Local gay Republican activists Mike Hubbard and Tom Weirich were chosen as members of the D.C. Republican Committee last month, bringing the total number of gays and lesbians on the 99-member panel to at least 20, said spokesperson Paul Craney.
Among the gays on the committee is Chairman Robert Kabel, who previously served as president of Log Cabin Republicans, a national LGBT partisan group.
Weirich is vice president of membership and corporate relations for the American Council on Renewable Energy, a national advocacy group for integrating renewable energy sources into the U.S. economy.
Hubbard, who has worked locally as a paralegal, is active in local and national GOP activities and is a member of Log Cabin Republicans of D.C.
Weirich said he is a member of both Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud, a new LGBT conservative group formed by former Log Cabin members who believed Log Cabin wasn’t conservative enough on non-gay issues.