This weekend the National Conference of Stonewall Democrats was held here in Pittsburgh, PA. For anyone who doesn 't know, the Stonewall Democrats are a group of gay Democrats who named themselves after the notorious uprising at the Stonewall Inn in 1969, where gay men, tired of being busted for being who they are, fought back as the NYPD tried to arrest them ... again. It marked the beginning of gay pride and helped millions of gay men and women begin to assert their place in society. The keynote speaker for the event was DNC Chairman, Howard Dean. I attended the meeting, as press for the popular progressive website www.OpEdNews.com, still thinking, as I have since Feb. 2003, that Howard Dean hangs the moon. I liked Dean 's speech. I like all of his speeches. He is an orator in whom, I think, the founding fathers would be proud.
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