Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing
Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Monday, July 03, 2006
Governor Raises $100,000 for Log Cabin
by Karen Ocamb
Other governors have been comfortable with gay people: California Democrat Gray Davis, Massachusetts Republican William Weld, and Arkansas Democrat Bill Clinton after he launched his presidential campaign, for instance. But no governor, especially one seeking re-election in the presence of media cameras, has ever opened a keynote address to an LGBT group the way California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger did June 29 before the Log Cabin Republicans.
"I love the Log Cabin Republicans, I love this organization, I love all of you," Schwarzenegger told an enthusiastic crowd of about 350 at the Renaissance Hotel, including first lady Maria Shriver, a famous pro-gay Kennedy Democrat who rarely attends Republican events. Shriver later worked the room with her openly gay chief of staff, Daniel Zingale.
Event co-chair Jim Arnone presented Schwarzenegger with the President Ronald Reagan Award. In 1978, a handful of gays asked former Gov. Reagan to oppose the Briggs Initiative, a ballot measure that prohibited gays from holding teaching jobs and demanded the firing of straight teachers who endorsed gay rights. Log Cabin was formed to fight the measure. In an op-ed credited with defeating the initiative, Reagan wrote that Prop. 6 had "the potential of infringing on basic rights of privacy and perhaps even constitutional rights." read more