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GLBT Fri Sep 04 2009
GLBT rights organizer Cleve Jones was in Chicago this week. He made a call for regionally and stat focused gay rights organizing efforts to be more globally focused. The Windy City Times has the scoop.
Jones, and many in the crowd, expressed disappointment with Democratic political leaders: "The Democrats have been betraying us for years and years and years." He singled out President Barack Obama, who has not fulfilled campaign promises regarding the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy and the Defense of Marriage Act ( DOMA ) ; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who Jones said recently described repealing DOMA as "not a priority"; and Rep. Barney Frank, who refused to include housing protections in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.