About the Log Cabin Republicans
The Log Cabin Republicans are the nation's largest organization of Republicans who support fairness, freedom, and equality for gay and lesbian Americans. We have state and local chapters nationwide, full-time offices in Washington, DC and Sacramento, CA, and a federal political action committee.
We represent the next generation of the gay and lesbian community. No longer will we be told where we must live, how we must dress, who our leaders must be and how we must vote.Now there is a political alternative.
Log Cabin was founded in 1978 to battle the nation's first anti-gay ballot measure – California's Proposition 6 known as "The Briggs Initiative", which would have made it legal to dismiss gay or lesbian public school teachers solely based on their sexual orientation. The gay Republican opposition in Los Angeles came to refer to itself as the Log Cabin Club in reference to Abraham Lincoln and the heritage of the Republican Party.
These first Log Cabin activists enlisted Ronald Reagan to publicly oppose the California measure, which then went down to defeat. Since then, Log Cabin Republicans has grown to become a leading voice on the national stage on behalf of the mainstream concerns of the gay and lesbian community.