The Texas Tribune reports:
Gay Republicans who have fought for acceptance within the Texas GOP over the past three decades told The Texas Tribune progress has been excruciatingly slow. Many of them have left the party, even as the number of Log Cabin Republicans in Texas continues to grow. “I do not believe that we made any progress. In fact, I think the party got worse,” Dale Carpenter said of his time as the state’s Log Cabin president.
The Texas GOP declined to comment for this story and referred all questions to the party platform. The Tribune reached out to prominent Texas Republican leaders for comment on the state party’s latest anti-LGBTQ platform plank. Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan declined to comment. Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
Read the full article. Hit the link and read the opening paragraphs on how Log Cabin members were treated by the Texas GOP in the late 90s.
This year at the Texas Republican convention, the party adopted a platform declaring “homosexuality is an abnormal lifestyle choice.” For gay Republicans within the state GOP, it was a backward step amid years of excruciatingly slow progress. https://t.co/tmBGhMB2xp
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) July 24, 2022