The list of the 2008 Democratic National Convention delegates from Indiana is out and guesses what? There seems to be a fairly healthy amount of LGBT involvement! Not just that, there is a growing number of LGBT supportive public officials that have been selected. Now, this is not an endorsement of one party or the other, this is simply showing that there is a growing number of LGBT individuals and LGBT supportive individuals that are playing a growing part in politics not just here but on a national level as well.
Of special note - Marti Abernathey is the first open transperson to ever be a national convention delegate from Indiana, and is one of only eight transgender person selected as a 2008 delegate to the Democratic convention (and the only one pledged to Obama).
Marti Abernathey, Karen Goldner, and Lori Morris.
Pat Bauer, Bill Crawford, Russ Stilwell, Mara Candaleria Reardon, Sheila Klinker, John Day, Charlie Brown, and Craig Fry
Sue Errington, Vi Simpson, and Earline Rogers.
Other Hoosier LGBT allies selected as 2008 national delegates including Kip Tew (former State Democratic Chair), Joe Hogsett (former State Democratic Chair, former Secretary of State), Graham Richard (former Fort Wayne mayor, former State Senator), JD Lux (House Democratic Caucus campaign director), Ken Zeller (President, Indiana AFL-CIO), Sarah Riordan (Secretary, Marion County Democratic Party), John Hamilton (former Secretary, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration), Katie Humphreys (past candidate for State Auditor), and Melina Kennedy (former Indianapolis Deputy Mayor).
While not a delegate, our good friend Jereme Davis will be serving as a member of the Rules Committee for the Democrats at the Denver convention.
Congratulations and thanks to all! Do Indiana proud in Denver!
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