Apart from a Friday afternoon press conference with Beacon Hill insiders, Walsh hasn’t emphasized LGBT issues. It’s not as though homophobia has gone away. Indeed, Walsh’s premier contribution to LGBT equality in supporting same-sex marriage looms larger because he is believd to have defied the not insubstantial number of homophobes in his district in taking that stance. LGBT folks still are targeted in hate crimes, yet Walsh’s platform mentions no unique public safety concerns for this community (outside public schools. He blew off the questionnaire of the Anti-Violence Project of MA focused specifically on LGBT public safety issues. Most activists I know are siding with Connolly, who got the 2 LGBT newspaper endorsements.
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