With word that Sanjay Gupta may be Surgeon General, the arrival of a flashy new website to get Americans to serve their country and Obama arriving in D.C. to his inauguration by way of old-timey whistle stop tour, it seems pretty clear the new President embraces Marshal McLuhan’s dictum that “the medium is the message.”
Case in point: Two of the people invites on the whistle stop tour– and who will appear onstage with Obama — are a lesbian couple involved in grassroots activism.
The Washington Blade reports:
“Today the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee announced the names of 16 families who will join President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden on their Whistle Stop Tour to D.C. the Saturday before the inauguration.
Lesbian couple Lisa Hazirjian and her partner Michelle have been invited to join the Whistle Stop Tour and appear onstage with Obama and Biden during events.
Hazirjian, who is from Ohio, serves as an at-large board member of Equality Ohio, as a member of the Cleveland Stonewall Democrats and as a volunteer for Cleveland Families Count, an organization formed to defend the new domestic partner registry in the city.
She is now establishing herself as a leader in our community at the grassroots level, serving as an at-large board member of Equality Ohio, a member of the incredibly effective Cleveland Stonewall Democrats, and a volunteer with Cleveland Families Count, the organization formed recently to defend the new domestic partnership registry in Cleveland. “