Log Cabin Republicans elected Marc
Morgan to its national board of directors.
Morgan's 2010 bid for a seat on the
Washington D.C. City Council rattled prevailing assumptions of openly
gay candidates in the Democratic stronghold. Morgan, who is
African-American, has described himself as a moderate Republican.
“I am a pro-environment Republican,”
he told The Washington Post.
R. Clarke Cooper, executive director of
Log Cabin Republicans, said his group was “committed to creating a
stronger, more inclusive Republican Party.”
“We're glad to have Marc Morgan on
our team,” Cooper said. “His expertise in fundraising, as well
as his known activism in local and national campaigns will help us in
the fight for equality for all LGBT Americans.”
Morgan currently serves on the board of
D.C. Black Pride and is an advisory board member for the Wanda Alston
House – a D.C.-based non-profit which supports homeless LGBT youth.
He is the first African-American to
join the LCR's national board.
“I am honored for this opportunity to
work on building a more inclusive Republican Party, and encouraging
equality for our LGBT community nationally and locally,” Morgan
said. “I look forward to promoting the message that opposing gay
and lesbian equality is inconsistent with the GOP's core principle of
smaller government and personal freedom.”