Log Cabin Republicans Name Gregory T. Angelo Interim Director
As 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.