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Hillary Guest Posts On LGBT Blog

Hillary Clinton has guest posted on The Bilerico Project, the country's largest group LBGT blog where dozens of prominent gay activists contribute.

An excerpt:

"As I have traveled around the country these past twelve months, what I sensed in my heart has been confirmed – America is embracing its LGBT sons and daughters with an acceptance and understanding as never before. On the campaign trail, a father of a gay son will ask about ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. A woman will ask why she can be discriminated against just because of who she is. Sometimes they wait furtively for the crowd to thin and then whisper their confidences in a soft voice and sometimes they stand up proudly at town meetings and want me to share my views on how I will help lead the change to assure that this country fulfills its promise to everyone.

"Let me tell you what I have been telling voters across America. I am fully committed to the fair and equal treatment of LGBT Americans. For seven long years, the Bush Administration has tried to divide us - only seeing people who matter to them. It's been a government of the few, by the few, and for the few. And no community has been more invisible to this administration than the LGBT community."

Read the rest of the post, in which Clinton talks about pride parades, HIV, and Matthew Shepard. And good for Bilerico editor Bil Browning for getting the statement. Let's see if Obama does the same.

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