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Log Cabin Republicans Name Gregory T. Angelo Interim Director

AngeloAs this Chuck Hagel drama unfolds, LCR's board announced today that Gregory T. Angelo, head of the group's New York chapter, will be LCR's interim director as they look for someone to replace Clarke, who is stepping down at the end of the year.

"Gregory's longstanding involvement with Log Cabin as leader of the New York State chapter, and his demonstrated ability with grassroots advocacy as head of our sister think tank, the Liberty Education Forum, make him the clear choice to continue the significant strides made by Clarke Cooper over the last three years," said National Board Chairman Peter Bertelsen in a press release.

And here's what Angelo had to say, from the press statement:

I am both humbled and thrilled to have the support of the Log Cabin Republicans National Board of Directors and to follow in the footsteps of the inimitable Clarke Cooper.

There has never been a more exciting and historic time to be a gay Republican-with the wind at our backs following four referendum victories for the freedom to marry last November and the United States Supreme Court soon to rule on marriage equality, 2013 could mark a turning point in the fight for equal rights for all. It has never been more critical to advocate for equality to Republicans, as Republicans.

As the Interim Executive Director of this esteemed organization, I will do everything I can to work for Republican victories that return the party to its roots of freedom, fairness, and liberty for all.

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  1. "Esteemed organization"? Try "laughingstock."

    Posted by: JOE 2 | Dec 28, 2012 2:11:05 PM


  2. in what alternate dimension is the GOP the party of freedom, liberty and fairness for all?

    the GOP is the living embodiment of Orwell's "All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others"

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Dec 28, 2012 2:20:33 PM


  3. Gay Republican?
    Oxymoron or just moron.
    Discuss.

    See also: Jewish Nazis, Jumbo Shrimp, Military Intelligence, Educational Administration, Republican Party.

    Posted by: Wavin' Dave | Dec 28, 2012 2:36:46 PM


  4. wait...soooo..you endorse Mitt Romney who is/was Very Anti-gay...? Yet - you hold a grudge against Chuck Hagel for something he's apologized for - that he said 15yrs ago?

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Dec 28, 2012 2:56:45 PM


  5. "There has never been a more exciting and historic time to be a gay Republican-with the wind at our backs...."

    As Barack Obama starts his second term holding Boehner's republican balls to the wall. And Hilary rests up for her run.

    Ah, yes, to be a Republican Log Cabineer, not just living in the eighteenth century but wallowing in it.

    Posted by: Merry & Gay | Dec 28, 2012 3:07:37 PM


  6. @Disgusted American
    It's because of their sick Israel fetish. Anything can be forgiven, but not approving whatever the land in which Armageddon will take place does is the greatest sin

    Posted by: Steve | Dec 28, 2012 3:17:31 PM


  7. So surprising the new head GOP self hater is a white guy
    waiting for his daddy's will to be read.

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Dec 28, 2012 3:38:25 PM


  8. "It has never been more critical to advocate for equality to Republicans, as Republicans."

    Wouldn't it be refreshing if they actually did that...

    Posted by: BobN | Dec 28, 2012 4:01:31 PM


  9. "It has never been more critical to advocate for equality to Republicans, as Republicans."

    Wouldn't it be refreshing if they actually did that...

    Posted by: BobN | Dec 28, 2012 4:01:33 PM


  10. Why has Towleroad devoted two large articles to this tiny group of disgusting degenerates? They have proven themselves to be devoid of any and all morals and standards, after backing a presidential candidates who was dedicated to stripping gay people of all of their hard-fought civil rights. They also displayed hideous judgement by some of their putrid political ploys. No one cares now if this idiot has signed on to the Karl Rove gravy train.

    Posted by: niles | Dec 28, 2012 4:23:30 PM


  11. ...and this is supposed to interest me how ?

    Posted by: Icebloo | Dec 28, 2012 6:08:58 PM


  12. Any New Yorker's remember Gregory as the editor of Next Magazine or his earlier stint as the music editor for HX? Who knew we had a Republican lurking in our nightlife midst?

    Posted by: JT | Dec 28, 2012 10:20:09 PM


  13. I'm shocked there was a think tank that incubated LCR's views.

    @Little Kiwi: you missed the context: "... return the party to its roots of freedom, fairness, and liberty for all." However, I agree he lives in an alternate reality if he believes that will come true any time soon.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Dec 30, 2012 12:20:12 PM


  14. LCR has a real purpose in the Republican party. It can serve as a vehicle for Republicans who used to be anti-gay. Many of these former homophobes are under the impression that all gays are liberal Democrats. It is easier to be pro-gay when there are gay people (OUT gay people, that is) who work within your party proudly. Wouldn't you rather that former homophobes join/support LCR than remain homophobic? The transition to a pro-gay culture will involve different steps for different people. Just a thought.

    Posted by: Mary | Dec 30, 2012 9:04:07 PM


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