OMAHA, NE – The Greater Omaha LGBT Democrats held their first meeting Sunday night, March 11th, 2012 at the 13st Coffeehouse. An informal meeting was conducted, and informal minutes were taken, but I will summarize our discussion. The meeting had 6 attendees, all males. We are definitely in need of a wider variety of attendees! I’d like to see all letters represented, including lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered, as well as straight allies and any questioning types and intersexed individuals, if they are in the area. Increased racial diversity would also be a plus. If are going to stand up for LGBT issues, as many people as possible in the LGBT Community should be represented! We discussed some of the things the group would be involved in, for example: voter registration drives, collectively choosing an LGBT friendly candidate and assisting those candidates with their campaigns. I also believe the group could become a very important source of information for the local LGBT Community for politics as well as educating the community in the democratic process. The group could also be instrumental in organizing volunteers for our chosen candidates as well as doing work within the local Democratic Party. I did mention that I would like to see the group grow into a local Stonewall Democrat Chapter, but that is NOT the primary goal. Right now, we need to grow our numbers and network so each attendee agreed to bring 2 people with them at the next meeting which is scheduled for Sunday March 25th, 2012 at 7pm at 13st Coffeehouse.
March 11, 2012