Tammy Baldwin new LGBT Leader?


By Kelli Busey
Friday 06,2008

Congress Woman Tammy Baldwin D(WI) the only out lesbian in Congress is a co-chair for the newly formed LGBT caucus, her co-chair being Barney Frank. In political context a number of important distinctions should be noted.
I may be grasping for hope, but I would like to note Tammy’s name was listed before Frank’s. I am sure this distinction did not elude Franks attention. Whether this was done as an indication of leadership or to lend creditability and maintain LGB ENDA status quo is to be seen.
The second development is a statement Baldwin made in the Bay Area Reporter on May 31

Asked if she was at odds with Frank regarding the ENDA brouhaha, Baldwin was diplomatic.

“All the Democratic leadership supports” an inclusive ENDA, she said, but there were “strong strategic and tactical differences” during the fight last fall.

http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=3046

Is Tammy distancing herself from Barney Frank’s transgender bashing politics? I can only hope.

http://planetransgender.blogspot.com/2008/06/tammy-baldwin-new-lgbt-leader.html

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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