Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Margarita Lopez, Brian Ellner at LGMNY's First Friday Forum?

Should all the invited speakers show up at this Friday's Latino Gay Men of New York forum (they hold forums on the first Friday of the month at the NYC LGBT Community Services Center), it should certainly prove to be an interesting night. The night's topic is "Political Education on the Mayoral Election & Issues Important to the Latino LGBT Community" and the focus is the current mayoral race. Invited guests include Out People of Color Political Action Club co-presidents Doug Robinson and Gerard Cabrera on the pro-Ferrer side and openly gay former Manhattan Borough President candidates Brian Ellner and Margarita Lopez on the pro-Bloomberg side.

Both Brian and Margarita have drawn tremendous flak from LGBT advocates for endoorsing Mike Bloomberg despite his record on LGBT rights and I am not so sure they would want to participate in a forum like this just before the election. Nevertheless, I hope they do show up and honor the request from one of the oldest Latino gay organizations in the city.

By the way, the political forum, which is set to start at 8pm, will be followed by a holistic health workshop at 9pm. Just in case the speakers need it afterwards. I'm just saying...

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