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March 6, 2014

LGBTI Republican group the Log Cabin Republicans won’t be attending this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) after they were denied any formal participation as a group

The Log Cabin Republicans have announced that they will stop seeking to participate in the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) while gay conservatives are banned from being sponsors, panelists or speakers.

January 23, 2014

Andy Markle: 'I am not leaving the Republican Party; the Republican Party has left me'

Until a day ago, Andy Markle was a gay Republican running for a seat in the Indiana House of Representatives.

But after Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma successfully orchestrated a political power play to get a constitutional marriage ban bill passed by a House committee, Markle has quit the party in disgust.

He tells Gay Star News he has been fighting 'an uphill battle' with the state GOP for some time and will now likely be running for the District 99 seat as an Independent. 

January 15, 2014

Co-founder of LGBTI Republican group GOProud Jimmy LaSalvia announced Monday he was no longer a Republican because of the party’s tolerance for anti-gay bigotry

GOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia has quit the US Republican Party over the party’s tolerance for homophobia and a leadership that he says is controlled by ‘big government conservatives.’

GOProud was founded in 2009 by former Log Cabin Republicans Christopher R Barron and LaSalvia because they felt that group was not conservative enough.

But on Monday LaSalvia posted on his blog, ‘So I changed my voter registration today – “No Party”’

January 5, 2014

Fed up with closeted anti-LGBT politicians and the complicity of the media, a gay journalist has accused Illinois Republican congressman Aaron Schock of being gay and voting against equal rights

When is it acceptable to out gay politicians especially when they have been voting against bills that would bolster equal rights for gays, asks freelance reporter Itay Hod, who is himself gay.

December 23, 2013

The Log Cabin Republicans have hit out against a video by the Out2Enroll campaign aimed at recruiting LGBTIs to sign up for Obamacare, claiming it stereotypes gay men

LGBTI Republican group the Log Cabin Republicans have attacked a video campaign aimed at recruiting LGBTIs to sign up for Obamacare as exploiting gay stereotypes – saying US President Barack Obama should distance himself from it.

The campaign was created for Out2Enroll, a coalition of non-government groups who want to encourage LGBTIs to sign up for Obamacare, and made by the group Full Frontal Freedom.

December 1, 2013

Danita Kilcullen, who was arrested in 2011 for kicking a police officer, sent an angry email in response to the Log Cabin Republicans gaining support

The co-founder of the Florida Tea Party claims the group is being taken over by gay 'thugs'.

 

Danita Kilcullen sent out an anti-LGBTI email after the Log Cabin Republicans group started to gain support within the Tea Party.

 

Her email also attacks party secretary Cara Pavalock, who has shown support for same-sex marriage.

 

October 9, 2013

The openly gay vice-chairman of the Republican Party in California has warned that his party will try to use transgender students’ access to the bathrooms and changing rooms of their choice to wedge state Democrats and mobilize political donors

California Republican Party vice-chairman Greg Gandrud has warned that conservatives and Tea Party Republicans are set to go after recently passed protections for transgender students as an issue to wedge state Democrats on.

State Republicans voted to back the campaign to repeal California’s AB 1266 law, ensuring transgender students are treated as their preferred gender in school activities, at their state convention in Anaheim over the weekend.

September 21, 2013

Senator John McCain goes to Pravada.ru to respond to President Putin's New York Times editorial where he said 'God created us equal'

US Senator John McCain, a leader in the Republican Party, wrote an editorial in Pravda.ru that includes one sentence that takes Russian President Vladimir Putin, and his supporters, to task for the country's ‘gay propaganda’ law.

‘gay propaganda’ law

'They write laws to codify bigotry against people whose sexual orientation they condemn,' the senator wrote.

April 27, 2013

GOProud's co-founders Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Barron announce they are stepping aside for new leaders

GOProud's two co-founders, Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Barron, plan to step down from their leadership positions in the gay Republican organization.

As reported by the site BuzzFeed, the conservative political group has earned a reputation for controversy in its four year history. This has forced US Republicans to, at the very least, consider embracing LGBT equality.

April 26, 2013

Ad states: 'Reagan’s Big Tent Isn’t What it Used to Be…'

The Log Cabin Republicans, gay members of a political party that has been decidedly anti-gay in its position on marriage equality, took out an attention-getting ad Thursday (25 April) urging the party to change its ways.

The full-page ad in Politico states: 'Reagan’s Big Tent Isn’t What it Used to Be…'

April 15, 2013

Marsha Blackburn, John Boehner, George Holding and Michele Bachmann form an anti-gay Republican delegation attending Lady Thatcher’s funeral

Four anti-gay Republican politicians form a delegation that will attend Lady Thatcher’s funeral on Wednesday (17 April).

The delegation is lead by two anti-gay Republican members of the US Congress.

John Boehner, the speaker of the House of Representatives, who is a staunch opponent of gay marriage.

As well as Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, who spearheaded an attempt to overturn marriage equality in Washington, D.C. and co-chaired the committee that drafted the 2012 national Republican platform, considered the most antigay in history.

March 29, 2013

US right wing lawyer and campaigner warned live on radio that if the Supreme Court will rule in favor of gay marriage it will mark a 'return' to 'Sodom and Gomorrah'

US right wing politican and lawyer Mat Staver warned live on radio that gay marriage will destroy America, split the Republican party, labelling some of its leaders who support marriage equality as 'cockroaches'.

Staver who is the chair of the Liberty Counsel organization spoke yesterday (28 March) to Vic Eliason of Voice of Christian Youth America on Crosstalk, where the two agreed that legalizing gay marriage ‘would be the same as pronouncing the death sentence on America’.

February 26, 2013

Log Cabin Republicans vow 'to make sure his change of heart is sincere'

Former Senator Chuck Hagel was approved today by the US Senate to be the new Secretary of Defense.

The narrow vote of 58 to 41 followed a bruising confirmation process that included the first-ever fillibuster to try and block a vote on the person nominated to lead the Pentagon.

February 21, 2013

The five reasons why the GOP will benefit if the US Supreme Court to rule for marriage equality – even if they are fighting against it

One thing I have learned as a parent to two 10 year old boys – sometimes while a child sometimes says he wants one thing, he secretly may be hoping he doesn't get it. Their voices quiver as they ask for it, while their eyes say ‘get me out of this mess, Daddy!’

That is kind of what is happening these days with the Republicans and the Supreme Court and their former favorite wedge issue, the denial of marriage equality to LGBTQ people.

December 28, 2012

 Gregory T. Angelo is currently head of the group's New York chapter

The Log Cabin Republicans on Friday (28 December) announced that Gregory T. Angelo has been appointed as its interim executive director.

Angelo, currently head of the organization's New York chapter, takes over for R. Clarke Cooper who is stepping down at the end of the year.

'There has never been a more exciting and historic time to be a gay Republican,' Angelo said in a statement.

December 28, 2012

Gay group had suffered backlash for endorsing Mitt Romney for president

In the weeks leading up to the Us presiential election last month, the Log Cabin Republicans endorsed Republican Mitt Romney despite the candidate's staunch views against gay marriage.

November 7, 2012

Josh Mandel defeated in Ohio by Democrat Sharrod Smith

Josh Mandel's anti-gay views so upset some of his relatives that they took out a newspaper ad denouncing him in the days leading up to the vote Tuesday (6 November) for US senator from Ohio.

In the end, voters weren't so impressed with the 35-year-old Republican candidate either as he went down in defeat to incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown.

November 7, 2012

President Barack Obama defeats Republican Mitt Romney

President Barack Obama, the most supportive gay rights politician to reside in the White House, has won a second term.

November 6, 2012

Cousins of Josh Mandel 'distressed' by his positions on marriage and DADT

Things might be a little awkward at the next family reunion for Republican US Senate candidate Josh Mandel and some of his relatives.

Mandel, running for a seat from Ohio, is slammed in a full-page ad placed in the Cleveland Jewish News by a group of cousins (by marriage) who take issue with his stances against gay marriage and the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell which prevented gays and lesbians from serving openly in the US military.

November 6, 2012

Gay Star News takes a look at Obama vs Romney, the marriage equality battles in four states, and the gay and anti-gay candidates

The 2012 election in the United States will make gay history.

Today (6 November), millions will vote on marriage equality in four states, eight LGBT candidates are vying for a seat in the House of Representatives, one lesbian aiming for the Senate, as well as hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people competing in state and local races.

But it is the main event between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney which is perhaps the biggest, and most closely fought, race of all.

October 27, 2012

David Boies, lawyer fighting California's anti-gay marriage ban, donates to Rep. Nan Hayworth reelection effort

Rep. Nan Hayworth, a Republican known for her gay rights voting record, is getting support from both sides of the aisle. As reported by BuzzFeed, lawyer David Boies and his wife donated $5,000 to Hayworth's reelection campaign.

Boies, a Democrat,  is well known for working with Ted Olson to overturn California's ban on marriage.

October 23, 2012

'We agree with Governor Romney's vision for America'

Saying they agree with his 'vision for America,' the Log Cabin Republicans on Tuesday (23 October) endorsed Mitt Romney for president even though that vision doesn't include gay marriage.

'The decision to endorse is the right one for our members, our community, and for the nation as a whole,' executive director R. Clarke Cooper said in a statement. Despite our disagreement with Governor Romney on the issue of marriage, on balance it is clear that in today's economic climate, concern for the future of our country must be the highest priority.'

October 6, 2012

The oldest US Republican Party LGBT caucus group is still yet to endorse Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate despite endorsing candidates in the House of Representatives and Senate

The Republican Party’s oldest LGBT caucus group is still yet to endorse the party’s presidential candidate Mitt Romney with just a month until Americans go to the polls.

The organization has only twice withheld its endorsement of a Republican candidate in a presidential election.

In 1992 the group denied its endorsement to presidential candidate George Bush, and in 2004 denied endorsement to his son, George W. Bush, although the group endorsed him in his first presidential run in 2000.

September 12, 2012

Gay conservatives and gay Democratic congressman continue war of words

Barney Frank, the first openly gay US congressman in history, has not backed off his harsh words for gays who belong to the Log Cabin Republicans.

Last week, Frank drew a strong response from the group's leadership after he labeled them 'Uncle Toms.'