Ammiano Inspires Gay and Straight Youth
Posted on December 9, 2008
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Some 500 gay and straight young people gathered at San Francisco’s Everett Middle School Saturday to attend the Youth Empowerment Summit 2008.
The event was designed to discuss how life is changing for gays of all ages.
Newly elected California Assembly member Tom Ammiano was among the keynote speakers.
“Someone like me who has been around for a long time really is happy to play as the torch. These young people have a lot of energy [and] they’re really sophisticated,” said Ammiano.
He says the conference focused mostly on Proposition 8, the measure that banned same-sex marriage in California.
Ammiano says the young people were also interested in his long career in San Francisco politics, and his memories of gay rights pioneer, Supervisor Harvey Milk.
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