1. Voet says

    A few years ago I was in Duluth, Minnesota for their Gay Pride event. They had a parade in Superior, Wisconsin. The LGBA was having their convention in Minneapolis, so they came up for the parade. The town of Superior was blown away by this band of about 150-200 members. There were more people in the band than the rest of the parade! They were very talented. I am so glad that they are part of today’s celebration.

  2. Leland Frances says

    Language CAN be our friend, if we let it. It can describe exactly what happened or it can IMPLY, unintentionally, more than is there.

    The band was NOT “asked” to be in the parade. THEIR application was accepted. YES, that’s a good thing, an unprecedented thing, but there’s a HUGE practical difference between the two and, trust me, holding Obama Inc. to EXACTNESS is going to be necessary time and again in the next four years.

    Similarly, Jared Polis was NOT the “first openly gay man elected to Congress.” He was the first NON-INCUMBENT openly gay man elected to Congress. Gerry Studds and Barney Frank, and your readers, deserve the respect of that important distinction.

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