Users of Grindr, the leading gay hookup app, have voted Hillary Clinton their “Straight Ally of the Year.” The former secretary of state joins a slate of other exceptional figures highlighted in Grindr’s ‘Best of Awards’ for 2014, including Neil Patrick Harris (voted “Gay Icon of the Year” for the second year in a row) and Vladimir Putin (voted “Enemy of the LGBT Community”) Lol. Seems the Russian President is homophobic, hence not loved by the LGBT Community.
Clinton did not publicly support same-sex marriage until last year, after she stepped down as secretary of state. During a testy interview with National Public Radio this summer, she said she couldn’t wade into politics while serving in what is supposed to be an apolitical position and, before that, to her upbringing to explain her lack of support for same-sex marriage.
“I did not grow up even imagining gay marriage and I don’t think you probably did either,” Clinton told NPR’s Terry Gross.
“This was an incredibly new and important idea that people on the front lines of the gay rights movement began to talk about and slowly but surely convinced others of the rightness of that position. And when I was ready to say what I said, I said it,” Clinton said, pushing back on the suggestion that she supported same-sex marriage but was waiting for it to be politically advantageous position to take.
Grindr users “Biggest prediction for 2015” is that Hillary Clinton will announce her presidential campaign.