5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 24

1. The Log Cabin Republicans have officially refused to endorse Donald Trump for President, citing the discriminatory beliefs of his most senior advisors – though they also refer to him as the most pro-LGBT can...
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[Interview] Log Cabin Republicans look to the future with new executive director

Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director Gregory Angelo

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.

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Log Cabin expands board, promises to ‘strengthen Republican party’

Log Cabin Republicans today announced the addition of six new board members, ranging from a pair of lawyers to the CEO of a technology company and a defense and intelligence expert. Atlantan Jamie Ensley is vice-chairman of the board.

The Log Cabin Republicans is a conservative political organization that advocates LGBT inclusion in the Republican Party.

Jennifer Breitinger, Mitchell Cantor, Bob Kabel, Victoria Kerley, Jo-Anne Prokopowicz Sears and Rich Weissman will join newly elected Chairman Jerry Katlin, Vice-Chairman Jamie Ensley, Treasurer Sarah Longwell and Secretary Thomas Purdy the organization said.

Katlin welcomed the new board members in a prepared statement released to media today.