Rep. Barbara Lee on Hate Crimes Bill

As much as I don’t think hate crimes legislation will do anything to curb or combat homophobic violence, I am at least happy to see Rep. Barbara Lee talk about Black and Latino LGBT folks–which quite frankly very few politicians of color are willing to do.

She, against the wishes of the Bush Administration, also attended the 2008 International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, and was very vocal about the epidemic in the US, and the need to focus prevention efforts on Black gay men.