Despite all my gendery analysis (read: whining), I'm not really all that politically involved...though I'm trying to change that. I recently attended a political event for LGBT folks where people running for local office had an opportunity to talk to us.

I knew going in not to have too much faith in all the speakers to speak to LGBTQ issues eloquently, but I didn't expect that more than one person running for office, SPEAKING to an audience of LGBTQ people and allies, would have difficulty enunciating the words "gay and lesbian" -- two guys seemed actually afraid to say it.

Shh. They'll can hear you!!!

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