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Obama: LGBT disappointment not justified

President Obama said Wednesday that he doesn’t think the “disillusionment” that some LGBT people have for his administration thus far is “justified.” He also refused to say whether he believes “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is unconstitutional. And he said he has a strategy for getting the military ban on gays repealed in the lame-duck session.

The remarks came during a 45-minute group interview Oct. 27 with a group of five progressive bloggers. Only one of the five was gay: Joe Sudbay, who blogs at americablog.com. The interview took place in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, a daily meeting room next to the Oval Office.

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Gay Atlantan heads up Coffee Party political movement

Jens Palsgaard leads the Atlanta chapter of Coffee Party USA

Born out of the frustration felt during the height of the Tea Party movement this summer, Coffee Party USA members are fighting to bring meaningful dialogue back to politics.

Jens Palsgaard, co-coordinator for the Atlanta chapter, decided to become more politically active after coming out a few years ago and has since found a home with the Coffee Party USA.

“Right now we’re gearing up to educate people as to how the political system works. We want to empower them,” says Palsgaard, a 29-year old student who lives in Dunwoody.

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WSB reports Barnes keeping Eddie Long donation

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Barnes will keep some $5,000 in campaign contributions from Bishop Eddie Long, despite pending lawsuits against the Bishop accusing him of coercing male members of his congregation into sexual relationships, according to WSB-TV.

Barnes spoke to WSB reporter Lori Geary regarding the donations.

“The allegations are troubling, but there’s not been one deposition taken,” Barnes told Geary. “Let’s let the legal process work.”

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Meghan McCain: My new political fag hag

I'm not sure if it's something I have to defend, but I don't hate Meghan McCain. The more I hear from this young Republican—yes, Republican—the more I like.

She's not a major newsmaker, but she's been playing the controversial pundit since her father's unsuccessful run for president. In that role she has often enraged her own party—and possibly daddy dearest—with a new kind of "radical moderation." Especially when it comes to social issues.

She's totally a friend of a friend of a friend of Dorothy. She even spoke to the 2009 Log Cabin Republicans, saying "old school Republicans" are "scared shitless" of the future.