Thursday, May 13, 2004

DNC Delegate Targets ("Florida's Gulf Coast Home Page") reports that several states' Democratic parties have established target numbers for GLBT representation among their delegates. They list the total numbers and GLBT targets for 16 states. Some go for the full 10% (California = 440 delegates, including 22 gay men and 22 lesbians; Florida = 201 delegates, including 20 gay or lesbian plus one alternate), while some are at 5% or less (Colorado = 64, including 3 gay or lesbian; NJ = 129, including 3 gay, lesbian or bisexual). New Hampshire has a goal of including in its 27 delegates a total of 8 combined from the following groups: seniors, youth, gays and lesbians, and persons with disability. It will be interesting to see how that NH goal works out.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 9:45 AM