Sapphic Superwomen Start Lesbian Super PAC

The evil Republican Legion of Doom’s War on Women has birthed a new league dedicated to truth, justice, reproductive rights and the LGBT way: LPAC, a lesbian-oriented Super Political Action Committee that officially launched Wednesday, seeks to raise $1 million to donate in local races around the nation.
“After decades of being a small subset of players in women’s rights and LGBT rights political efforts, the women of LPAC are stepping up to get organized like never before, aiming to give lesbians a real and meaningful seat at the table,” organizers said in a statement. “With significant resources behind us, LPAC plans to make a true impact for lesbians in the 2012 election cycle and beyond.”

The group will back candidates and ballot measures that champion ending discrimination against the LGBT community; support sexual and reproductive freedom and women’s access to quality health care; and further social, economic and racial justice for all Americans.

LPAC is shaping up to be the Avengers of the Super PAC world, with heavy hitters like Glee‘s Jane Lynch and tennis legend Billie Jean King, Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts and activist Urvashi Vaid signing up. “This year we have seen politicians repeatedly support policies that harm women,” Lynch said in a release. “It is important to me to elect leaders who care about issues that impact women and their families.”

King, whose super-powered serve helped her win 12 Grand Slam titles, added that the committee will provide lesbians “a new, stronger voice and a real and respected seat at the table when politicians make policy that impacts our lives.”

Tackling such a wide range of issues—LGBT equality, racial justice, healthcare—is a daunting task, but we think LPAC has a shot. After all, how can the crooked cronies of GOP, Inc. stand up to their mighty lesbian organizational skills?