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James Owens is co-founder of Freedom Oregon, president of the Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) of Oregon. Since he was elected, James has brought much-needed media attention to LCR as a featured guest on the statewide program Think Out Loud, as a guest columnist for The Oregonian and in several interviews and comments in publications across the state. James continues to work alongside leaders of other conservative groups building partnerships and coalitions that focus on advancing equality and inclusiveness. Outside his leadership role at LCR, James runs a mobility device company and has worked on several charitable causes, ranging from building churches in Mexico to serving food to the homeless at a shelter in San Francisco to volunteering his time at an AIDS clinic. He lives in Oregon.
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Entries by James Owens

Shame on You, Basic Rights Oregon

(9) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 8:47 PM

I ran for a legislative seat here in Oregon and lost. But during the endorsement process I gained an interesting insight into politics: In the eyes of most LGBT groups, regardless of whether you're an avid supporter of LGBT rights, an "R" by your name is a scarlet letter.

If...

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The Gay Warrior

(5) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 9:09 PM

There comes a point in history when a man is put to the test and can either fail or succeed. He can either hide, ashamed, and return to his place of comfort, or he can stand firm and fight. Today, a band of men stand tall, primed for another victory....

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Republicans and Democrats Can Both Learn From a Gay Conservative

(8) Comments | Posted June 28, 2013 | 9:00 AM

A gay Republican is an oxymoron, no matter what side of the aisle you're on. It's a scary thought for social conservatives, because what would happen to this party and what it stands for if it were taken over by immoral and reprehensible sinners? After all, gay Republicans are just...

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RNC Quietly Sweeps Houston Anti-Gay Incident Under the Rug

(26) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 2:27 PM

Chris Busby is the vice president of the Log Cabin Republicans of Houston and has worked as a volunteer supporting the Republican Party for a number of years. Recently he made the decision to run for a Precinct Committee Person (PCP) vacancy in the Harris County Republican Party. Becoming a...

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An Inclusive GOP Requires New Leadership

(13) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 9:00 AM

After serious research and soul searching, the Republican National Committee (RNC) recently unveiled its new and refreshing "Growth and Opportunity Project," calling for inclusiveness across generational and minority groups. The plan calls for outreach and support for issues of importance to groups who have been typically excluded from...

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