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BE A SUPERHERO: 10 URGENT LGBT CAUSES YOU CAN REALLY HELP NOW!

After a false start last week, the list got a bit of a make-over. Here it is.

This fall we have a lot of LGBT issues to watch from Capitol Hill to Bangor. Its hard to sort through and tell which ones REALLY need your help NOW. Every single LGBT issue--local or national--needs your attention and support through time, spreading the word and recruitment as well as financially. However, none of us have thousands of dollars to give to all of these causes all of the place. I myself have about $100 to spend on LGBT issues this fall, and I want my $100 to make the most impact possible.

In order to help you direct your attention precisely where it will be best served, this week I will tell you all about the top 10 local LGBT fights happening THIS FALL which you can donate just $10 to make a difference. With $100 you can help make a radical difference in the Equality Agenda across this land this year--and you won't break the bank!

10. Wisconsin Domestic Partnership Benefits Supreme Court Challenge

9. Anthony Woods U.S. House California 10th District (New #9 to come!)

8. Charles Pugh Detroit City Council, Michigan

7. Adam Ebbin 49th District Virginia House of Delegates reelection

6. Illinois Civil Unions

5. Dana Beyer 18th District Maryland House of Delegates

4. Annise Parker Mayor of Houston, Texas

3. WAFST APPROVE Washington Referendum 71

2. One Kalamazoo Michigan campaign to protect City Non-Discrimination Ordinance

1. Maine Freedom To Marry No on Question 1

I looked through dozens of campaigns and chose the ones that I feel have the most merit, based on location, candidate history and other factors. This is not an objective list--these are my favorite for various reasons. If you have any additional suggestions, perhaps next week I can do some additions. However, I give to you my top contests!

For the rest of this week, I will be telling you why you REALLY MUST support these races. On Tuesday, I will tell you all about 10, 9, 8 and 7 and how to contribute to each. On Wednesday 6, 5 and 4 will get very detailed and you will learn how to quickly give $10 to each to help these campaigns thrive. Finally, Thursday learn how to help 3, 2 and 1. Please stay tuned to Ameriqueer to learn how you can change our LGBT political landscape for the BETTER this fall!

TOAST TO SOME VERY HARD WORKING ADVOCATES OUT THERE ABOUT TO GET SOME SPOTLIGHT.

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