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HomoQuotable - Rex Wockner

"As you know, the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the GLB-only version of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act -- the one that doesn't include transgender people (the 'T' in GLBT). It was a major, historic moment in the U.S. fight for gay equality.

But you'd never know it from the flurry of press releases that hit my inbox. The only folks in the gay-activist universe who seemed happy were the Human Rights Campaign and the Log Cabin Republicans. Hundreds of other gay groups -- local, state and national -- lined up with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in denouncing the bill because the T folks were left out.

The reason the T folks were left out is because Barney did his homework and knew the bill would fail if they were included. America and Congress know and "get" gay people. America and Congress are just starting to get to know transgender people.

I trust Barney. I believe it was just that simple." - Gay journalist Rex Wockner.

Read the rest of the piece in which Wockner reflects on his 20-year relationship with Barney Frank.

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