Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Gays Welcomed at DNC

Leah Daughtry, chief of staff for the Democratic National Convention, says she (and other top officials in the DNC) would like to see an increase in the number of LGBT attendees at this year's convention in Denver. Daughtry extended this invitation at the National Black Justice Coalition convention last weekend.

“We made a commitment . . . that we wanted to do something different,” she said. “We wanted to make sure, make a way so that people from various communities, and particularly the GLBT community, would have a seat at the table, would have a voice, would have a vote when we nominate our president of the United States.”

Daughtry has historically not been a friend of the gay community. She has opposed a request for a quota on representation and at one point Stonewall Democrats requested her removal because of her homophobic actions. Not sure what may have triggered her new attitude and I won't offer my assumptions. Let's just be content with the fact that she has changed her actions.

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