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According to the Washington Blade, the D.C. Council has urged the Mayor’s Office of GLBT Affairs to include “the ‘broader community” in “meetings it hosts for gay activists in each of the city’s eight wards.” Straight people, that means you!
In a Council hearing on Monday, all Council members present agreed that GLBT affairs director Christopher Dyer should make an effort to include the Council and other non-GLBT affiliated leaders in his work. Okay, so only Harry Thomas and Yvette Alexander were present, but Thomas made the suggestion, and Alexander called it “brilliant”!
Involving the “broader” community in GLBT affairs wouldn’t just cast a wider activist net—-it could also stop the straights from hoarding all the sweet District cash. Or as Thomas put it, the initiative could prevent situations where “some groups take away resources from others.”