GOProud, a Republican gay-rights group, is still not officially invited to attend CPAC, next week’s conservative conference in the D.C. area — but it will be on site.

Jimmy LaSalvia, GOProud’s co-founder and executive director, will be participating in a panel happening at the same time as CPAC, in the same building as CPAC, sponsored by one of the same hosts of CPAC.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is sponsoring the panel entitled “A Rainbow on the Right: Growing the Coalition, Bringing Tolerance Out of the Closet.” As of this morning, panelists included Fred Smith of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Liz Mair and Jonah Goldberg. …

LaSalvia is excited to participate, and says his understanding is that CPAC is unhappy with the additions.