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Pennsylvania leads in LGBT delegates to the Libertarian nominating convention

25 May
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. One delegation chair, Bruce Majors of DC, is gay.  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


Richard Winger
Ballot access specialist

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


Richard Sincere
Writer, consultant

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