Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

2008: A pink Revolution

Who would have thought that in 2008 you would see a very subtle shift across South Carolina when it comes to the gay question, sure we don't like to refer to our state as "So Gay" and yeah our democratic party has managed to only send two openly LGBT alternates to the convention, but in Columbia, SC we've managed to operate on a "Pro-Gay agenda," the city council election earlier this year highlighted how crucial the gay vote (and especially the gay dollar) is to Local Politics, we've had a local church shift it's stance on Gays, we've seen a school stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians to assemble in support despite the opposition.

And now we've got two openly LGBT candidates running for some form of office, Linda Ketner for Congress (SC-1) and James Aker for - of all places - Greenville County Council (district 24). In the instance of Ms. Ketner (and hopefully we'll have an interview with her later this cycle) what many may have considered a liability is taking a back seat to her opponent's incompetence and her efforts of meeting folks where it matters. The run by James for a seat on Greenville County Council is unprecedented and daring in such a conservative area of the state.

Keep your eyes peeled folks....

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