The Log Cabin Republicans, a political organization that advocates LGBT inclusion in the Republican Party, announced late last week that interim Executive Director Gregory Angelo will continue in the role permanently.
“I started going to Log Cabin meetings in 2008,” Angelo tells GA Voice. “At the time, the local chapter was in the midst of rebirth of sorts and I saw an organization that was doing great work that I believed in, but I thought could benefit from having someone with media expertise that was able to amplify the work the organization was doing on the state level.”
Angelo eventually became the chairman of the New York chapter of the organization and helped work toward New York's marriage law, the only marriage equality bill that had ever passed under a Republican-controlled state legislature.
Schools around the country will participate in “Mix It Up At Lunch Day” on Oct. 30. Students are encouraged to talk to other students they would not normally connect with during the day to make new friends outside of their comfort zone.
Originally organized by the Southern Poverty Law Center to combat bullying in school, the day is now the target of a planned protest by the American Family Association, which calls the day a “program designed specifically by SPCL to establish the acceptance of homosexuality into public schools, including elementary and junior high schools.”
The AMA is urging parents to keep their children home on “Mix It Up” day and is also calling on parents to contact their child's school if it is listed as one of the official participants.
GOProud, a national organization that advocates conservatism and gay inclusion in the Republican Party, announced today its endorsement of former Gov. Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
“President Obama and his friends on the left want this election to be about divisive social issues, because the President’s record on jobs and the economy is indefensible,” Jimmy LaSalvia, GOProud executive director, said in a statement released today.
LaSalvia echoed the sentiment of many gay conservative voters.
Tammy Bruce, a Fox News contributor and politically conservative lesbian, made headlines today after she said she would never be allowed to guest host on the network because of her sexual orientation.
Bruce, a self-identified "Tea Party Patriot" was responding to a fan on Twitter:
Thanks :) @andreakaye5, I'd love to fill in for O'Reilly, but I've been told it will never happen because I'm gay. Go figure...
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) May 23, 2012
Joseph Farah, the mustache-wielding, right-wing blogger, issued a warning to his readers, saying that the United States will feel God's wrath over President Obama's political position on same-sex marriage.
Farah, publisher of the conservative website World Net Daily, writes:
Obama and the other champions of this perversion are arrogantly defying an institution literally defined by God in the Garden of Eden and affirmed by His Son Jesus during His earthly ministry. So anyone claiming to be a Bible-believing Christian who rejects that definition has some serious soul-searching to do – not to mention some exegetic rationalization.
GOProud, a Republican LGBT political organization, announced today that it has named columnist and liberal-hater Ann Coulter to its advisory board.
Coulter has a history of anti-gay statements and does not support marriage equality – at least not publicly.
“Ann Coulter is a brilliant and fearless leader of the conservative movement, we are honored to have her as part of GOProud’s leadership,” said Christopher Barron, chairman of GOProud’s board, in a statement released on GOProud's website.
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