In an apparent attempt to blunt LGBT opposition to his nomination as Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel is making a lot of noises endeavoring to show that he has had an epiphany on LGBT issues, including the repeal of DADT which he once opposed and even going so far as stating that he will support extending spousal and dependent benefits to LGBT military members' families. Admittedly, this position on benefits is a matter of simple fairness it will enrage the Bible thumping Neanderthals, many...Read Full Story
Gay conservative groups Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud won't be participating in this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, the HuffPost reports:
"We were kicked out last year and nothing has changed and we wont be at CPAC," GOProud's Jimmy LaSalvia said in an interview. "The last communication I've had from them is that we were kicked out. Nothing has changed.""At the present time, we have no plans to participate in CPAC this year," Log Cabin Republicans spokesman West...Read Full Story
Some are wondering why the Log Cabin Republicans suddenly decided yesterday to run a full-page ad taking on potential Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel.
After all, it was only two weeks ago that LCR's outgoing executive director, R. Clarke Cooper, told Andy Humm at Gay City News that despite the criticism of Hagel's 1998 comments about Ambassador James Hormel being "aggressively gay," his foreign policy and combat experience made him a good candidate for Leon Panetta's position.
"It is...Read Full Story
The Log Cabin Republicans took out a full-page ad in The Hill today urging the GOP to support same-sex marriage and oppose DOMA.
Reads the text of the ad:
Log Cabin Republicans applauds those Republican Members of Congress who have signed on to the Respect for Marriage Act and urges other Republicans to follow their lead. To be the party of limited government, individual liberty, and fiscal responsibility, the Republican Party must stop standing in the way of caring adults building a family...Read Full Story
In an interview with radio host Michelangelo Signorile, outgoing Congressman Barney Frank, who will speak at the Democratic National Convention tonight, discussed the DNC, Mitt Romney, and denounced gay Republicans who accept that party's support with no rights.
“Frankly I’ve been appalled to see the Log Cabin club, in the face of this worse and worse record on public policy by Republicans on our issues. Mr. Cooper said, ‘Well at least they’re not saying bad things about us...Read Full Story
Leader: Yes, of all GOP candidates, John McCain is the most sympathetic to gay and lesbian rights
A community portal about Log Cabin Republicans with blogs, videos, and photos. According to Wikipedia.org: The Log Cabin Republicans is a federated political organization in the United States with state chapters and a national office in Washington, DC. The group consists of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered persons, and heterosexual...more
A community portal about Log Cabin Republicans with blogs, videos, and photos. According to Wikipedia.org: The Log Cabin Republicans is a federated political organization in the United States with state chapters and a national office in Washington, DC. The group consists of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered persons, and heterosexual allies who support their rights, and who are also supporters of the Republican Party. While the organization has long been formally committed to supporting gay and lesbian civil rights, transgender rights have not historically been a primary focus .