Gay Trump Supporters Sticking It Out

Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Despite the nation’s largest gay Republican organization’s refusal to endorse Donald Trump for President, there are still some who refuse to abandon ship.

Related: McCain Leads Field of Log Cabin Republicans Endorsements

Andy Eddy, a member of the Broward County Log Cabin Republicans, said he continues to support Trump.

“I am a duly elected GOP committeeman in Broward County serving on the County Executive Committee as are others in our (LCR) group and we are supporting Donald Trump the Party’s nominee,” Eddy wrote in an e-mail to SFGN.

On Saturday, the national Log Cabin Republicans released a statement saying the group would not endorse Trump.

"Log Cabin Republicans have long emphasized that we are not a single-issue organization, nor are our members single-issue voters," the group said in a press release.

The snub did not come as a complete surprise to Eddy.

“I don't contribute to LCR PAC especially since I'm an outsider with limited means and no voice in that PAC. Yet, with that understanding, I have found I have a greater voting and meaningful voice dealing locally with the State and County Republican Party of Florida vs the Beltway,” Eddy writes.

Although prominent Republicans such as Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush have declined to back Trump, Eddy cited his loyalty to the party as just cause.

“I must abide by my loyalty pledge unlike other politicians who are part of the ‘Never Trump’ movement and who violated their commitment by not remaining silent and subsequently going public in order to defeat the party’s duly elected nominee,” Eddy wrote in an email.

Meanwhile, Peter Thiel, the openly gay tech entrepreneur, continues to support Trump and is scheduled to deliver a speech in Washington, D.C. next week on Trump’s behalf, reports Brietbart. Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, is a billionaire who spoke at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Thiel’s support for Trump forced Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to defend Thiel’s position on the giant social network’s board of directors.

“We care deeply about diversity,” Zuckerberg posted on Facebook. “That’s easy to say when it means standing up for ideas you agree with. It’s a lot harder when it means standing up for the rights of people with different viewpoints to say what they care about….That’s ultimately what Facebook is about: giving everyone the power to share our experiences, so we can understand each other a bit better and connect us a little closer together.”


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