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Without Your Help, The Story Of Queer Politicians May Go Forgotten

The pro-LGBT Victory Fund is helping support Breaking Through, a documentary in-progress about LGBT-elected officials like Houston’s lesbian mayor Annise Parker and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin. Historically queers have had to endure all manner of public smears, personal attacks, and even physical abuse and death threats just to serve in office—their brave stories deserve to be told. But the film’s producers need spare cash, airline miles, hotel points, care rental credits, or work experience to help make their project happen. Can you help out?

Via The Dallas Voice

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Aug 9, 2011
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  • 2 Comments
    • jeff4justice
      jeff4justice

      A few thoughts:

      1) Now that we have a black President and openly-gay elected officials, when will voters start to realize that alterative party candidates can win too? Why are we putting up with Republicans and Democrats no matter how much they ruin the country? When I hear people say alternative parties can’t win elections, let’s remember people used to think “blacks can’t win elections” and “gays can’t win elections.”

      2) The most expedite way to make things better for LGBT people is to fund reasonably paid (not 6-figure salary) grassroots community organizers who help build social community to enable friendships and support networks. This will empower more and more people to come out then that inevitably leads to political involvement and neighbors no longer voting against the equality of their out neighbor.

      We need to stop funding the mega LGBT groups who pay their executive directors 6-figure salaries (a counter incentive to achieving progress); duplicate the same objectives as other LGBT groups; foster LGBT label segregation; typically operate from top-down directive instead of at the grassroots level; display a blatant bias towards Democrats while ignoring 100% supportive parties such as the Green, Peace & Freedom, and Libertarian parties; and also ignore rural/suburb/small town areas unless there is an opportunity to be reactive to something for publicity.

      If you feel me on this and want to collaborate on this objective, hit me up at jeff4justice.com – contact info on left-hand side.

      Aug 9, 2011 at 11:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cammie
      Cammie

      I was so confused about what to buy, but this makes it udnesrantdable.

      Aug 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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