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A little over a month after GOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia announced he was quitting the Republican party, Chris Barron who founded the arch-conservative gay political organization with him in 2009 announced he was stepping down from the board.
After refusing to step down from his position as a member of the RNC, the Log Cabin Republicans have challenged Michigan Republican Committee member Dave Agema to Debate.
Citing dissatisfaction with big-government conservatives and bigots within the Republican Party, Jimmy LaSalvia, co-founder of arch-conservative Republican gay organization GOProud, announced that he has changed his voter registration to independent.
Today Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) issued a press release denouncing an online video PSA by Out 2 Enroll which aimed to promote awareness among LGBT people about the Affordable Care Act.
The Log Cabin Republicans announced that its board of directors has endorsed Carl DeMaio for Congress. DeMaio, a gay Republican, is running to be the next Congressman in California’s 52nd Congressional District.
Virginia Republicans have nominated E.W. Jackson for lieutenant governor. The minister, however, has made headlines for his outrageous anti-gay comments and for comparing Planned Parenthood to the K.K.K.
Log Cabin Republicans recently announced a relaunch of their organization, but it remains to be seen how much influence the predominately gay GOP group will have within the national Republican Party.
Recognizing its dwindling base and lack of minorities, the Grand Old Party has quickly repositioned itself as more welcoming, setting off a sea change in their involvement in LGBT issues.
In an interesting move, officials from CPAC have excluded two conservative gay organizations from attending the annual GOP event.
Will the party of Lincoln come to its sense, or will it sink into crotchety senescence? Post-election, the question remains.