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.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Patrick Guerriero Returns To Washington


The Denver Colorado-based Gill Action Fund announced Thursday, January 25, 2007 that it will open a national office in Washington.
The Gill Foundation was established in 1994 by openly gay software entrepreneur Tim Gill to help fund LGBT civil rights campaigns.
It initially worked with groups in Colorado but has since expanded to help fund groups across the country. Today it is the nation's largest funder focusing primarily on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights.
The Action Fund was created in 2005 to fund issue campaigns.
From its Washington office the Action Fund will work with existing LGBT rights groups - the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Victory Fund and Lambda Legal.
"Having a presence in Washington will allow Gill Action to be a more active participant in the political process at the local, state, and federal level,” said Executive Director Patrick Guerriero, who previously headed up National Log Cabin Republicans.
Guerriero also announced a new leadership team.
Robin Brand joins Gill as chief operating officer. Brand most recently served as senior vice president of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute.
Bill Smith has been named Gill Action's national political director.
A political media and general consultant, Smith has filmed television commercials in over 16 states for candidates including governors, congressmen, state legislators, and judges, as well as several national political organizations.
In 2004, he produced Log Cabin's widely publicized print and television campaign against the Federal Marriage Amendment, as well as advertising that aired during the 2004 Republican National Convention.