If nothing else, this blog has a reported the trend towards equality in our country. All of us owe a lot to the generations of activists that had to meet secretly, court voters with hushed voices, and negotiate with officials without the leverage of public accountability.
Those days are gone, and tolerance is surging, because our community is increasingly honest and open about our issues. In that spirit, the Houston GLBT Political Caucus has approved an official agenda for the 2007 city election. It's a list of specific policy goals. When we endorse candidates, it means that we believe they are the leaders that will helps us realize these goals as soon as possible.
Spelling it OUT: Election Goals 2007
The Houston GLBT Political Caucus has a vision for the future of
. During the 2007 campaign, our community will endorse and work tirelessly for candidates who will enable our city to realize the goals stated below. Equality and justice cannot come too soon. Houston
- We aim to cultivate a city that offers GLBT people liberty, equality, and respect. To that end, we will continue working to elect courageous school and government officials that are devoted to progressing GLBT equality.
- We will work to elect a city council that will renounce discrimination in GLBT employment.
- We will work to elect a city council that will provide everyone in the GLBT community with equal access to housing and public accommodations.
- We will work to elect school officials that are committed to providing GLBT students with a safe, welcoming learning environment, without discriminatory curricula.