To make real progress, more gay Americans must run for political office

  • metta

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    Apr 04, 2013 11:53 PM GMT
    To make real progress, more gay Americans must run for political office

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    Apr 05, 2013 12:24 AM GMT
    He's correct....but it seems, that as with most issues and causes, most would rather sit on their hands and bitch that something isn't being GIVEN to them, rather than getting involved and working to shape the future. Always easier to complain than to do and fix....because you will get shit on your hands and may have to make compromises with your enemies and look like either a crook or a turn-coat.........
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    Apr 05, 2013 5:47 AM GMT
    True. Gay men must also defy negative stereotypes by showcasing intelligence and hard work ethics. I'm sure any individual can appreciate that.
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    Apr 05, 2013 5:58 AM GMT
    Yes my fellow gay brothers, learn from the African American. If a man of color can be in the white house anything is possible. It is only a matter of time. I give us a century. Yes 2113 there will be a gay president! Uh if there is still a U.S. icon_neutral.gif

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    Apr 05, 2013 6:10 AM GMT
    We elect politicians to represent on ALL of our issues. I don't vote for people who are anti-gay, and I shouldn't expect other people to vote for my candidate just because he's gay.

    I want to elect officials because I support their position on a wide range of issues, and if they happen to be gay that is a plus.

    I don't think most people appreciate the immense political power the gay community has managed to garner. It is strongly disproportionate to our size in the population... We are a very very small minority.
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    Apr 05, 2013 11:34 AM GMT
    The make real progress ALL gay Americans must come out of the closet first. The sheer numbers will be too big to ignore. If you ain't with us...
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    Apr 05, 2013 11:37 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidThe make real progress ALL gay Americans must come out of the closet first. The sheer numbers will be too big to ignore. If you ain't with us...

    Ain't no1 got ballz fo dat!
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    Apr 05, 2013 11:50 AM GMT
    Adam228 saidWe elect politicians to represent on ALL of our issues. I don't vote for people who are anti-gay, and I shouldn't expect other people to vote for my candidate just because he's gay.

    I want to elect officials because I support their position on a wide range of issues, and if they happen to be gay that is a plus.

    I don't think most people appreciate the immense political power the gay community has managed to garner. It is strongly disproportionate to our size in the population... We are a very very small minority.


    1 openly gay Senator ( Tammy Baldwin) out of 100 Senators
    6 openly gay or bisexual House Representatives out of 435 Representatives (Mark Takano, Sean Patrick Maloney, Kyrsten Sinema, David Cicilline, Jared Polis, Mark Pocan).

    That's only 7 people in Congress out of 535.