As my previous columns have stated I am not a political person.
Other than working as a personal steward to Al Gore during the 2000 Presidential race, and then the election being "stolen" from him, well, I "gave up" on politics—and my dream of decorating a Christmas Tree in the Whitehouse with Tipper...
Several months ago I met Desmund Adams, who's running for State Senate in District 22, and found myself in awe.
We spoke one-on-one, at great length, about gay marriage, gay weddings, marriage equality, reality television, and GLBT-issues in our great state of Iowa.
I may be a hot gay mess, but I'm not stupid and even though I felt a strange camaraderie with him, I honestly thought the words he spoke were too good to be true. But, they were not.
I spent the 4Th of July on Parade floats, filming beside him, proudly displaying our rainbow flag throughout Des Moines, and being afforded the luxury of "inclusiveness", for the first time ever.
This man is our friend, GLBT peeps... and we should support him. Especially if you vote in District 22, and if you don't, please consider contributing to his campaign.
But, his views on tolerance and inclusiveness are like yours and mine:
He thinks we deserve to be spoken for.
He's speaking out on our behalf and lifting his voice for marriage equality and anti-bullying in our schools.
He's offered his support in finding funding, a new space, and a Board of Directors for the Des Moines Pride Center.
His stance on supporting "Women in Business" is totally commendable and much needed for our state.
His intervention and educational approach of much-needed HIV/AIDS funding is humbling.
Please give him the respect he deserves by listening to what he has to say.