Dan Savage ripped into the Log Cabin Republicans today in a piece for Seattle’s Stranger:
The Log Cabin Republicans have been working to “transform the GOP from the inside” for forty years and not only hasn’t it gotten better, it’s gotten worse. The 2016 Republican Platform, adopted today without a peep of protest from Log Cabin Republicans, is worse on LGBT issues than any Republican Party Platform in history.
Worse than the GOP platform in 1980, when the religious right was ascendent; worse than the GOP platform in 1984, when AIDS hysteria was at its peak; worse than the GOP platform in 1992, when delegates to the RNC were waving “Family Values Forever! Gay Rights Never!” signs on the floor of the convention in Houston. Worst. Platform. Ever. Log Cabin Republicans spent months wriggling their tongues up Donald Trump’s ass and this is the thanks they get.
Whatever the Log Cabin Republicans think they’re doing “inside” the Republican Party, it isn’t working, it’s never worked, and they need to stop pretending it’ll ever work. Today’s Republican Party, as Andy Towle pointed out, is an anti-LGBT hate group. The sanity and/or motives of any queer person who belongs to today’s GOP is suspect—same goes for yesterday’s GOP, or tomorrow’s GOP.
“Robert Siegel interviews Gregory Angelo, president of the Log Cabin Republicans, a group that advocates for equal rights for LBGT people,” says NPR. No. You can affiliate yourself with the GOP or you can advocate for equal rights for LGBT people. You can’t do both at once—and anyone who claims to be doing both is lying.