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Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute Announces $800,000 Donation

DBohnettThe Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute received an influx of cash from millionaire entrepreneur David Bohnett today.

Totaling $800,000, the donation from Bohnett's eponymous fund will help the Institute continue its work training and preparing LGBT Americans for public office.

From the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute's website, Gay Politics:

Graduates of the program include some of the country’s top LGBT political talents, including Houston Mayor Annise Parker, New York State Sen. Tom Duane, Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez and San Francisco Treasurer Jose Cisneros.

"So much is at stake for the next wave of LGBT leaders, and the Leadership Fellows program reflects this pivotal period," said David Bohnett, the philanthropist and entrepreneur for who the [David Bohnett LGBT Leadership Fellows] program is named. "It empowers LGBT leaders who are making a difference in the world—it hones their skills and furthers their leadership potential."

Institute CEO Chuck Wolfe said Bohnett's money "will help us expand and deepen the Bohnett Leadership Fellows program, and that will pay huge dividends as these leaders go on to brilliant careers in public service." Here's hoping.

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  1. How refreshing to see someone doing good with their wealth, when all we see around us are the Koch Brothers and others using it to buy the country for their own evil ends.

    Posted by: patrick | Jul 10, 2012 12:28:49 PM


  2. How refreshing to see someone doing good with their wealth, when all we see around us are the Koch Brothers and others using it to buy the country for their own evil ends.

    Posted by: patrick | Jul 10, 2012 12:29:24 PM


  3. It's the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, not the "LGBT" victory fund. Stop pushing the bogus "LGBT" concept onto gay people. It's a lie. Gay and transgender are 2 entirely different things.

    Posted by: Samuel Ehron | Jul 10, 2012 6:26:41 PM


  4. @Samuel Ehron

    Sad to see more of the same. The marginalizing of the "B" and "T" in LGBT amongst some in the community. It's actually the "The Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute."

    And from their mission statement:

    The Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute works to achieve full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by building, supporting, and advancing a diverse network of LGBT public leaders.

    Posted by: robertmalcolm | Jul 10, 2012 7:22:36 PM


  5. It is good to see that LGBT people are getting some help to become politicians. The anti-gay Christians have colleges like Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia and others that make anti-gay Christians into politicians who want to rule over America like religious dictators who use the Bible to force their beliefs on those who do not want them.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 11, 2012 12:38:12 AM


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