WASHINGTON — The national Log Cabin Republicans have officially endorsed Trump for reelection.
In an opinion piece published by the Washington Post on Friday, the LGBTQ Republican group called the 2016 GOP convention “a dream fulfilled” and listed what the administration has done for the LGBTQ community.
It was a short list.
They pointed to Trump promising to end HIV in 10 years. In March, he cut funding for global efforts against HIV.
The LCR said that Trump has used U.S. influence other nations to decriminalize homosexuality. In July, a new State Department commission was stacked with anti-LGBTQ activists.
The group talked about Richard Grenell, an out gay man, being appointed as ambassador to Germany, referencing Leonard Maltovich’s fight to serve in the military. The administration also barred flying the LGBTQ pride flag on U.S. embassies around the world and has banned transgender people from serving in the armed forces.
The LCR ended the endorsement with this:
While we do not agree with every policy or platform position presented by the White House or the Republican Party, we share a commitment to individual responsibility, personal freedom and a strong national defense. To paraphrase President Ronald Reagan, 80 percent my friend is not 20 percent my enemy. We are committed to letting all qualified Americans serve in the military, and Log Cabin Republicans was a leader in the legal fight to end the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. We oppose the transgender service restriction and will continue to press the administration to reconsider.
To be treated equally, fairly and justly under the law is our goal, and we know that “Inclusion Wins” is a mantra we share with the president. The Log Cabin Republicans endorse Donald Trump for reelection as president.
Some of the other things the Trump administration has done against the LGBTQ community:
Worked to discharge HIV-positive servicemembers.
Fought against flying an LGBTQ Pride flag at the national memorial of the Stonewall riots.
Is undoing healthcare protections for LGBTQ people.
Is working to gut protections for transgender people in homeless shelters.
Is actively opposing the Equality Act.
Allowed healthcare professional to use “religious objections” deny care to LGBTQ people.
Is pressuring the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to stop supporting LGBTQ people in cases up before the U.S. Supreme Court in October.
Has appointed anti-LGBTQ judges on the federal bench.
LGBTQ Nation also has a list of 92 instances the administration has harmed the LGBTQ community up to February 2019.
In a post on their Facebook page, the Illinois chapter of the LCR has stated they support the national organization in endorsing Trump.