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The Queer Community Needs to Unite to Support Cindy Sheehan

Posted by libhom Friday, October 12, 2007

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who queer baited openly gay SF Supervisor Harry Britt in order to get into Congress, has continued her heterosexist jihad to weaken lgbt civil rights legislation and to use divide and conquer tactics against our community.

From the Bay Area Reporter:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-San Francisco) office issued a statement late Friday afternoon (October 12) saying the House Committee on Education and Labor would proceed with consideration of a sexual orientation-only version of ENDA next week, with a floor vote on the measure expected the following week.

In a previous posting, I outlined Pelosi's heterosexist history and her latest attack on the lgbt civil rights movement. The only question is what to do about it.

The sad reality is that an unreconstructed homophobe like Nancy Pelosi is never going to change. If pretending to represent San Francisco for so long hasn't softened Pelosi's hatred and bigotry against lesbian, gay, bi, and trans people, nothing will. The only hope we have of getting a supportive representative in that seat is to get Pelosi out.

As a practical matter, that means supporting Cindy Sheehan. It's not like San Francisco is going to vote for a Republican, and any Republican would be just as hateful as Pelosi.

Another benefit to getting Pelosi out of Congress would be making it clear to the Democratic Party that they can no longer take us for granted and treat us as second class citizens, both within the party and in society as a whole. Democrats won't take us seriously until we start kicking some of their sorry butts.

I urge you to bookmark and/or link to Cindy Sheehan's campaign website when it is complete and to be prepared to offer Sheehan the kind of support she deserves as the campaign season goes on.

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