LGBT leaders from across Boston are gathering for an event in support City Councilor Mike Ross. The list of hosts for the event, which continues to grow, includes almost every Mayoral LGBT Community Liaison going back 20 years.
"Mike has already been a strong advocate and ally of the gay community, and we know as Mayor he will continue to stand up for all Bostonians," said Dr. Steve Boswell, one of the event co-hosts.
Event hosts include Louise Venden and Sally Deane; Steve Boswell and John Neale; Shawn Ford; Neal Hartman and Michael Burton; Steven Corkin; Mark McGrath; Carl Rosendorf; Eric and Ian Tzeng; Liz Page; and Stephanie Spooner.
Ross has been a champion of issues facing the LGBT community -- from transgender equality to a recent hearing on the issues facing LGBT seniors -- since his election as a City Councilor. Ross has marched in every pride parade since 1999 and was one of the first elected officials in Massachusetts to support marriage equality. In addition, his mother is openly gay.
"It's an honor to have the support I do within the LGBT community. As Mayor, I'd continue Tom Menino's tradition of making sure Boston is a leader in equality for all," said Ross.
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