Christopher Barron is one of the founders of GOProud, a defunct socially liberal political organization that claimed to represent homosexual conservatives yet was nothing more than a group of gay liberal Republicans
Barron previously served as the national political director for the Log Cabin Republicans, where was instrumental in the organization's September 2004 decision to not endorse President George W. Bush's re-election. He later worked for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States. In a 2004 interview, Barron revealed that in 2003 he submitted a written testimonial praising Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards on a web site and that he supported Edwards' 1998 U.S. Senate campaign. He also headed up volunteer efforts for the John Edwards for President campaign for the Washington, D.C. area.
A self-proclaimed libertarian, Barron has described the conservative movement as "tone deaf" for not believing that basketball player Jason Collins is a hero for being a homosexual. He endorsed Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson for the 2012 U.S. presidential election. Being a social liberal, in 2011 and 2012 Barron was vocal in his opposition to conservative presidential candidate Rick Santorum. Other conservatives he has attacked include Jim DeMint, Jim Jordan and conservative lawyer Cleta Mitchell. Barron is also staunchly opposed to the Tea Party Movement. In the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial election, he supported anti-gun rights and pro-abortion extremist Terry McAuliffe, who is a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee.