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GOProud Leadership Deny Rumors but Announces ’Legal Closure’

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
Although the terms and length of closure have yet to be disclosed, in a statement posted on their website Monday, Matthew Bechstein, co-director of conservative gay republican group GOProud announced a "legal closure" of the organization.

Log Cabin Republicans To Receive Financial Support from CEA

By EDGE | Monday Apr 21, 2014
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® is proud to announce its financial support of Log Cabin Republicans, becoming the first trade association to formally support the country’s original and largest organization representing gay conservatives.

Log Cabin Republican Sets Record Straight on Not Being Invited to CPAC

By EDGE | Thursday Mar 6, 2014
Gay conservative groups are again barred from official participation CPAC, and like an angry Cinderella uninvited to the ball with poison pen in hand, Log Cabin Republican president Gregory T. Angelo took to conservative media to set the record straight.

Signs of a Coming Gay Reckoning for the GOP?

By Justin Snow | Saturday Feb 1, 2014
Reince Priebus knows his party has a problem. Taking the stage Friday at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in Washington, D.C., one didn’t have to listen long to the RNC chairman’s remarks to come to that conclusion.

GOProud Co-Founder Quits GOP, Cites ’Tolerance of Bigotry’

By EDGE | Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
Citing dissatisfaction with big-government conservatives and bigots within the Republican Party, Jimmy LaSalvia, co-founder of arch-conservative Republican gay organization GOProud, announced that he has changed his voter registration to independent.

Gay Republicans Claim They’re Being Heard in Tampa

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Aug 29, 2012
At the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Log Cabin, the main GOP gay group, vies to be heard by leaders & rank-and-file , as it justifies support for a candidate & party that oppose it on marriage equality & other issues.

GOProud to Host ’Homocon’ During Party’s Tampa Convention

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Aug 13, 2012
Members of the gay conservative group GOProud have announced that the Dana Loesch, a conservative talk show host who has been accused of being anti-gay, will speak at the group’s Homocon event.

Conservatives Lining up to Support Gay Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Friday May 25, 2012
Despite Mitt Romney’s frantic backtracking on gay marriage, an op-ed in a far-right newspaper & another in the Wall Street Journal show how profoundly the conversation has shifted of late among conservatives.

San Diego Considers an Openly Gay GOP Mayor

By Elliot Spagat | Sunday Oct 9, 2011
Two leading Republican contenders for mayor of America’s eighth-largest city are openly gay, and voters have barely noticed. It doesn’t come up at campaign appearances or in local news coverage.

Could Gay Equality Finally Come From... The Right?

By Kilian Melloy | Saturday Sep 17, 2011
Gay and conservative: Mutually exclusive terms? Not by the lights of those who embrace both identities. But GLBT progress may be due for serious setbacks unless mainstream gay culture can learn to speak to conservatives in their own language.