Thursday, August 9, 2007

Georgian Joins Growing List of LGBT Leaders Endorsing Edwards

From the Edwards campaign, tonight, Georgia's own Kyle Bailey adds his name to the list of national leaders in the LGBT community who have endorsed John Edwards for President.


August 9, 2007
CONTACT: Colleen Murray919-636-3203


Chapel Hill, North Carolina - Senator John Edwards' campaign to transform America continues to gain momentum in the LGBT community. For the third time this year the campaign announced the endorsement of several prominent community leaders from across the country. Tonight at the Visible Vote '08 presidential forum, sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and LOGO Television, Edwards showed why so many LGBT leaders and activists support him for president. This group joins dozens of other national LGBT leaders who have previously endorsed Edwards."I am proud to have the support of so many leaders from the community who are committed to equality for all Americans," said Edwards. "As activists for social and economic justice, we need a candidate who believes in the beloved community, who honors hard work and sacrifice, and who stands up for civil rights," said Hans Johnson, President of Progressive Victory and officer of Pride at Work, the official LGBT organization of organized labor. "As Democrats, we need to put our strongest foot forward in order to set the country on a better course. John Edwards is the candidate equal to these challenges."The LGBT leaders endorsing Edwards for president today are:

Kyle Bailey, Board member of National Stonewall Democrats

Kenda Kirby, former Executive Director of North Carolina Human Rights Initiative

Hans Johnson, President of Progressive Victory

Greg Gallo, Board member of National Stonewall Democrats

Les Krambeal, Board member of National Stonewall Democrats

Todd Elmer, former Clinton Administration Commerce Department Official


Edward said...

This is interesting and shows the level of support Edwards can have especially when Edwards is, to the best of my knowledge, opposed to gay marriage.

Amy Morton said...

Yes, you're correct, Edwards favors civil unions. I don't know if you got a copy of the endorsement letter Kyle sent out, though. He makes a compelling argument for support of Edwards.