Jerame Davis

The first snowflake falls in Hell

Filed By Jerame Davis | June 15, 2008 11:36 AM | comments

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From Advance Indiana:

City tourism proponents and civic leaders typically fall head over heels to promote events like this one, which draw such large crowds and help show off our city, but not Mayor Greg Ballard or a single representative of his adminstration. He was nowhere to be seen today. He didnt' even have the decency to send a welcome letter to today's attendees as Mayor Peterson did in the past. Instead of silly talk about a "China town", Mayor Ballard would do well to simply celebrate the diversity his city already offers. On that point, he could take a cue or two from U.S. Rep. Andre Carson. While Carson received little support in the GLBT community during his recent special election and primary election contests, he was there reaching out and building bridges. Shame on Mayor Ballard for turning his back on a community which reached out to him in last year's election. If you want to be a big city mayor, you've got to think Big Tent.

Amen, Gary. I'm glad you've seen the light on the preposterously foolish administration of Greg Ballard. It's heartening to see some kind words about Rep. Andre Carson over there as well. I owe you some Chinese takeout.

But it's hard to find an issue with Carson from the LGBT perspective these days. Carson recently became the only congressman from Indiana to join the House LGBT Caucus, which was proudly proclaimed in a press release that was being passed out at Pride.

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Perhaps becoming the laughingstock of the Indiana blogosphere had some effect? Or maybe he's fallen in love and his heart is growing three sizes bigger like the Grinch?

I had previously criticized Carson for not joining this caucus. Nice to see that he has. Also nice to see him at the parade.