A Trump defending, gay Republican is the new spokesperson for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Gregory Angelo was the executive director and president of Log Cabin Republicans from 2013 to 2018. Log Cabin Republicans by definition work within the GOP party to advocate equal rights for the LGBTQ community, but because the party has an awful record on gay & trans rights, they don’t accomplish much except to give the impression that Republicans actually care about the community.
Log Cabin DID declined to endorse Trump in 2016 when Angelo was president, after Trump’s election he engaged with WH officials, having meetings with the transition team and the DEA on transgender issues.
In 2016, Log Cabin bought a full-page ad in USA Today attacking the GOP for approving an anti-LGBT platform that includes support for conversion therapy, for repealing marriage equality, for bathroom bills and so-called religious freedom laws. Angelo said this was
“the most anti-LGBT platform the Republican Party has ever had.”
Log Cabin HAS endorsed Trump in his re-election campaign for 2020.
In 2018 Angelo said that,
“…if you’re calling Donald Trump out for what are actual or perceived biases against the LGBT community, you have to call a spade a spade, and that includes highlighting the pro-LGBT things he has done…
adding that Trump is the first president to enter the White House
“believing that marriage equality is the, quote, ‘settled law of the land.’
And Angelo has been a staunch defender of Trump on Twitter, further trying to dispel the reality that Trump’s administration is anti-LGBTQ and he is anti-everything-liberal, which all Trump apologists must be. He has slammed BLM protests for not social distancing and pointed to openly gay appointments like Richard Grenell and the Trump administration’s plan to “beat HIV/AIDS by 2030”, repeatedly.
Although, Trump touted the AIDS vaccine yesterday so they are WAY ahead of schedule. (There IS no AIDS vaccine and he immediately backtracked.)
According to the Washington Blade,
Angelo also took to Capitol Hill to lobby AGAINST passage of the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Right Acts of 1964 to explicitly define anti-LGBTQ discrimination as a form of sex discrimination under the law.
Angelo isn’t the first Log Cabin alum to land a job in the Trump administration. R. Clarke Cooper, who was executive director of Log Cabin Republicans from 2010 through 2012 and worked to win Republican votes for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal, is Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs.
The White House did not comment and deferred to Angelo, who hadn’t made a statement as of this writing.
Proponents of social distancing have lost the moral high ground. pic.twitter.com/1jdQk7aQok— Gregory T. Angelo (@gregorytangelo) June 4, 2020
Wearing a mask on your chin — does nothing to protect the health of others, but it’s the latest in virtue-signaling from the Left. pic.twitter.com/nabktPtHN0— Gregory T. Angelo (@gregorytangelo) June 3, 2020
(via Washington Blade)