Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo
Just over two weeks ago, Log Cabin Republicans refused to endorsed their party’s presidential candidate Donald Trump.
But now that Trump has pulled off an improbable victory over Hillary Clinton, the LGBT political group is touting its ties to the president-elect.
‘For the past three weeks, I’ve been in regular communication with the Trump Transition Team,’ the group’s president Gregory T. Angelo wrote in a fundraising letter sent to supporters on Thursday (10 November).
‘While Log Cabin Republicans was working to have a relationship with our nation’s incoming chief executive, the LGBT Left was busy demonizing Donald Trump and fundraising off of bogeymen.’
Angelo claims this leaves ‘the LGBT Left’ with nowhere to go as Trump prepares to take office in January.
‘Collectively, LGBT advocacy organizations on the Left have staff in the hundreds. Budgets in the millions. And yet, they don’t have a single point of contact in the incoming Trump administration. Log Cabin Republicans does.’
The group’s holding back on endorsing Trump did have more to do with the company he keeps including senior advisors with a record of opposing LGBT equality.
Angelo writes that his group is ‘quietly working behind-the-scenes to ensure the advances in LGBT freedom we have made thus far remain secure and continue in a Trump administration.’