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[News Clip: Log Cabin Republicans Rally]

Description: Video recording of a Log Cabin Republicans rally at the Fort Worth water gardens. Behind the speakers are people holding signs. Those belonging to LCR members include "Rally for Liberty", "Exclusion is not Inclusion", "Barry Goldwater good for Liberty I miss them both!", "Hate is not a family value", "I see the circus but where's the big tent", "Lesbian & Gay Equality", and the HRC logo. Those belonging to protesters include "Homosexuality is a Hell/Fire Sin!!" and one that lists out multiple grievances surrounded with a "SIN" border. At the end of the video the protesters are closer to the cameras and directly address group members and camera handlers.
Date: June 13, 1998
Duration: 7 minutes 04 seconds
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[News Clips: George W. Bush and Gay Republicans]

Description: Video recording of a "Fox News Live" broadcast, a broadcast of "The World Today" from CNN, and a "CBS Morning News" broadcast, all covering the George W. Bush presidential campaign. The reporters discuss his upcoming meeting with John McCain, his meeting with gay republicans, and other policy points that Bush is working towards.
Date: April 14, 2000
Duration: 6 minutes 11 seconds
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[Email from Walter Olson to the BQ Friends List, June 27, 1998]

Description: Email from Walter Olson to the BQ Friends List about current issues within gay activist circles. One of the things mentioned is an article within the publication 'Human Events' that comments on Charles Francis' influence over George W. Bush and his "homosexual activist" status.
Date: June 27, 1998
Creator: Olson, Walter
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["A Question of Loyalty" article, March 13, 2001]

Description: An article, written by Chris Bull for the LGBT magazine "The Advocate", that covers the Republican Unity Coalition, Log Cabin Republicans, and their members' responses to the new Bush administration. On the second page is an advertisement for a new movie.
Date: March 13, 2001
Creator: Bull, Chris
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[Letter from George W. Bush to Charles C. Francis, July 6, 1994]

Description: A letter from George W. Bush to Charles C. Francis thanking him for his contribution to his first campaign for Governor of Texas. Bush also includes a quick update of the campaign and mentions their friendship. At the bottom, below his signature, Bush wrote a note that reads "@ me again (unclear)".
Date: July 6, 1994
Creator: Bush, George W.
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["Bush Says He Won't Hesitate to Appoint Gays to Jobs" article, April 14, 2000]

Description: An article, written by Terry M. Neal for The Washington Post, that covers the then presidential candidate George W. Bush's opinion and policy surrounding gay and lesbian workers and applicants. The piece notes the work Bush's campaign group did in the lead-up to his meeting with the Log Cabin Republicans and cites Bush's previous interviews and stances on the topics.
Date: April 14, 2000
Creator: Neal, Terry M.
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["An Inauguration of Republican Unity" invitation]

Description: An invitation to an event titled, "An Inauguration of Republican Unity". The inaugural breakfast event was hosted by the Republican Unity Coalition to honor the election of President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard B. Cheney.
Date: January 19, 2001
Creator: The Republican Unity Coalition
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["Republican Unity Coalition (RUC) Statement on Senator Santorum" press release]

Description: A press release written by Charles C. Francis, as Co-Chairman of the Republican Unity Coalition, about the recent comments of Senator Rick Santorum comparing homosexuality to bigamy, incest, polygamy, and adultery. Francis requests an immediate apology but does not condemn Santorum for his actions.
Date: April 23, 2003
Creator: Francis, Charles C.
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["A friend indeed?" article, June 8, 1999]

Description: An article, written by Chris Bull for The Advocate, about hopes for George W. Bush's future actions and policies on gay and lesbian rights. It highlights Bush's friendship with Charles C. Francis and includes the words of other activists and people interested in the topic.
Date: June 8, 1999
Creator: Bull, Chris
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["Bush in Reversal, to Meet With a Gay Republican Group" article, April 8, 2000]

Description: An article, written by Frank Bruni for The New York Times, that covers an upcoming meeting between Presidential candidate George W. Bush and gay and lesbian Republicans. The meeting was set up by Charles C. Francis. The piece also covers a recent speech he delivered at the National Hispanic Women's Conference.
Date: April 8, 2000
Creator: Bruni, Frank
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[Handwritten note from Scott Evertz to Charles Francis, May 1, 2001]

Description: A handwritten note from Scott Evertz to Charles C. Francis thanking him. The note reads "Dear Charles, You really are a a dear friend, excellent advisor, & true Texas gentleman. Thanks so much for your friendship & your counsel. All the best, Scott". It was written on White House stationery.
Date: May 1, 2001
Creator: Evertz, Scott
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[Email from Charles Francis to Mary Cheney, September 16, 2002]

Description: An email from Charles C. Francis to Mary Cheney about fundraising totals through the RUC and whose campaigns they should put the money towards. THere are handwritten notes all over the paper and on the back is a message that appears to read "Soft to Parties - NRCC Senatorial Committee Linus (sp?) - (And J---) hard to candidates. 25,000 to Senate Republicans then g--- 25,000 to Senate --- Susan - & $5 each hard dollar to Susan & Gordon".
Date: September 16, 2002
Creator: Francis, Charles C.
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