Pictures from the Holiday Party

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Rehoboth Beach Weekend Pics

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Pride Social Pics Online

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Photos from the 2013 Holiday Party

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Photos from 2013 Rehoboth Beach Party

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DC Log Cabin in Roll Call

D.C. Log Cabin Republicans Fete Ex-Rep. Jim Kolbe

By Julie Ershadi Posted at 6:22 p.m. on May 23

Roll Call

The Washington, D.C. chapter of organized gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Republicans hosted former Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., and his husband at a small mixer Wednesday night.

The D.C. Log Cabin Republicans convened the event at the Roosevelt Camden apartments on 16th Street Northwest to discuss the Senate immigration bill and Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick J. Leahy’s withdrawal of his amendment to include consideration for LGBT families in the bill’s provisions at this week’s markup.  more…

March Membership Meeting

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February Meeting featuring New LCR Executive Director

Come join the DC Log Cabin Republicans as we welcome new Interim Executive Director Gregory T. Angelo to the nation’s capital!

 

Gregory T. Angelo

Gregory T. Angelo

 

Wednesday, February 20th
6:30pm – 8pm
The Camden Roosevelt


2101 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009

DC Log Cabin Endorses Pat Mara

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
January 17, 2013 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC LOG CABIN ENDORSES PAT MARA

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans last night unanimously voted to endorse Republican candidate Patrick Mara in the upcoming April 23rd special election to replace now-Council Chairman Phil Mendelson for his former At-Large seat. Mara is no novice at vying for an At-Large seat, having first ran in 2008 and then again coming in a close second during the 2011 special election.

“Pat has shown time and again that he is a friend of not just Log Cabin, but the entire LGBT community. Gays and lesbians of all political stripes know the true sense of Pat Mara. He was the first straight Republican Council candidate to show support for marriage equality five years ago. In addition, Pat has a greater depth of understanding of the issues affecting our community than just about anyone in this race,” said outgoing President Robert Turner II. “For this Council race, the choice is easy. We strongly support Pat Mara!” Turner concluded.

All endorsed candidates support the core principles of the Log Cabin Republicans, which are limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, free markets and a strong national defense while advocating for the freedom and equality of gay and lesbian Americans. They also agree that marriage equality is settled law in the District of Columbia, and will not support efforts to change, repeal or overturn that law. For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

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Holiday Party with NoVA LCRs!

 

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Happy Hour This Thursday!

Save the Date… Holiday Party

Log Cabin Election Night Party @ MOVA

 

Debate-watching Party at MOVA 10/16

Join DC Log Cabin for a debate-watching party with drink specials

President Obama vs Governor Romney

Tuesday, October 16th 8:00pm
(Debate starts at 9:00pm)


October Happy Hour!

Log Cabin National Dinner

Join the DC Chapter at the Annual National Dinner
6:30pm September 20th

To sit with other DC Log Cabin members, please email robert.turner@dclogcabin.org to buy your ticket.

September Meeting featuring GLSEN & DC School Board

Come join the DC Log Cabin Republicans for a Focus on Education meeting featuring


Pat Mara, School Board Member, Ward 1

Jack Jacobson, Candidate for School Board , Ward 2

Nathan Smith, GLSEN

Wednesday, September 12th
6:30pm – 8pm
The Camden Roosevelt

2101 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009

Letter to National Board

Dear National Board Members:

On behalf of your DC Chapter, I would like to offer you a sense of our membership.

After a lengthy, wide-ranging, and honest discussion, our members voted overwhelmingly to encourage you to endorse the Romney-Ryan ticket.  However, the remaining few, as well as some members of the majority, expressed legitimate concerns as to the anti-gay positions the candidates have assumed on certain issues of significance to our community generally, and gay Republicans specifically.  We realize that you are aware of these issues and assume that these will be a part of your discussion as you decide the endorsement question.

If you favor our recommendation, we ask that you accompany an endorsement with a qualifier noting the significant differences we have with the ticket on some social and civil liberty issues and an expression of Log Cabin’s intention of continuing to vigorously encourage the ticket and the Party to revise their positions to more directly reflect the true values of our Grand Old Party.  We also feel that our national Executive Director, who we firmly stand behind, as well as other ambassadors of the organization, should seek a private meeting with the Governor, much in the way the Austin-12 did with George W. Bush in 2000 in order to create a dialogue about our issues outside of the spotlight of the media.

Finally, please be assured that our members firmly support the election of Governor Romney over President Obama, because of his outstanding fiscal and foreign relations policies and his efforts to reduce the size of government.  We will work as hard as we can to support his election and are confident that he and the Party will continue to at least receive with an open mind our input on those topics on which we have agreed to disagree.

We look forward to hearing your decision and working to elect inclusive Republicans in November.

Robert Turner II
President
DC Log Cabin Republicans

Special August Meeting

Kickoff Event for Columbia Heights ANC

Please join DC Log Cabin Republicans as we support Alex Gallo and Steve Swank for Columbia Heights ANC. Wednesday, August 1, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM @ Eden Lounge 1716 I St., NW

Please consider contributing $25 (maximum alowed) to each of their campaigns.

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DC Log Cabin: Mayor Gray Must Go!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
July 12, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC Log Cabin: Mayor Gray Must Go!

WASHINGTON, DC – In what is sure to sound like a broken record, the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans calls for the resignation of yet another elected official. Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 campaign has been plagued with complaints and allegations of unethical behavior. This week, three campaign workers pled guilty to charges of running a shadow campaign. U.S. Attorney Machen speaks of the campaign as being compromised by backroom deals, secret payments and a flood of unreported cash.

In an about face from previous Council scandals this year, Councilmembers Muriel Bowser, David Catania, and Mary Cheh have called for Mayor Gray’s resignation. “I applaud those Councilmembers who have called for the mayor to step down. Perhaps they are as tired as their constituents are of the mess in the Wilson Building,” said Robert Turner II, President of the DC Log Cabin Republicans. If forced out of office, Gray will become the third elected official to step down this year.

While no formal allegations have been presented to the Mayor, his entire administration has had an odor of disreputable behavior.  “The Mayor now wants us to distinguish between his job as mayor and how he went about getting there,” said Turner, adding, “When it comes to governing the nation’s capital, the ends cannot justify the means.  One month ago, I asked who’s next.  We now have our answer.”

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977, with state and local chapters nationwide, which believes in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty.  Log Cabin Republicans educates our party about why inclusion wins and that opposing gay and lesbian equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles of smaller government and personal freedom.  The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports inclusive local Republican candidates, and sponsors monthly social gatherings.  For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

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July Meeting featuring Victory Fund

Come join the DC Log Cabin Republicans and learn what it takes to run for ANC with The Victory Fund as well as several current ANC Members.

 

Wednesday, July 18th

6:30pm – 8pm

The Camden Roosevelt

2101 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009

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Palisades Parade with Mary Brooks Beatty

In town this Fourth of July?!? Start the day off right by joining DC Log Cabin and Mary Brooks Beatty in the annual Palisades 4th of July Parade and Picnic!

Since 1966, the Palisades Citizens Association — with the support of local business — has organized the annual July 4th parade and picnic. Every year the parade marks the who’s who of local politics and organizations and this year is no exception! We’ll march with Mary Brooks Beatty, the At Large City Council candidate for the DC Republican Party!

Find Mary’s group in the line-up starting at 10am on Whitehaven Parkway near Foxhall Road and stay after for the picnic with great food, music, and community spirit!

DC Becomes First GOP State Committee to Add Inclusion to Platform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
June 29, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC Becomes First GOP State Committee to Add Inclusion to Platform

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the DC Republican Committee (DCRC), the DC equivalent of a state party, became the first Republican state party to insert inclusive language into its party platform leading up to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Under the heading of ‘Family and Marriage,’ the DCRC added, “We, the Republicans of the District of Columbia support the belief that all individuals, without regard to sexual orientation, are entitled to full and equal protection under the laws and the Constitution and that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.”

Robert Turner II, President of the DC chapter of Log Cabin Republicans and a newly elected member of the DCRC praised the work of the committee saying, “We are excited to be a part of a state party who understands that inclusion wins! Marriage equality is settled law here in the District. All citizens, including LGBT citizens should be treated equally.” Turner testified before the Platform Committee earlier this month and offered language that was similar to what was officially adopted. “We didn’t get the exact wording we had hoped for, but we are extremely happy with the outcome. We commend Chairman Bob Kabel on his efforts in putting this document together,” Turner concluded.

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977, with state and local chapters nationwide, which believes in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty.  Log Cabin Republicans educates our party about why inclusion wins and that opposing gay and lesbian equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles of smaller government and personal freedom.  The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports inclusive local Republican candidates, and sponsors monthly social gatherings.  For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

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July Happy Hour

June Meeting

Come join the DC Log Cabin Republicans as we welcome
DC Vote and the DC Center.

Wednesday, June 20th

6:30pm – 8pm

The Camden Roosevelt

2101 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009

Pics from 2012 Pride Social

Pictures have been posted from our Pride Social! Thanks to everyone who made it such a success, including Allstate Insurance, MOVA Lounge, Level One, and GAYlarious at Riot Act!

DC Log Cabin Statement on the Resignation of Kwame Brown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
June 7, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC Log Cabin Statement on the Resignation of Kwame Brown

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the resignation of Council Chairman Kwame Brown, DC Log Cabin President Robert Turner II released the following statement:

“Barely six months into the year, and we have the second resignation from a member of the D.C. Council. Kwame Brown said he wanted to take the honorable course by resigning. The honorable course is not to commit fraud in the first place. The honorable course is to respect the trust one is given from the people when elected. As long as this trend of political corruption continues with our elected officials, Congress will never allow us to have full voting representation or budget autonomy. If this keeps up, look for talks of another Control Board. Sadly, the question of everybody’s mind is ‘who’s next?’”

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977, with state and local chapters nationwide, which believes in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty.  Log Cabin Republicans educates our party about why inclusion wins and that opposing gay and lesbian equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles of smaller government and personal freedom.  The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports inclusive local Republican candidates, and sponsors monthly social gatherings.  For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

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2012 Pride Social!

May Meeting & Board Elections

Come join the DC Log Cabin Republicans as we welcome
Phil Hicks, Board President of PFLAG Metro DC.

We also have Board and Officer elections

Phil Hicks

Wednesday, May 16th

6:30pm – 8pm

The Camden Roosevelt

2101 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009

May Happy Hour

April Meeting

 

DC Log Cabin-Endorsed Candidates Sweep Primaries; Members Take Top RNC Spots

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
April 4, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC Log Cabin-Endorsed Candidates Sweep Primaries;
Members Take Top RNC Spots

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans congratulates its endorsed candidates, all of whom won their respective races in Tuesday night’s primary, including longtime member and DC GOP Chair Bob Kabel, who won a contested primary for National Committeeman. In Ward 7, Ron Moten, won over 57% of the vote to earn the right to face incumbent Councilmember Yvette Alexander in November. Uncontested races were won by Mary Brooks Beatty, running for At-Large Member of the DC Council, and Nelson Rimensnyder, running for DC “Shadow Senator.” Jill Homan, also a member, won a close election to serve as the District’s National Committeewoman on the Republican National Committee.

Robert Turner, President of the DC Chapter, congratulated all of the candidates and expressed excitement at the prospects for additional victories in November. “DC Log Cabin looks forward to actively supporting Ron Moten and Mary Brooks Beatty in their races this fall. Together with a Tim Day victory in next month’s Ward 5 special election, these contests will show our party’s renewed energy in the District, and DC Log Cabin will do all we can to restore trust and commonsense leadership to the Council.”

Turner praised Kabel and Homan for their victories, noting that the District will be the first jurisdiction to have two Log Cabin members serving simultaneously as Committeeman and Committeewoman on the Republican National Committee. “Bob and Jill are friends of Log Cabin and we look forward to working with them to represent our core principles on the RNC.” Turner thanked fellow member Teri Galvez for her honest and spirited campaign for National Committeewoman and newcomer Jordan Gehrke for introducing good ideas into the debate.

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977, with state and local chapters nationwide, which believes in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty.  Log Cabin Republicans educates our party about why inclusion wins and that opposing gay and lesbian equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles of smaller government and personal freedom.  The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports inclusive local Republican candidates, and sponsors monthly social gatherings.  For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

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Happy Hour This Thursday!