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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 05:01 PM

Executive director of Republican LGBT group resigns after Trump endorsement

The executive director of the conservative LGBT organization Log Cabin Republicans resigned following the group's decision to endorse President Trump's 2020 reelection bid, the Washington Blade reported Tuesday. Jerri Ann Henry, who was the first woman to lead the organization, submitted her resignation Friday and left Monday, sources familiar with Log Cabin told the Blade.

Henry is the second high-profile member to depart the organization since its endorsement of Trump earlier this month.

Log Cabin Republicans Chairman Robert Kabel and Vice Chairwoman Jill Homan announced the endorsement in a Washington Post opinion piece. They credited Trump with removing LGBT rights as a wedge issue in the Republican Party, citing his administration's commitment to end the spread of HIV/AIDS as well as his push to get other countries to conform to modern human rights standards.

The sources told the Blade that Henry’s discontent with Trump and Log Cabin’s approach to defending its endorsement in the media were key among her reasons for stepping down.


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