The Broward Log Cabin Republican Club of Florida had its charter renewed this month by the Republican Party of Florida. In a press release, Jack Majeske, past president of the LCR Broward chapter, said the state party understood Log Cabin members believe in the basic Republican tenants of “fiscal conservatism, a strong military, small government, individual and privacy rights.”

“Our place at the table was not simply a dream, but an attainable goal,” Majeske said.

Log Cabin Republicans claim to be the nation’s original and largest organization representing gay conservatives and allies who support fairness, freedom and equality for all Americans. The organization’s website,, details efforts to make the Republican Party more inclusive on gay and lesbian issues.

Andy Eddy, a founding member of the Broward LCR Club, said the group was first chartered in 1991 by a federation in Tampa. In 1999, the state GOP granted LCR a chapter in a decision sanctioned by then Florida Governor Jeb Bush and state party chairman Al Cardenes.

“Many laughed and others still ridicule our involvement,” noted Eddy.

In U.S. Congress, Log Cabin Republicans point to multiple allies including senators John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona, Rob Portman of Ohio, congressman Peter King of New York and congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida.

Those interested in joining the Broward chapter should contact the Honorable Sandra Steen at (954) 566-4156 or visit  In addition to Broward, currently, there are LCR chapters in Miami, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville and Orlando.