Chicago/Michigan Log Cabin Republican Camp Out


It’s time again for the Log Cabin Republicans Annual campout! This year we’re headed to Campit Resort (that’s right, it’s not a campground, it’s a resort), for the weekend. This is always a great time, and full of other like minded folks. Click Here for Details

Gary Glenn Describing Himself

“You guys, we’re in Michigan and organized labor has to go to the extreme position of trying to put something on the ballot to prohibit right to work legislation in advance . . . who would have ever thought?” Gary Glenn on Off the Record March 2, 2012

Replace organized labor with “Anti-Gay Crackerjack” and right to work legislation with “marriage equality” and you have Gary Glenn describing himself.

If an anti Right-to-Work ballot initiative is extreme and preemptive as he thinks it is how was a gay marriage ban in Michigan not exactly the same thing?

Matt Pascoe Named Treasurer


August 8, 2011

Log Cabin Republicans Name New Treasurer

Bay City, MI — The Michigan Log Cabin Republicans are pleased to welcome Matt Pascoe of Ferndale to the State Executive

 Board as Treasurer. “I’m very excited to be getting more active in the organization. Its clear things are beginning to change with the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and Republican’s securing the remainder of the votes necessary to pass gay marriage in New York” said Pascoe.

Matt is 26 years old and attends Oakland University. He is also a general manager at Extended Stay Hotels. He will be taking over for former treasurer, Tyler Whitney who resigned earlier this month to work on Gov. Gary Johnsons Presidential bid.


“We are very excited to have Matt on board. It’s always refreshing to see a vocal gay conservative who is willing to stand up for our rights as gays and lesbians” said Joe Sylvester, Chairman of the Michigan LCRs.


The Michigan Log Cabin Republicans are the largest organization of gay and lesbian Republicans in the state.


For more information, contact Joe Sylvester at  or

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Gary Glenn backed candidate comes in 3rd in a 3-way race

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Jay Peters

It looks like the Gary Glenn backed anti-gay candidate came in 3rd place tonight in a 3-way race for Holland City Commission. Jay Peters, whom Gary was trying to defeat handily won reelection.

Grand Rapids Press Article

and here

If Gary cannot muster enough votes to get one of his anti-gay buddies on a small town city commission how can anyone expect him to defeat Debbie Stabenow?

Log Cabin Republicans call on Gary Glenn to Exit Senate Race


July 31, 2011

Log Cabin Republicans Urge Gary Glenn to Drop US Senate Bid
Bay City, MI — The Michigan Log Cabin Republicans are calling on Gary Glenn, a Republican candidate for the United States Senate to get out of the race as he continues his gay-baiting. Glenn made the news again this evening with a story in The Grand Rapids Press where his organization, The American Family Association of MI ran an ad against Holland City Council Members using the word “homosexual” and “cross dressing” six different times similar to one he ran two years ago in which homosexual was mentioned ten times.

“We need a serious candidate to defeat Debbie Stabenow next year and a gay-obsessed crackerjack like Gary Glenn is not the answer”. “Furthermore I don’t think amongst the grassroots that a career politician, a lobbyist and a political agitator qualifies someone for the United States Senate”, said Joe Sylvester, Chairman of the Michigan Log Cabin Republicans.

The Michigan Log Cabin Republicans are the largest organization of gay and lesbian Republicans in the state.

How Michele Bachmann Lost a Young Conservative

I don’t like posting articles in their entirety, but this one is well worth the read. I couldn’t have worded it better myself. It mirrors my thoughts exactly…

Smerconish: How Michele Bachmann lost a young conservative
Michael Smerconish, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Published: 7:23 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Michele Bachmann, meet Ben Haney.

In other circumstances, Ben could have been a real asset to your campaign. He’s a 28-year-old Republican with experience as a traveling advance man for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008. Ben was born and raised in the critically important suburbs of Philadelphia. Having taught government at a high school, Ben now runs his own real estate investment company and co-owns a Philadelphia bar. In fact, one of his business partners is Rob McElhenney, star and creator of the TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

Ben was raised Catholic. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame after spending a semester interning for Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., in Washington. Ben comes from a great family, and I can personally attest to his character. For two summers he interned for my talk-radio program (on a station that then featured conservative icons Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity).

I will never forget the day he jumped unsolicited into his car and drove three hours to the nation’s capital to stand in line and pay his respects to President Ronald Reagan as he lay in state — all while providing my listeners with live reports.

Ben is troubled by your signing of a 14-point pro-marriage pledge at the request of the Family Leader, an Iowa social conservative group. It’s not only the part about black kids being better off under slavery than they are today that caught his eye. (Yes, he knows that language was dropped after you signed the pledge.) It’s the verbiage about sexuality being a choice.

You signed a document challenging the belief that sexuality is predetermined. The Family Leader pledge laments that marriage is “debased” by an “antiscientific bias which holds, in complete absence of empirical proof, that nonheterosexual inclinations are genetically determined, irresistible, and akin to innate traits like race, gender, and eye color.”

See, my friend and former intern Ben is gay. And he never made any such choice.

Your thinking is nothing new, and it runs in your family.

In 2004, at the National Education Leadership Conference, you said of the gay lifestyle: “It’s a very sad life. It’s part of Satan, I think, to say this is gay. It’s anything but gay.”

Then there’s your husband, Marcus, who obtained his Ph.D. by virtue of a correspondence course. He runs a mental-health clinic but, according to Politico, is not registered with any of the three state boards that certify mental health practitioners. (Minnesota is one of the only states in which you can practice mental health without a license.)

Last year, when asked during a radio interview about parenting homosexual children, he said: “We have to understand: Barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined. Just because someone feels it or thinks it doesn’t mean that we are supposed to go down that road. That’s what is called the sinful nature.”

Marcus Bachmann has denied that his clinic engages in attempts to “pray away the gay,” but ABC’s Nightline recently aired an interview with a man who said that, at age 17, he sought help from Bachmann & Associates and the “path for my therapy would be to read the Bible, pray to God that I would no longer be gay.”

Naturally, Ben, a proud Notre Dame alum, doesn’t appreciate the reference to the devil, nor being compared to barbarians. His life is anything but “sad,” and there are a number of things he thinks you should know.

First, he’s always known he was gay. “I’ve always known something was different,” he told me. “Coming out is more a process of accepting yourself than anything else.”

Second, there is nothing in his background that caused it. He is part of a conservative family and attended a Catholic high school and college — an upbringing that he says did nothing to “promote being gay.”

And he wonders who exactly you think would “choose” to be gay, given the myriad personal, emotional and legal issues that a homosexual lifestyle introduces.

“If you could simply choose who you were sexually attracted to,” Ben wondered, “wouldn’t you choose the path of least resistance? Being gay creates problems and obstacles in life that no one would willingly choose.”

Yet despite these obstacles, Ben still believes that once the predisposition toward sexuality is understood as being just that, the basis for the discrimination he faces will dissipate.

“Thankfully we live in a country that, for the most part, does not permit discrimination against those things a person cannot control. We don’t tolerate bias based on race, or gender, or disabilities, because people don’t choose these fates,” Ben said.

“Sadly, obstacles remain in regards to sexuality due to ignorance by many toward the gay community. Once there is a realization that gays are normal members of their families and society who just want a chance to live their lives like anyone else, we’re one step closer to equality.”

Ben also has a political observation he wishes to share. Signing a pledge that says he and others chose their sexuality, your husband’s equating homosexuals with barbarians, and attempts to pray out of one’s sexual preference are shortsighted and show your naivete about winning the presidency.

Such beliefs may win you the votes for the Republican nomination, but they all but guarantee that you will not win the moderate voters who continually decide presidential elections. To them and most of the nation, your positions are out of touch, insulting, and downright flaky.

The Bachmann Family dun dun da dun *snap* *snap*

The more I read and hear about the Bachmann family the stranger they appear to be. When Congresswoman Michele Bachmann first announced that she was running for President some quotes had come out with her comparing gays to Satan.

A few weeks later the headlines were that Mr. Marcus Bachmann (famous for his ‘gays are barbarians’ bit) is running a clinic (partially on taxpayers dollars) that helps people with “reparative therapy”, or ‘pray the gay away’. At first Bachmann denied this but later on admitted to it a midst a flurry of people coming out  and telling of their experiences at his clinic.  Comedian John Stewart surmises that Mr. Bachmann “Seemingly want’s them to pray the gay away so that he can hoard it for himself“.

Another doozie came out today… Michele has been a member of a church for ten years that still compares the Papacy to the anti Christ. Her churches warring with other Christian faith explains why she is so willing to fight battles of the past over and over again.

I think it’s safe to say that the only people Michele Bachmann likes are Pentecostal snake handlers, idiot’s like Gary Glenn and fascistic Church of the Nazarene types like Bill & Michelle Voorheis who make it their business to be in your business.

Op-Ed by Joe Sylvester

In case you missed it. . .

Former (Fired) Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell’s motion to seal his deposition was denied by Federal Judge. This guy has went out of his way to stalk, harass and embarrass gay people and now that he has lost the battles and is on the verge of losing the war he want’s to play the role of victim.

Representative Paul Scott who has a big problem with gay and transgender people has fathered a child out of wedlock with one of his staffers. Where is the outcry from his extreme social conservative supporters?

Gary Glenn doing what he does best… being a moron…

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MILCR Calls for Firing of Shirvell


Joe Sylvester
Michigan Log Cabin Republicans

Michigan Log Cabin Republican’s Call for the Firing of Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell

Bay City, MI — October 1, 2010 — Members of the Michigan Log Cabin Republicans have long been the target of Assistant Attorneys General Andrew Shirvells insulting, demeaning and libelous unsolicited correspondence. We join today with Equality Michigan in demanding that Attorney General Mike Cox fire Andrew Shirvell.

“Anyone who illustrates a profound lack of judgement as Shirvell has and appears to lack any sort of objectivity should not have a job in Michigan’s top law enforcement office”, said Joe Sylvester, Chairman of the Michigan Log Cabin Republicans.

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LCR Update

Log Cabin Members –

I am pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the Executive Board of the Michigan Log Cabin Republicans: Joseph Verran from the fabulous Ferndale, William Paxson from Ypsilanti and Peter Buxton from Kalamazoo. The new members of the board will be helping to plan special events, push for a more inclusive GOP and helping to elect candidates that support the mission of LCR.

As all of you are aware operating a political organization takes money.
Membership dues are our primary means of spreading our message. Please
consider donating to LCR today! Individual membership is $25 per person.
Checks can be made payable to:
Michigan Log Cabin Republicans
1217 Webster St.
Bay City, MI 48708

MI-LCR friend and GOProud <> founder, Christopher Barron is set to marry his partner Shawn on St. Patrick’s Day in Washington DC. We wish him a very happy and long life together with his partner!

Lesbian is discharged from the Air Force after police out

Joe Sylvester
Michigan Log Cabin Republicans

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