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POLITICS: Celebrating the problems & possibilities of politics


Celebrating the possibilities of political action and elections for our nation, our community, ourselves -- /Handling the difficulties (whoever wins!) of U.S. divisiveness for the LGTB Community, our nation and world, ourselves.

POLITICS: Join us in reflecting on the possibilities and problems of the election results and on specific areas of political action affecting GLBTs that you feel need to be addressed in our nation, our community, and ourselves.

The Election

  • How did you view the election of the President?  Do you believe the election effects -- you (how)? The gay community?  Why or why Not?  What does the election mean to you as a gay man?  Have attitudes really changed?
  • Thoughts on the first openly gay U.S. Senator?  What about the loss of the gay republican candidate for mayor of San Diego?  Would you support a gay Republican (see the case study)?
  • How have the gay political strides in the last 20 years affected you?

Gay Marriage

  • What do the marriage victories in Maine, Maryland, and Washington and Minnesota mean? Has the tide turned, is support of gay marriage no longer political suicide?
  • How will you react and/or feel if (1) the Supreme Court DOES grant Cert. and takes up the appeal in the Prop 8 case, and (2) the 9th Cir. is over turned and Prop 8 is declared valid?  DOMA cases?

General and International Gay Politics

  • How should we deal with Chik-fil-A issues?  Should the government deny Chik licenses to open in SF (else where - free speech issues)?  Should we boycott Fox, its advertisers, Chik-Fil-A?  Where do we draw the line?  Is that all too much?
  • What to do about divisiveness within the LGBT community,  thin ourselves, in our nation, and around the world?
  • Teaching gay history in schools; “outing”?
  • Are you aware of international gay issues?  Which ones?  Does it matter?
  • So, what can we do about gay issues over seas?

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  • Adam J. B.

    Great topic and well organized.

    November 29, 2012

  • Joel B.

    Great conversation....lively, animated, opinionated and factual.

    November 28, 2012

  • Bruce Justin M.

    Looking forward to meeting all of you and talking about the election and next steps. I just arrived last week from working on the Obama and progressive Democrats campaign in NH...where we elected the first gay executive council member and 4 new women to the governorship, US Senate, and US House.

    1 · November 27, 2012

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