• Giddy man praising Melania for making President Donald Trump look good. Photo: Screen grab from LCR video tribute.

Watch These Delusional Log Cabin Republicans Praise Melania Trump as Gay Icon in Cringey Video

Group awards the Spirit of Lincoln Award to former first lady for some reason

By |2021-11-10T09:25:03-05:00November 10th, 2021|National, News|

Those zany Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) are at it again. In a new video, the allegedly LGBTQ+ organization hailed former first lady Melania Trump as a gay icon. The video lauds Trump as “the first Republican first lady ever to support our community.” Not really much of an accomplishment considering Democrat first ladies have been supporting gay rights going all the way back to Rosalynn Carter in 1976. 

Trump was presented the LCR Spirit of Lincoln Award at their annual gala, which was held at Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Club on Nov. 6. 

“From the moment I met first lady Melania Trump at the beginning of the Trump administration, I knew our community had an advocate,” said Richard Grenell, former ambassador to Germany.

In the video, clips of Trump play as the Republicans praise her “support [to] our community.” One clip includes her wearing her infamous “I really don’t care, do U?” jacket while visiting children who were forcibly separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

“I’m not so sure where she got her passion for equality, but it was there, and it was real,” Grenell went on. “Maybe it’s because she’s the most international first lady we’ve ever had? She speaks so many languages, understands so many cultures, appreciates diversity.”

Also seen in the video is a giddy man in a rainbow MAGA T-shirt. “Let’s be honest,” he says, “the gays love first lady Melania Trump. Now don’t get me wrong, we love [Donald] Trump too, but man, she made him look good.”

Trump actually made a video for LCR’s 2020 Outspoken Campaign. But, beyond that, it’s unclear exactly what she did for the LGBTQ+ community during her time in the White House. Or even before. Or since. 

LCR hinted prior to the gala that former President Donald Trump might appear, but, not surprisingly, he did not. No word on whether he actually watched the touching tribute video to his wife.

About the Author:

Jason A. Michael
Jason A. Michael joined Between The Lines as a contributing writer in 1999. He has received both the Spirit of Detroit Award (presented by the Detroit City Council) and the Media Award from the Community Pride Banquet & Awards Ceremony for his writing and activism. Jason is also an Essence magazine bestselling author for his authorized biography "Strength Of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story," released on his own JAM Books imprint.