A Bilerico reader sent in a link yesterday to the board of directors at the Log Cabin Republicans. Enough people in the community criticize the lack of diversity in leadership positions in the movement, but if you want to see what a Old Boys Club looks like, click the above link.
I'm not one for bean-counting, especially when it comes to political advocacy, since sometimes some ideological positions really are taken up by one ethnicity or gender. In those cases, it's better to question why certain ideological positions are more popular among certain people instead of asking for superficial diversity in highly visible positions just to make people feel better.
So here I wonder if it really is that there are almost no queer people of color or women who are Republicans. Compartmentalizing one minority status to support an ideology rooted in inequality, injustice, and hierarchy is possible, but any more than that and even the slowest people start to make those connections. Either that or the privilege that makes supporting an ideology based in protecting privilege worthwhile (and fundraising and leadership in such a movement possible) is almost completely lost the more barriers one has to fight.
Log Cabin's Executive Director Clarke Cooper told The Bilerico Project, via email, that the board of directors is chosen based on the ability fundraise and not because of any identity characteristic: