown
      Hey Ceo fellaz ~ y’all ain’t digging tonights show topic? —>> Personally I’m tired of the damn topic/conversation but i’ll tune in cause 4me it’s all about Trace

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      1. y’all ain’t digging tonights show topic
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        it’s a hot topic cause it’s one of controversy so. I can deal.

        Wassup Fam

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      2. Hey Fam
        Surely y’all know Tracy is much deeper than this topic to focus her entire interview on this man being gay. C’mon the title is to LURE us.

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      3. Hey everybody.
        Just glad Tracy is BACK with a LIVE show this week. I thought she said “FUCK IT” and just dropped the MIC and left our asses hanging.

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      4. Hello Fam………I agree Tracy’s whole convo will not be focused on this man’s lifestyle. especially since Trace can’t stand repubs too O_o palease!!!! Y’all know better than that.

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      5. Good Day All!
        Some lifestyle issues are important to some and not others.

        If you don’t have assets being married and having your business in order don’t matter.

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      6. Guessing Tracy’s closing song for tonight is too funny 😆 these video’s are too hilarious although I think it will be none of these.

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      7. Hey Ceo Family. I’m guessing it’ll be Diana Ross “I’m Coming Out”!
        Why? because it’s soo appropiate IMO 😛 Tuning in for the show so let’s see.

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      8. WoW! Hey everyone….It’s crowded up in here.
        @Lexy, “I’m Coming Out” is a good one 🙂 Can’t wait to hear Tra LIVE!!!

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      9. AH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        NOW!!!!!!!!! I TOLD Y’ALL IT WOULD BE “I’M COMING OUT”!!!!!!!!
        BULLYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. There are more republican politicians on the downlow because they’d rather live in the closet instead of living their truth.

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  2. How in thee hell can another man have feelings for another man? Repub, democrat or fuckin independent. That shit just AIN’T natural it’s got damn freaky in fact.

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  3. “This is not the case with John M. Traier (pictured above), who began his career as a young republican in 1976 and has been involved in the Republican Party for 38 years and counting! John has spent his political career advancing Republican ideals and working to get Republican candidates elected into office.

    John has been exceptionally successful in this position and became Passaic County’s Republican Chairman in 2012. John is openly gay and engaged to his partner of 27 years.”

    But has he always been an OPENLY gay Republican leader? My bet is if so, it was never on a national level, cause he would not have NOT survived. sorry I just don’t believe he would have. Locally, maybe..

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  4. John is openly gay and engaged to his partner of 27 years.
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    That’s a long damn time to be engaged to another man. Will he marry now if same sex marriage is LEGAL in the state where he lives?

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  5. The 1 thing I loved about Pres. George W..Ya he wasn’t for same sex shit and wasn’t afraid to denounce it during his terms in office but Obama is a str8 punk on this gay tip.

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      1. Dick Cheney’s daughter is a lesbian
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        And the point of your comment being relevant to this post? O=O
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        Cheney is a republican, so is his daughter and she’s gay. republicans are aginst the lifestyle when it’s right in their own backyards, is my point O_o

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  6. I’m so sick of every other state being sued for this. I wish they would make a federal call on this and be done with it.

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  7. I GOT NOTHING. AIN’T EVEN READ TONIGHTS SHOW POST 😆 Tired of these people. Yea I said it 😆 Let me stop and go read it.

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      1. Most married people I know are miserable.
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        Aww man that sucks 😥 I know some that are miserbale, but the ones that I see happy and have witnessed outweighs them all 😛

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  8. No but for real if they want to marry. Let ‘em. It takes work. Worth it with the right person it’s worth it but 🙂
    Let them get their legal rights. ION care O_o They humans ain’t they? I mean we live in a free society… So while I do have my beliefs about it that is for me and my house. Didn’t we separate church and state?

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  9. let them marry, like for real…at the end of the day each person’s marriage is what they have together and nothing more…so what other folks do or don’t do should not affect the state of your own institution…

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  10. Straight people should abandon marriage and let the gays have it. Then the gays won’t want to be married anymore. This is not about equality, this is about a group of people who believe they are entitled to special treatment because they’re gay.

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    1. Straight people should abandon marriage and let the gays have it
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      They can have my right to marry cause right now I ain’t using it. 😆

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  11. They have a fight on their hands. New Jersey ain’t California and New York. Folks are going to fight it.

    (aka Jesus) said “For this reason shall a man leave his mother and father and shall cleave to HIS WIFE and the two shall become one flesh. So what God has joined together let NO MAN [President or Supreme Court] put asunder [destroy or redefine].”

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  12. Only hype about marriage is just to say “i’m married”.. People took the santity of marriage away 30 years ago. More kids being born outta wedlock..more people shacking up…. people getting divorced left and right…people getting married 8 times…

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  13. This dude is gay? And a republican on top of that!
    Do he really wanna marry his partner of 27 years? I mean whatz the point?

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    1. This dude is gay? And a republican on top of that!
      Do he really wanna marry his partner of 27 years? I mean whatz the point?
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      tax benefits, & medical reasons. there are certain things that a husband/wife can do that a girlfriend/boyfriend/”roomate” cant. other than religious rules there really isnt any reason to deny them the right to marry.

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      1. tax benefits, & medical reasons. there are certain things that a husband/wife can do that a girlfriend/boyfriend/”roommate” cant. other than religious rules there really isnt any reason to deny them the right to marry.
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        That ain’t true. With various legal documents they have about 99% of the same benefits.

        Suzie Orman used to sell a package for gays that consolidated all of these legal documents that made gays essentially “married” minus the marriage license itself.

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      2. tax benefits, & medical reasons. there are certain things that a husband/wife can do that a girlfriend/boyfriend/”roomate” cant. other than religious rules there really isnt any reason to deny them the right to marry.
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        😛 It’s something like 1100 federal rights you are granted through marriage.

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  14. Marriage is a religious tradition. If the gays want to marry they can do it the traditional way — by marrying someone of the opposite sex. Next they will try to tell the Muslims and the Jews what to do with their religion.

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    1. Marriage is a religious tradition. If the gays want to marry they can do it the traditional way — by marrying someone of the opposite sex. Next they will try to tell the Muslims and the Jews what to do with their religion.
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      marriage is not limited to religious ppl. atheists gets married all the time. marriage is a legal procedure, thts why you can do it at the courthouse, your backyard, or at the seaquarium.

      its about business. all the other stuff is secondary.

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    1. Next the bisexuals will file federal lawsuits to allow them to marry a man AND a woman at the same time.
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      I most definitely won’t be surprised

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  15. I just respect the fact that this dude seems authentic. Not to mention, owning his own feelings publicly and privately. This must be liberating and healing for him.

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    1. Would anyone of y’all attend a church pastored by a gay minister?
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      I personally would not attend a church that is pastored by a gay minister. 2eaches own though.

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      1. Would anyone of y’all attend a church pastored by a gay minister?
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        OH ION EVEN GO DA CHURCH SO…..I COULD REALLY GIVE 2 FUCKS.

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      2. Would anyone of y’all attend a church pastored by a gay minister?
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        I’m on the fence about the whole “gay is OK thing” (IN THE CHURCH)… do what you do, but INSIDE the church, if you’re going to preach the WORD and stand by the Word and that word says it’s wrong, let’s not CHANGE the Word to go along with society… try to change society to go along with the Word.

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    1. I swear I feel as if the traditional family is under attack in America
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      Chile please! Get real. If you are straight and you don’t like gay marriage just don’t marry a gay person and you should be alright. I don’t see how it would effect anything in your life.

      Have a good day and mind your own business in the process.

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  16. Tuning in for tonights conversation but……You can’t go against what the Bible tells us. I believe in GOD, JESUS is my SAVIOR.

    It’s wrong.

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    1. You can’t go against what the Bible tells us. I believe in GOD, JESUS is my SAVIOR.

      It’s wrong.
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      So is FUCKING w/o being married, is Jesus still your Savior then? #Justasking oh cuss I’m tuning in too!

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      1. You can’t go against what the Bible tells us. I believe in GOD, JESUS is my SAVIOR.

        It’s wrong.
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        So is FUCKING w/o being married, is Jesus still your Savior then? #Justasking oh cuss I’m tuning in too!
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        Premarital sex is not the subject here @Slick.

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      2. Premarital sex is not the subject here @Slick.
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        Oh I know but -sin-is-sin right? and when Jesus commanded us about 1, He commanded us about the other….that’s all I’m sayin…so are u screwing or what?

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      3. Premarital sex is not the subject here @Slick.
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        Oh I know but -sin-is-sin right? and when Jesus commanded us about 1, He commanded us about the other….that’s all I’m sayin
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        Ouch!

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      4. @Apple
        The bible also says that it’s a sin to wear two different cloths woven of different materials together…do you have on satin drawers with some cotton pants?

        #noshade

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  17. For those who support same sex marriage, feel free to support, Beastiality, adultry, murder, greed <—- which they already support, gluttony, blasphemy to the good Lords name and so on. When are we going to draw the line people?

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      1. Never that, Coco.. What’s up with you?
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        I think you should be John Traier’s running mate in 2015
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        Coco, how we know they IN THE SAME COUNTY??? Good look though.

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      2. Yes, but I’m the original Republican! haha
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        HaHa Hell.. LOL 😆 smart ass. How’s wifey and did she have the baby?

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  18. Awesome!!!
    He was AWESOME!!!
    The man has CLASS!!! 🙂 I really enjoyed him. Kudos Trace for keeping your OPINIONs, which are SKRONG in tact!!!

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  19. I FUCKIN LOVED THIS DUDE….GAY., SRT8 OR INDIFFERENT THIS MAN KNEW HIS SHIT AND WAS FAIR AS SHIT!!! GONE ARE THE OLD FOGGIEZ OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

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  20. I can RESPECT his position. And truthfully he’s right, both parties have to reach across the board and work with each other. He damn sure disagree with a lotta shit Obama doin. I know Trace didn’t like that shit but she held that weapon of a tongue thou.

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    1. she held that weapon of a tongue thou.
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      she probably ran to put some ice on that tongue of hers it was so heated. 😆

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      1. she held that weapon of a tongue thou.
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        Tracy is always professional and would never invite a guest to her house then insult them. 😛 show was awesome!!!

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      2. she held that weapon of a tongue thou.
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        yes she did on every side…the political and the gay cause she could-a RIPPED HIM to shreds!!!! #noshade

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  21. He was 1st and foremost a man and a human being. His sexual preference and political stance was irrelevant IMO….He was great!!!!

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  22. Good show Mz. Bell. Your republican guest was just so sweet. I wish him the best with his political aspiration. He was Awesome!!!!

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  23. Good show tonight. He left a lot of room for Tracy to dig in dat ass about OUR PRESIDENT of these United States But I see she digressed… otherwise he made some poignant points., he was decent. Def. one of these hip, new age republicans.

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    1. Thank you for keeping an open mind with these guests 🙂 Mr. Traier was interesting.
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      Why? Because he was a republican? Please O_o

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      1. Thank you for keeping an open mind with these guests 🙂 Mr. Traier was interesting.
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        Yea dude felt strongly about how Prez. Obama handling Russia. I was shocked when he said he didn’t want a war when that was Bush’s position. George WYA that is.

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  24. John was definitely comfortable talking about his lifestyle on the air and out in the open.
    Kudos Tracy for with-holding judgment.

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    1. I wouldn’t listen to tonight’s show. This topic on a gay politician didn’t interest me. O_o #dontjudgeme
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      at least you’re being honest

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      1. I wouldn’t listen to tonight’s show. This topic on a gay politician didn’t interest me. O_o #dontjudgeme
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        at least you’re being honest
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        Always Pamela still love me some Trace and “Conversations of A Sistah” Thou No doubt!

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