Just received this announcement about an upcoming event sponsored by the Allegheny County Democratic Committee. Hmmm … here's my initial reaction. First, while well intentioned, I think focusing on “issues of concern” puts a bit of a negative spin on the dialogue. We aren't necessarily going to show up to whine. Perhaps just GLBT Issues would have been more effective.
My issues of concern? How about extending non-discrimination protections beyond city limits to the entire county? Or providing full domestic partnership benefits? Or putting some openly LGBT individuals in positions of influence, prominence and power — enough with the wink, wink, nudge, nudge gay men …
But its Friday night and while I have to spend most of tomorrow inside Century III Mall at an event, I'm signing off now to go enjoy my evening whilst I can.
GLBT ISSUES OF CONCERN FORUM:
DATE: Monday, April 30th
TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
315 Shady Avenue at
FORMAT: Interested community members will have the opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns to candidates running for local, city and countwide offices. Discuss any and all issues of importance to you!
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED
Questions? Please call: 412.321.2995
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