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THE GOOD NEWS
23-year-old (ed. Newark) Delaware City Councilman Ezra Temko introduced and got support from the City Council for an anti-discrimination ordinance based on sexual orientation and won support to add gender identity to the city's non-discrimination clause in its personnel policy. He also got the Council to agree to research health benefits for the city's domestic partners and the creation of a domestic partner registry.

Out Bisexual Newark Delaware City Councilman Ezra Temko and his his fiance Drew And, on top of that, he came out of the closet publicly, in an interview with the Newark Post (Councilman Temko opens up about his sexual orientation: A Newark love story).

Said Temko: "I’m bi. I’ve dated girls before, but I’ve been with my boyfriend, Drew, since August and we’re planning to get engaged this summer. During college, I was in a very inclusive environment that embraced everyone, instead of accepting norms as legitimate on face value. I was able, in this environment, to explore who I was and realize that I’m bisexual. I always assumed I would end up with a girl; then I met Drew."

CLICK HERE To read the full article in Towleroad Delaware City Councilman Ezra Temko Comes Out with a Flourish
(yes Towleroad, even if they seem unable to actually figure out how to SPELL the word "bisexual" *rolls-eyes*)

THE BAD NEWS
The biphobic comments this piece engendered.

The guys is here, queer, out of the closet and doing a whole bunch of great things for the entire LGBT Community and all these fools can do is mock him and be petty?

What is wrong with these people?


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(Anonymous)
13th Feb, 2009 03:34 (UTC)
This is great news - thanks for sharing this with us!
And you're right, there ARE some vile biphobic comments on Towleroad. The good news is that currently, MOST comments have been supportive and bi-positive. And quite a few (myself included) have called these ignorant biphobic morons out for the bigots that they are. Hopefully more Bialogue readers will do the same!
bialogue
13th Feb, 2009 03:39 (UTC)
This is great news - thanks for sharing this with us!

thanks! we live to serve

The good news is that currently, MOST comments have been supportive and bi-positive

more positive ones seems to be being added, and the fact that a venue such as Towleroad even printed the story without snide comments is a big plus too.

Hopefully more Bialogue readers will do the same!

from your lips (err . . . keyboard?) to god/ess's ears

orbitaldiamonds
3rd Apr, 2009 01:28 (UTC)
The guys is here, queer, out of the closet and doing a whole bunch of great things for the entire LGBT Community and all these fools can do is mock him and be petty?

Eh, fuck 'em. Kudos to Temko for coming out! <3
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