Hillary’s gay problem, Part II

I wrote the other day about how Hillary seems downright afraid of saying the word “gay” (and don’t even try to get her to say “lesbian”). I thought it might be interesting to see, in a real-world gay event, just how often Hillary used the words gay, lesbian and lgbt as compared to Obama. Well, what better event to test the candidates than the LOGO gay forum last August where all the Dem candidates were quizzed about gay issues. Here’s what we found, in terms of how often Obama and Hillary used the following gay-related words:

Obama: 7 gay, 5 lgbt, 3 lesbian
Clinton: 2 gay, 1 lgbt, 0 lesbian

So that’s 15 references for Obama, 3 for Hillary. And notably, no “lesbian” at all for Hillary.


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