U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Miami, will be the main speaker on Saturday at the LGBT-oriented Log Cabin Republicans of Miami third annual fundraiser.
Curbelo is a longtime friend of Log Cabin Republicans. A year ago, while running for Congress, he told the Miami group he supports same-sex marriage.
“I have many gay friends. They are hard-working people. They love this country. And quite frankly I think most of them would be Republican if some in our party wouldn’t express themselves in such an unfortunate way,” Curbelo said in May 2014.
Also on this Saturday night’s program: state Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, Republican Committeewoman Liliana Ros and entertainment by Music Matters.
The fundraiser begins 8 p.m. Saturday at The Ren Cigar Lounge, 10855 SW 72nd St., Miami. Free cigars to first 25 people. Guayaberas encouraged. $50 suggested donation.
Here’s an open letter from Log Cabin chapter president Mimi Planas via Facebook:
Dear Log Cabin Members & Friends,
We are very excited about our upcoming Fundraiser this weekend!
We hope all of you can attend as we start gearing up for what we are sure is going to be a very busy 2016!
LCR Miami has been on the forefront of the Republican battle for years now and we are proud movers and shakers. If ever there was a time to move and shake - it is NOW! With the 2016 elections closing in, we are doing what we can to be ready to move fast, there is no time to waste.
This is why our fundraiser is so important. It will help us ensure we can continue the work we did last year in getting the Right Republicans elected!
We humbly ask that you join us in our mission. Come to our Fundraiser, support our club and take an early stand for 2016.
Attached are all the details. Hope to see you all there!
Onward & Upward!
The Log Cabin Republicans Gang