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15 August 2009

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King Drive

Great post.

I'm a huge Valerie Jarret fan.

Former COGIC

--->AMERICAblog's Joe Sudbay says the White House adviser was "quite forceful on this issue". Quite a compliment coming from a blog that was one of Obama's strongest supporters during the primaries and election—and has been one of the White House's fiercest critics on its lack of progress on LGBT issues.

Valerie Jarrett is very poised and very focused. I take her at her word on DADT. I think she (and Obama) beleive DOMA should be repealed but know it won't happen anytime soon.

Thank you for Sudbay's liveblog, the Huff Po article and the video. Queerty just posted the video and snark. I really appreciate how you let people make up their own minds, especially on the president and White House.

D. Askew

...I really appreciate how you let people make up their own minds, especially on the president and White House...

That's why I keep coming back.

libhomo

I hope the Obama administration won't take the same approach the Clinton administration did to queer issues. It's been that way so far.

Roderick

Great post Rod... People need to understand that it is us in the community that will have to Lobby for the things that we want. Clinton already stated in a previous post that the gay community needs to put more pressure on Congress. Why we don't seem to be getting the message baffles me. Instead we continue to blame Obama and others for leg work we needed to be doing ourselves. In some since the Gay community is still in the closet as a whole. We are only willing to meet with parties that are friendly to us. And we rarely advocate for any other issues accept our own. Hell it almost sounds like the GOP and we all see how well they're doing these days!

Greg G

>>> In some since the Gay community is still in the closet as a whole. We are only willing to meet with parties that are friendly to us. And we rarely advocate for any other issues accept our own. Hell it almost sounds like the GOP<<<

WTF? No, not true at all and I completely disagree.

Jarret is right in the sense that we do have to lobby Congress motre but the White House is NOT guilt free. Rep. Alcee Hastings and 80 other Congressmen proposed a stop loss solution to DADT. White House said NO. Hastings proposed defunding Pentagon's DADT investigation. White House said NO.

How dare you blame this on the "gay community"? Going to compare us to the anti-gay, gaybaiting warmongering and pro-torture Republican Party? And what issues we only advocate? You mean like health care reform and ending the war?

No, I think many black LGBTs need to get out of the closet (and I obviously am black LGBT) but not the gay community as a whole needs come out of the closet. The sad truth is that many blacks LGBTs need to come out. The mainstream LGBT community is pushing for civil right, ending DADT and marriage ... many black LGBTs are still closeted and going to their gay hating churches.

MRCHOCOLATE615

I'm glad to see this displayed with more true clarity. Over @ Queerty they have the kids there riled up and as usual saying such nasty things about the administration and saying Hillary would have done better!


Would she??? I don't think so

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