Gays for Obama rally the vote

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imageOn a night already rich with Camapign ’08 happenings, gay supporters of Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign came together for a rally and question-and-answer session.

Edmund Thornton (photo), LGBT field director for Obama Pride, pitched his candidate before an intimate crowd at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse before supporters scooted out the door for viewing parties across the city to watch the debate between the vice presidential candidates. (Gay issues surfaced during that debate, too. Read more.)

The Q&A also featured a pitch by state Rep. Karla Drenner, the Georgia Legislature’s only openly gay member, and state Sen. Kasim Reed, a candidate for mayor in 2009. Reed made mention that former President Bill Clinton was just a few blocks away for a fundraiser in Ansley Park.

Find out more about LGBT Georgians for Obama through their Facebook page.

View the Project Q Atlanta photo album from the event.


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