Arizonian Activists Seek Gay Vote

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Arizona’s gay activists aren’t taking any chances on this November’s election:

Valley gay community leaders have launched their own voter drive ahead of this fall’s high-stakes election: Out the Vote.

The nonpartisan group by the same name – conceived last month during a brainstorming session of about 40 gay community leaders – has been targeting bars, churches and other gathering places to register members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

Leaders hope to boost voter turnout among the community during a critical election year when all 90 seats in the state Legislature, several Congressional seats and the White House will be up for grabs.

Those are some high stakes, especially since the state’s social conservatives are pushing for a ballot measure to ban gay marriage. Out that vote, homos – and out it good!