FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday June 30, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) today announced the chartering of Log Cabin Republicans of Arizona (Arizona LCR). The new Arizona LCR board is composed of members from the existing LCR chapters in Phoenix and Tucson, and is led by Phoenix Chapter President Cale Ottens as chairman. The inaugural board also includes Tucson’s Chapter President Marrell Livesay and Vice President Bill Beard as well as the Phoenix Social Media Director Nick Moore, who also served as LCR’s regional political director for Arizona and Nevada during the 2020 campaign cycle.
“More and more gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender voters are rejecting the Left’s radical agenda every day, and Log Cabin is uniquely positioned to welcome this growing demographic into the Big Tent Republican Party,” Cale Ottens said. “In just under a year we have seen our chapter grow to nearly 50 dues-paying members in Phoenix with more people signing up online nearly every week. We are just getting started, and I’m confident our new statewide board will propel the Log Cabin mission to heights never before seen.”
Leading up to the launch, both of the existing LCR chapters have made great strides to expand the Republican Party’s message of inclusion to more voters. The Phoenix chapter launched a conservative Pride Month social media campaign, branded with the hashtag #PrideRight, and successfully reached nearly 300,000 people. Also in June, LCR’s Outspoken editor-in-chief Chadwick Moore headlined a Pride Month celebration in Scottsdale, and Log Cabin tables were set up at both the Bisbee Pride event in southern Arizona and the Arizona Federation of Republican Women’s summer meeting in Prescott.
Both chapters also have events planned for July and August. The Phoenix chapter is hosting its monthly “Thirsty Thursday” networking event on July 1 and Aug. 5 at the Thunderbird Lounge in central Phoenix, and the Tucson chapter will host a meeting at the North Italia restaurant in north Tucson on Sunday July 18. Additional events throughout Arizona will be announced in the weeks and months ahead.