JfshomelogoThere’s an interesting article out of Kansas City, MO in today’s Los Angeles Times entitled “More Gays Advocating Legislating.”

The article focuses on the Victory Fund and its work to elect openly gay candidates, including Missouri Senate hopeful Jolie Justus.

In addition, the article features quotes from the talking heads over at Human Rights Campaign who are listed as having the same efforts as the Victory Fund, but for “straight candidates who support gays.”

The article ends with a quote from John D’Emilio who says that what the gay groups are doing now is the same strategy that African Americans, women, and other marginalized groups used in years past.

In California, African Americans, including Black gays, are working to elect to Black candidates that are both sensitive to the needs of Blacks and gays.  In fact, Black gays are hosting a political fundraiser for the 2006 Black Caucus nominees in Los Angeles this Sunday.

Click here to read the article.