"We appreciate Mr. Hitchcock's intense advocacy of LGBT equality and have never doubted his strong commitment to Democratic principles or the goals of the Democratic Party. Mr. Hitchcock is and has always been a valued member of the DNC community, including during his employment with the DNC."
-- Statement by former DNC Chairman Governor Howard Dean and DNC Chief of Staff Rev. Leah Daughtry accompanying the press release announcing they had settled the lawsuit by former LGBT outreach director Donald Hitchcock against the DNC for sexual orientation discrimination. Hitchcock's statement here.