Yes, Gabriel Gomez, the U.S. Senate candidate who lost to Ed Markey in the recent special election, should be applauded and supported for his decision to join the board of directors of GOProud, a national conservative group of gay and lesbian conservatives. Gomez, in my opinion, represents the new and emerging Massachusetts Republican who doesn't want anyone discriminated against at the inclusive table, who understands fiscal stewardship and is socially moderate! I'm proud of Gabriel Gomez.

I hope this is a turning point for others, as well.