Thursday, January 10, 2008

Gloria is for Hillary

First of all, for those of you who don't know, there once was a national Latino LGBT organization called LLEGO.

Second of all, I was personna non-grata at LLEGO for years due to my criticism of the organization (some ex-staffers will still not talk to me).

Third of all, Gloria Nieto used to be head of the LLEGO Board of Directors so let's just say that I wasn't necessarily one of her favorite persons.

And then LLEGO closed for a plethora of reasons and then a miracle happened: Gloria and I became like friends! Yay!

Fourth of all, Gloria wanted to blog so she reached out and I explained the ins and outs of setting up a blog. She called it Miss Wild Thing. For some reason, I feel the blog was partly my baby.

So now, as we take a look at Latino LGBT leaders involved in politics who have taken a stand in these elections, I might as well point out that today's San Francisco Chronicle quoted Gloria (pictured above with Gloria Steinem) on the election and mentioned her blog - which speaks to her influence as one of the few Latina lesbian women involved in national politics over the last couple of decades.

Hm, I also will not hold it against her that she is pulling for Hillary. Sigh.

3 comments:

NG said...

Q- who do you support and why?

Chris said...

I was a member of LLEGO and would love to hear your criticisms so that if we ever have a future national Latin@ group, we can learn from our mistakes!

Anonymous said...

It was true we could not talk to Andres in any gathering and if we crossed that line those Martin's brown noses will go immediatlly with el chisme
I am so glad that I out such negative working atmosphere
Andres Bravo !!! keep doing a great job.
Miguel Aguero