Trump and Melania Making Moves on the LGBTQ+ Vote Ahead of Election

Donald Trump’s Wife, Melania Trump, is headlining a fundraiser for an LGBT Political Group at his estate in Mar-a-Lago as the former President seems to be expanding his efforts to gain support within the LGBT community.

Headling the Fundraiser

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Donald Trump’s Wife and former First Lady, Melania Trump, will soon be headlining a fundraiser with the Log Cabin Republicans at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s large estate and club in Palm Beach.

The Log Cabin Republicans

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Founded in 1977, the Log Cabin Republicans is a political organization that advocates for the rights of LGBT Americans within the Republican Party and has been a leading voice for LGBT conservatives and their allies. 

Expanding Appeal

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It would seem that by having such an event headlined by his wife and taking place in his prized estate and club, Trump is making a move to expand his appeal within the LGBT community.

Where Was Melania

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Melania’s Involvement is also somewhat surprising since the majority of Trump’s reelection campaign has seen the former first lady almost entirely absent, leading many to ask, “Where is Melania?”

The Role of the First Lady

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Traditionally, the First Lady of the United States takes on a great deal of responsibility by leading initiatives and helping to cultivate the President’s image both on and off the election trail.

Out of the Spotlight

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Though we are still unsure what Melania has been doing while her husband spearheaded another election campaign, there were reports that Melania simply prefers her privacy, which would be difficult to maintain with a husband like Donald Trump.

Expanding Voters

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However, it looks like Melania is finally stepping out of the shadows and is ready to contribute to Trump’s reelection campaign and looking for opportunities to expand his voter base.

Trump Pride Rallies

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Running as a Republican, Trump has struggled to win the favor of LGBT voters in the past despite engaging with the community through initiatives like Trump Pride rallies in 2020.

Grenell Outreach

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Trump does, however, have Richard Grenell. Grenell is Trump’s openly gay former ambassador to Germany and former acting director of national intelligence who plays a prominent role in Trump’s LGBT outreach.

10- Pro-Gay Trump

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At one point, when trying to promote Trump’s commitment to the LGBT community, Grenell said Trump was the “most pro-gay president in American history.” 

Trump’s LGBT History

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You may be surprised to find out, but Trump actually does have a long history of speaking out about LGBT issues that go back all the way to the 1980s HIV/AIDS crisis.

The Cure for Aids

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When Trump was early into his Presidency, he actually spoke out about his commitment to finding a cure for AIDs and the work he would do to ensure it would no longer be a problem by 2030.

Ending the AIDS Epidemic

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Trump said at a Dallas Rally in 2019, “We will achieve new breakthroughs in science and medicine, finding new cures for childhood cancer and ending the AIDS epidemic in America in less than 10 years.”

LGBT Service

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Trump also expressed his support for the LGBT community when criticizing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and its effect on LGBT individuals who wanted to serve in the military.

A Position of Responsibility

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Trump said, “If a gay person can be a doctor or a lawyer or a teacher or take another position of responsibility, why can’t they serve this country in the military?

Former VP Mike Pence

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Many readers might find it surprising that Trump seems to have a historically pro-LGBT position because his former Vice-President, Mike Pence, was such an outspoken critic of the LGBT community.

Pence’s Stance on the LGBT Community

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Throughout his political career and time as VP, Pence spoke out against same-sex marriage, LGBT military service, and legislation or efforts that attempted to expand the rights of the LGBT community.

Regaining Favor

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Now, it would seem that Trump is attempting to regain favor with the LGBT community, but how many people will be willing to look past his former VP who called homosexuality a “chosen lifestyle” and said same-sex marriage could cause a “socieatal collapse.”

Losing Votes

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A new poll recently revealed that individuals identifying as part of the LGBT community are steadily rising in America, and if Trump is unable to get their support, it could mean losing votes in what seems to be a very close election.

The post Trump Making Moves on the LGBTQ+ Vote Ahead of Election first appeared on Pulse of Pride.

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