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Gay Trump voters shatter Dem ‘lie’ LGBT Americans only vote blue: Log Cabin Republicans chief

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The president of Log Cabin Republicans told Fox News Digital that gay Trump supporters are destroying the Democratic Party’s “lie” that the LGBT community only votes Democrats.

“Donald Trump is offering an opportunity for everybody to have an equal chance on a level playing field. That’s what it’s all about at the end of the day. LGBT voters don’t need to be pandered to. We don’t need to be marginalized. We just need to be given the same opportunity to succeed and have the same freedoms and rights as everyone else,” Log Cabin Republican Representative Charles Moran told Fox News Digital in an interview via Zoom earlier this week.

“Donald Trump is the only candidate who is making that happen,” he continued. “There’s no assumption that we’re being discounted or diminished.”

Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s oldest and largest LGBT Republican organization, with more than 10,000 members nationwide and 80 chapters in 40 states, Moran said. While the group’s base is centered on center- and center-right-leaning gay voters, Log Cabin Republicans also has strong support from suburban women and young people.

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President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk on the South Lawn of the White House on December 23, 2020. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Throughout the interview, Moran stressed that President Trump, along with former First Lady Melania Trump, are spreading a message of unity, pledging to implement policies that benefit all Americans, regardless of skin color, gender or sexual orientation.

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Trump has made great strides with the gay community during his campaign so far, and Moran expects gay voters to turn to the Republican Party again this year: In 2016, Trump won just 14% of the gay vote, but in 2020, he doubled that number to 28%.

Log Cabin Republican Representative Charles Moran's headshot

Log Cabin Republican President Charles Moran (Charles Moran)

“This is the year to definitely increase our LGBT numbers, and I intend to get as close to 50% as I can. And what’s really important here is to shatter the stereotype that gay people have to be Democrats. The left and the mainstream media want to keep spreading lies, but we know that’s not true. It’s not true. In the last election, almost a third of LGBT voters voted Republican. They either voted for President Trump or a Republican congressman,” he said.

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Trump’s campaign told Fox News Digital that his pledges to curb inflation and address rising crime rates would benefit all Americans if he is re-elected.

“By curbing inflation and the skyrocketing cost of living, cutting taxes, and restoring law and order to our communities, President Trump’s second term policies will create a safer and more prosperous America for all Americans, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or creed!” said Caroline Leavitt, national spokesperson for the Trump campaign.

Pride flag displayed alongside American flag at White House

An American flag and a Pride flag are raised from the White House ahead of a Pride Month celebration on the South Lawn on June 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Senator)

Moran noted that members of the LGBTQ community have become disillusioned with the Democratic Party’s “virtue signaling” and “pandering” in its efforts to capture more gay votes.

“One of the biggest things we see in 2024 is the era of virtue signaling and pandering is rapidly coming to an end. During Pride Month, companies cut back and curtailed a lot of the excess virtue signaling that they had been doing because they were called out, ridiculed and shamed for their insincerity in 2023. None of the CEOs of those companies are going to want to do that again in 2024. So I’m in a strong position at this point to tell Republicans, ‘Just be authentic, because the Biden administration is going to increase the role of pandering and virtue signaling,'” Moran said.

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A close-up of President Biden in the Oval Office

President Biden (AP/Evan Vucci)

He cited last year’s White House Pride Month event in which a transgender activist went topless on the South Lawn, and last year the White House flew a progressive flag that he called a “degraded version of the traditional rainbow flag” while surrounded by American flags. After video of the scene on the South Lawn went viral, the White House quickly condemned the transgender activist’s nudity.

“It has turned into ridicule,” he said of the recent “pandering” at the White House.

“Under Joe Biden’s administration, it’s worse to be gay internationally. Life for our fellow countrymen in the Middle East and other parts of the world, in parts of Africa and the Caribbean and parts of Southeast Asia, is worse and more dangerous than it was under Donald J. Trump’s administration.”

When asked who has better policies to benefit the gay community, between Biden and Trump, Moran answered without hesitation, “Trump.” He cited the following points: Trump is “the first president in history to support LGBT marriage and same-sex marriage from day one of his inauguration,” the 45th president has made it easier for gay voters to become Republicans, the foreign policy under the Trump administration has reduced the risk of victimization and discrimination for gays around the world, and the 45th president has abandoned pandering to convey a genuine message.

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“LGBT voters are now mature and sophisticated enough to ask, ‘Hey, it’s not a question of, ‘Hey, do I support marriage equality or other LGBT rights issues,’ but, ‘As an elected official, am I providing the conditions in which I can survive, thrive, raise a family and run a business?’ And the answer you get from Democrats is, ‘No,'” he said.

Former President Trump speaks at a rally wearing a red MAGA hat

Former President Trump speaks at a campaign event in Wildwood Beach, New Jersey, on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Hannah Beyer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

“At some point, you can’t keep putting rainbow lipstick on a pig, and that’s exactly what Democrats are trying to do with pandering and virtue signaling.”

Moran said Biden’s weak foreign policy has further undermined gay rights on the world stage.

“Under the Biden administration, things have only gotten worse because of the lack of a strong foreign policy presence and the US lack of willingness to defend our morals and values ​​on the international stage. Things have only gotten worse. What they have done to empower Iran, the $10 billion funding and the consideration of doing it again, definitely has an impact on our world. They are regularly executing gays and lesbians for being who they are,” he said.

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“Under Joe Biden’s administration, it’s worse to be gay internationally. Life for our fellow countrymen in the Middle East and other parts of the world, in parts of Africa and the Caribbean and parts of Southeast Asia, is worse and more dangerous now than it was under Donald J. Trump,” he continued.

“For LGBTQ+ Americans, this election couldn’t mean more. Donald Trump and his extremist allies have made it their priority to eviscerate LGBTQ+ rights and erase history,” Biden-Harris 2024 campaign spokesman Kevin Munoz told Fox News Digital on Wednesday.

“LGBTQ+ Americans deserve leaders who fight for the freedom and dignity of all Americans. President Biden and Vice President Harris have done so throughout their time in office and will do so if re-elected, including by pressuring Congress to pass the Equality Act. There has never been a more important time to protect the rights of all Americans, regardless of who they love or how they identify. [President Biden is running] “This is to not only protect but strengthen the rights and voice of all Americans,” Munoz continued.

Melania Trump at a rally

Melania Trump (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

News broke this week that former first lady Melania Trump will join Log Cabin Republicans this summer for her second campaign fundraiser with the group, and her fourth overall. Moran said Melania Trump is a “great ally” and communicator who will spread a message of “unity.”

“She really knows that inclusion wins and that unity is one of the most important things we have in this country. And that’s the tone that she’s struck with a lot of the coalition this year in terms of uniting the American people. And we know that under Joe Biden, it doesn’t matter if you’re gay or straight, black or white, Asian, Christian, Jewish or Muslim, under Joe Biden and his failed leadership, life will be worse than it was under Donald Trump. And that’s something we can all unite around,” he argued.

A Trump 2024 flag flutters in the wind at a rally.

Supporters of former President Trump gather for a Trump rally over the weekend on the Jersey Shore beach in Wildwood, New Jersey, May 11, 2024. (Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images)

Melania Trump will join Log Cabin Republicans in Manhattan on July 8, with donations benefiting the group’s “Path to Victory” program to increase Republican voter turnout.

Moran reflected on President Reagan’s motto, “80 percent are my friends and 20 percent are not my enemies,” and said the Log Cabin Republicans espouse the motto as they seek to expand the Republican vote.

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“You don’t have to agree with all of our policies, but if you agree that we have a place in the party, or that America is a place where LGBT people can and should have the same rights and responsibilities as everyone else, then we can work with you on that. And that’s what we’re going to do to win a durable majority in the Republican Party.”

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