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Christine Kehoe B-Reel


Description: Christine Kehoe was a pioneer activist in 1978 as a volunteer for the Center for Women’s Studies and Services. In 1980 she was San Diego County’s chair for the campaign to defeat the Lyndon LaRouche AIDS discrimination initiative. In 1984 she became editor of the award-winning San Diego Gayzette newspaper. In 1993 she became the first openly LGBT politician elected to office in San Diego. She was also an early director of the AIDS Assistance Fund (later the San Diego AIDS Foundation), and she served as executive director of the Hillcrest Business Association. She is the member of numerous political and social organizations, and during her first term in the California State Assembly she became the second woman ever elected Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore. This video contains segments filmed for her 2004 campaign and is a good representation of the way politicians target their ads at particular populations.

Date: 2004

Pastoral Letter to Parents of Gay Kids


Description: This is a news segment regarding a pastoral letter to parents of gay kids, encouraging compassion. It features Jim Bussen, a former president of Dignity. Dignity is a Catholic organization focused on providing a safe, supportive faith community for LGBT Catholics, their friends, and their families. Founded in 1969, Dignity was one of the first LGBT organizations in San Diego, and the first branch of what is now a national organization.

Date: 1997-10-05