August 13, 2007

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 13 at 5:45 pm at the DEC office on 901 NW 8 Avenue, Suite A-3.

We are planning to table at UF's GLBT Welcome Assembly on Friday, September 14 as well as at the Pride Festival on Saturday, October 13.

Remember to e-mail us why you are a GLBT Democrat so we can brainstorm about what bullet points to put on our Democratic and Proud canvassing palm card. E-mail us at StonewallDemsAC at

We are also planning to have a Holidays social meeting with food and drinks on Thursday, December 13. So feel free to bring friends along for this laid-back gathering!

August 7, 2007

Meeting and Debate on Thursday

Our next meeting will be this Thursday, August 9 at 5:45 pm at ACDEC headquarters, 901 NW 8 Avenue, Suite A-3.

We will be discussing Gainesville's new DP registry, the city's gender identity proposal, tabling for the Pride Fest, and creating palm cards.

Homemade brownies will be provided!

The GLBT cable channel LOGO will be airing a debate of the Democratic Presidential Candidates at 9 p.m. on their TV station as well as on their website, Here is more information on the debate:

A number of Democratic presidential hopefuls have agreed to participate in a debate devoted to LGBT issues. This one-hour event is scheduled for Thursday, August 9, at 10 pm on the LOGO network. It will also be streamed live on the LOGO Web site at

Seven of the eight announced Democratic candidates are scheduled to participate, including Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama, John Edwards, Chris Dodd, Mike Gravel, Bill Richardson and Dennis Kucinich. Joe Biden declined to attend because of scheduling conflict. Republican candidates declined invitations to debate on the LOGO network.

Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese and singer Melissa Etheridge will question the candidates. Question will focus solely on LGBT issues, including gay marriage, civil unions and fighting HIV/AIDS and discrimination.

Questionnaires filled out by the Democrats for the HRC reveal that all the candidates support anti-discrimination laws, state civil union and domestic partnership provisions and measures guaranteeing same-sex couples the same federal employment benefits as heterosexual couples. They also support repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and more comprehensive sex education. Only former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel and Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich support gay marriage.

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