The Log Cabin Republicans announced yesterday that former First Lady Melania Trump will receive the coveted Spirit of Lincoln award at its annual gala in November.
The group said the award “is an annual tradition to honor those who exemplify a commitment to enhancing personal freedom, encouraging individual responsibility, and ensuring equality under the law for all Americans.”
The organization issued a press release that said: “The Log Cabin Republicans, the nation’s largest organization representing conservative LGBT Americans and allies, is pleased to announce that First Lady Melania Trump will be the guest of honor at Log Cabin Republicans & Liberty Education Forum’s annual Spirit of Lincoln Gala, where she will be celebrated with the 2021 Spirit of Lincoln Award.
“The Spirit of Lincoln Gala, to be held in November at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, FL, is an annual tradition to honor those who exemplify a commitment to enhancing personal freedom, encouraging individual responsibility, and ensuring equality under the law for all Americans.
“During and after her time in office, First Lady Melania Trump has proven time and again her leadership on those principles.
“Her BE BEST initiative focused on those most vulnerable among us – children – by encouraging them to be their best, drawing attention to young Americans social and emotional health, issues that LGBT Americans of all stripes empathize with.
“Moreover, in the heat of the presidential election last year, the First Lady passionately reiterated her husband’s commitment to LGBT Americans, supported diversity of thought, and made clear that we are welcome members of the Republican Party, a historic moment not just for LGBT conservatives but for the history of the GOP.
“Melania Trump’s acceptance to be the guest of honor at the Spirit of Lincoln Gala even after she has left the White House only reaffirms her unwavering support for the LGBT community.
“Melania Trump’s work as First Lady, from helping children reach their full potential to championing a more inclusive Republican Party, has been historic,” Log Cabin Republicans Managing Director Charles Moran said.
“Her vocal support of Log Cabin Republicans has been a signal to Republicans everywhere that it is possible to simultaneously be conservative and support equality under the law for all Americans.”
BREAKING: @LogCabinGOP is pleased to announce that First Lady @MELANIATRUMP will be the guest of honor at Log Cabin Republicans & Liberty Education Forum's annual 2021 Spirit of Lincoln Gala.— Log Cabin Republicans (@LogCabinGOP) September 14, 2021
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Log Cabin Republicans to Honor First Lady Melania Trump with Spirit of Lincoln Award https://t.co/1ljryHmcDB— Sharon (@SweetFreedom29) September 15, 2021