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Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Obama Effect

Barack Obama's historic victory has energized the longstanding struggle and hopes of America's civil rights advocates. His landslide win has brought much needed faith and optimism regarding our country's current situation and near future. And for the African American community in particular, his triumph has had an undeniable impact on diversity. What will it mean now for LGBT media? Have we won? And is Obama’s message of unity going to dispel the need to recognize and strengthen its parts?

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Gay Vote

Today is Election Day 2008. To many (myself included), this day has been a very long time in coming. You’d be forgiven for thinking this was the longest presidential election campaign in U.S. history – it certainly felt that way many times over the past two years. It was also likely the most extensively covered U.S. presidential election in history. It was nearly impossible to escape the nearly blanket coverage of the election in many print, broadcast and online outlets, particularly over the past three months.

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