Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Black LGBT Presidential Forum in L.A.

Today, the African-American LGBT community in L.A. is hosting the first presidential forum to discuss the issues relative to our community and the race to the White House. Contenders from both parties have been invited to attend. The event will be hosted by my favorite blogger Jasmyne Cannick and star of season 3 College Hill Ray Cunningham. I won't hold my breath in thinking that any of the candidates will accept the invitation. But I love the fact that this event happening.

The black LGBT community is becoming more and more visible and eventually all candidates will realize that our voice is important also. I love this quote from Jasmyne Cannick - "when you’re black and gay, marriage may not be the defining issue for you in comparison to putting food on the table and having a roof over your head. Hopefully, this forum will shed light on the issues that black gays see as being most important while letting our presidential candidates know that our voices and votes count too and that all gays aren’t white and all blacks aren’t homophobic or heterosexual and our vote is not to be taken for granted or our voices ignored."

Can't wait to hear how the night went, who turned out, and what all happened.

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