There has been much discussion here on Bilerico about the importance of the November elections to the LGBT community and the country at large. Much of that discussion has focused on the presidential race because the differences between Barack Obama and John McCain are so stark. But, it is also critical that we increase the number of pro-LGBT Democrats in Congress to ensure that legislation protecting our civil rights reaches the president's desk.
That's why a number of Bilerico contributors including Bil Browning, Lane Hudson and myself along with guest contributor Stuart Rosenberg are serving on the host committee for a Washington, DC fundraiser for Ashwin Madia. Ashwin is one of the Democratic Party's best chances for taking over a previously-GOP seat this election cycle. He is strongly pro-marriage, pro-inclusive ENDA and is close to his openly-gay brother. As a Marine JAG, Madia defended a gay servicemember facing discharge under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and he is passionate about overturning DADT.
If you do not live in DC, or are unable to attend the fundraiser, click to contribute to Ashwin Madia's campaign.
Details for the event are after the jump.