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November 2, 2012
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  Top Story 
  • Obama radio ad touts LGBT equality
    The closing days of the 2012 presidential campaign have featured high-profile TV ads aimed at undecided voters, but both candidates have also approved less conventional radio ads that target specific demographic audiences in key regions. The campaign of President Barack Obama is airing one radio ad aimed at young women urging them to vote to support their gay friends. "What are you going to tell them? You were just too busy? You didn’t think it mattered? Is that what you’re going to tell your friends who can’t get married? The ones who couldn’t serve openly in the military?" the ad’s narrator asks. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Bloomberg cites Obama’s marriage stance in endorsement: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an Independent, this week announced his endorsement of President Barack Obama, citing the president's support for marriage equality. “The two parties’ nominees for president offer different visions of where they want to lead America. ... One recognizes marriage equality as consistent with America's march of freedom; one does not. I want our president to be on the right side of history,” Bloomberg said. Metro Weekly (Washington, D.C.) (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Politics and Policy 
  • Anti-gay texts urge votes against Obama
    The Human Rights Campaign has asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate and punish those responsible for sending cell phone text messages containing anti-gay political ads aimed at denying President Barack Obama a second term. The mass unsolicited messages, tied to a Virginia advertising firm, are illegal under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, HRC contends. BuzzFeed (10/31), The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • National exit polls won't survey trans vote
    The polling firm that produces exit poll data for national media outlets will continue to ask voters this year if they identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual, but it will not ask if voters identify as transgender. "We’ve tried to keep that wording as consistent as possible across elections and that’s the way it’s been asked in the last decade at least,” said Joe Lenski, executive vice president of Edison Research. The exit poll effort in 2008 helped determine that 27% of self-identified LGBT voters chose John McCain over Barack Obama. Washington Blade (Washington, D.C.) (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  • Most national polls show a dead heat in the race for president of the U.S. Regardless of your personal preference, who do you think will be elected?
    Barack Obama  83.58%
    I have no idea.  10.74%
    Mitt Romney  5.68%
  Leadership Spotlight 
  • 14 Obama staffers among “Out 100”
    OUT magazine’s new “Out 100” list honors 14 openly LGBT presidential appointees, including: Shin Inouye, director of Specialty Media in the White House Office of Communications; Fred P. Hochberg, chairman and president, Export-Import Bank of the United States; and Ana M. Ma, chief of staff, U.S. Department of Labor. Out (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New Broadway musical to feature LGBT leader talks
    The new musical BARE, set to open on Broadway this month, will host post-performance chats with LGBT movement leaders. Producer Paul Boskind has already scheduled the so-called "TalkOUTs" with Judy Shepard, Mitchell Gold and Chuck Wolfe, among others. (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Associate, Partner Relations, Global PartnershipsUnited Nations FoundationWashington, DC
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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Human Rights Program LeadArcus FoundationNYC, NY
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Development AssociateCapital PrideWashington, DC, DC
Development AssociateFairness West VirginiaCharleston, WV
Director of Partner Relations, Global PartnershipsUnited Nations FoundationWashington, DC
Senior Communications Director, Campaigns and InitiativesUnited Nations FoundationWashington, DC
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Post-election field staff, senior to mid-level positionsGarden State EqualityMontclair, NJ
Senior Director, Foundation Communications and OutreachUnited Nations FoundationWashington, DC
Senior Officer, Online Communications (UNF)United Nations FoundationWashington, DC
Deputy Executive Director for DevelopmentGarden State EqualityMontclair, NJ
Senior Director, Digital and Multimedia StrategyUnited Nations FoundationWashington, DC
Williams Institute Communications ManagerUCLALos Angeles, CA
Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project Staff or Senior Staff AttorneyLAMBDA LEGALNEW YORK, NY
Director of ProgramsPride FoundationSeattle, WA
Development ManagerEquality PennsylvaniaHarrisburg, PA
Executive DirectorEquality New MexicoAlbuquerque, NM
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