Allegheny County Dems Invite the Gays Over For a Chat

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:

OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH ENDORSED DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR LOCAL OFFICES

 

 

DATE:     Monday, April 30th

 

TIME:     6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 

WHERE:   Calvary Episcopal Church

          315 Shady Avenue at Walnut Street

          (Shadyside)Pittsburgh,PA 15206

 

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

 

Sponsored by The Allegheny County Democratic Committee

 

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