"FYI"---National LGBT conference call Friday, June 6th at 6:00 pm Eastern time, to discuss how the LGBT community can come together to assist Barack Obama's election efforts.

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    Jun 06, 2008 2:35 AM GMT
    (I just received this info today) On this page there is info. re: Baracks support for the LGBT Community, his plan to combat Global HIV:AIDS, and a letter from Barack to the LGBT Community. This is also a RSVP page to register to take part in the conference call, which is open to anyone. This may be found at ----http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/lgbtcall
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    Jun 06, 2008 2:44 AM GMT
    I got that email too. I would love to be on that call, but I will be plotting and planning with the politician I work for to on how to be a smash hit when he speaks at the Pride parade this weekend. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 06, 2008 1:25 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidI got that email too. I would love to be on that call, but I will be plotting and planning with the politician I work for to on how to be a smash hit when he speaks at the Pride parade this weekend. icon_biggrin.gif
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well MunchingZ -- from your informed posts here, I'd say the politician you work for, couldn't be in much better "hands" than yours for his speech writing efforts!!! Good luck, and let us know how that goes !!!
  • auryn

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    Jun 06, 2008 5:43 PM GMT

    Munch is Obama's speech writer?? o_0 Great job!
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    Jun 07, 2008 2:50 AM GMT
    I wish I was part of Obama's speech team! That is something for the resume. Nope, I am just a campaign grunt, but I am the only gay member of the staff as far as I can tell so I get asked to do lots of gay related things.

    Were any of you on the call? It went down like this. A few prominent members of the political GLBT community like Joe Solmonese and Tobias Wolf came on and said "Look Hillary supporters, I know it sucks your candidate lost but here is why you should stump for Barack". Joe was actually in the middle of a fundraising bike ride between SanFran and LA.

    Obama will be on a future call.
  • SkyMiles

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    Jun 07, 2008 3:54 AM GMT
    I tend to be cynical, but I'll throw out the softball -- does Obama really intend anything substantial as far as advancing equal rights for gays and lesbians or are we just one of many interest groups that must be aknowledged?

    (I just saw Hillary, Obama and McSame's speeches at AIPAC to see which could out-kiss Israel's ass, which is why I ask it like that. icon_rolleyes.gif I'd love to believe that Israeli politicians get elected based on which one promises to represent AMERICAN interests the strongest :lolicon_smile.gif
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    Jun 07, 2008 4:08 AM GMT
    Obama has made gay rights part of his agenda and the LGBT community part of his coalition from the beginning. With a new sizable majority in the Senate and House I don't see how gay rights can't be furthered.


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    Jun 11, 2008 1:36 AM GMT
    If Senator Obama wins in November, lets see what happens on that issue. If nothing happens, which I suspect is the case, would you Democrats consider becoming Republicans. If we outnumbered the Christian Taliban the Republican party would be more supportive of us.
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    Jun 13, 2008 2:09 AM GMT
    Conference call?? What a joke. We are what percentage of the population ? I think we deserve a little more than a damn phone call. lol.
  • SkyMiles

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    Jun 13, 2008 3:07 AM GMT
    It sounds good to me! It looks like the 'good guys' aka, us, are getting more representation here with Obama than with McCain, Bush, Kerry or Gore, and a chance to really make something happen on the human rights front.

    Of course, this is the pandering season, so yes I will be disappointed if this all turns out to be lip service but I think we all stand a lot better chance for real change with Obama. All other things aside, I just don't see the 70+ year old McCain suddenly, shockingly, and contrary to his political party's platform (seriously, it's on the RNC website) being a great civil rights champion for us.