Trump looks to make inroads with LGBT voters before November

Former first lady Melania Trump will host a high-dollar fundraiser with the Log Cabin Republicans on Saturday, a clear sign former President Donald Trump is making a concerted effort to woo LGBT voters, traditionally stalwart supporters of the Democratic Party, away from President Joe Biden ahead of the 2024 general election.

Richard Grenell, Trump’s former acting director of national intelligence and the first openly gay person to serve in a Cabinet-level position, will also attend the event.

LGBT voters accounted for roughly 7% of the electorate in the 2020 general election, with 93% of the demographic casting ballots that year. Fast forward to 2024, and the demographic has continued to grow, now surpassing 8% of the adult population, with more than 20% of Generation Z’ers now identifying as LGBT.

Trump earned roughly 14% of gay votes in 2020, roughly doubling his performance in 2016, and, in an election
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