Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's poll. The responses were great, and if you haven't voted yet you still can.
This week's WOMYN poll is:
"Which political figure do you think has done the most for LGBTQ equality in the past year?"
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(You can view the results of the poll in WOMYN magazine when it hits campus late fall semester!)
"You've got to elect gay people."
Harvey Milk (from his Hope Speech, 1978)
Whether they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or straight-allied, LGBTQ-friendly individuals in positions of political power have done a lot for us this past year. Most recently, Judge Vaugh Walker, the District Judge of the Northern California District Court, overturned the Prop 8 ruling in the exciting trial this August. (A stay was recently decided on his ruling; click here to read the full story.) In addition to Walker, many other political figures have contributed a lot in the fight for LGBTQ equality. Who do you think has done the most for our community this year? Express your ideas and opinions in the poll and comments section this week, and let's start a discussion on politicians who fight for equality.
Did you know? There is a group of politicians that fight for LGBTQ-equality known as the National Stonewall Democrats? The group is one of the few LGBT-rights organizations that is officially affiliated with the Democratic party, and it was founded by Barney Frank in 1998.
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