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What Did Your Representative Do for National Coming Out Day?

Jim Burroway

October 11th, 2012

Twenty-six members of Congress participated in a photo shoot last month to have their portraits made for the NoH8 Campaign. Those photos were made public today in honor of National Coming Out Day. They join eleven others who had their portraits taken earlier this year. Their photos are below. If your representatives are represented, you might want to take time out to thank them.



October 11th, 2012 | LINK

I can’t find anything on what he did today, but chances are it wasn’t anything good; he was in the news a few days ago for saying embryology, the Big Bang, and evolution are from Hell.

October 11th, 2012 | LINK

All D’s as well.

October 12th, 2012 | LINK

My rep, Barbara Lee, is part of the original 11. Love her.

October 12th, 2012 | LINK

Someone needs to explain this campaign to me. I don’t get what it’s supposed to mean: to support gay Americans we should be gagged? It looks to me like an exercise in self-congratulation. But I’m prepared to be educated.

Plus they’re all Democrats: who could have predicted?

Reed B
October 12th, 2012 | LINK

The “No H8” campaign, to date, has produced two PSAs and made donations to two AIDS Walks. Google it though I might, I can’t find other activity. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to have done much else. It has raised awareness, true, and having a “No H8 Bouska” portrait seems to have become a trendy feel-good exercise for LGBT allies.

October 12th, 2012 | LINK

At first I was excited that there were so many Elected-White-Democrats from Georgia & then I looked closer. Sigh.

October 14th, 2012 | LINK

It seems odd to complain that an awareness campaign hasn’t done much besides raise awareness.

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