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.”