Just in via press release:
The Log Cabin Republicans, the nation’s largest organization representing conservative LGBT Americans and allies, is pleased to announce that First Lady Melania Trump will be the guest of honor at Log Cabin Republicans & Liberty Education Forum’s annual Spirit of Lincoln Gala, where she will be celebrated with the 2021 Spirit of Lincoln Award.
The Spirit of Lincoln Gala, to be held in November at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, FL, is an annual tradition to honor those who exemplify a commitment to enhancing personal freedom, encouraging individual responsibility, and ensuring equality under the law for all Americans.
During and after her time in office, First Lady Melania Trump has proven time and again her leadership on those principles.
Her BE BEST initiative focused on those most vulnerable among us – children – by encouraging them to be their best, drawing attention to young Americans social and emotional health, issues that LGBT Americans of all stripes empathize with.
Moreover, in the heat of the presidential election last year, the First Lady passionately reiterated her husband’s commitment to LGBT Americans, supported diversity of thought, and made clear that we are welcome members of the Republican Party, a historic moment not just for LGBT conservatives but for the history of the GOP.
Melania Trump’s acceptance to be the guest of honor at the Spirit of Lincoln Gala even after she has left the White House only reaffirms her unwavering support for the LGBT community.
Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade:
It won’t be the first time Melania Trump has collaborated with Log Cabin. During the 2020 election, she appeared in a video for Outspoken, the media arm for Log Cabin Republicans, saying “nothing could be further from the truth” her husband, former President Trump, is against LGBTQ people.
Among the anti-LGBTQ policies under Trump were a transgender military ban, religious freedom carve-out seen to enable anti-LGBTQ discrimination and the U.S. Justice Department arguing against LGBTQ inclusion under civil rights law when the issue was before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Log Cabin announcement comes at a time when Melania Trump is facing new scrutiny over her response to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and whether she erroneously believes, like her husband, he was the winner of the 2020 election.
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— Log Cabin Republicans (@LogCabinGOP) September 14, 2021