Via the Danbury NewsTimes:At last year's JJB Dinner, I spoke with Jason about the important issues. Here's the video of our discussion:
State Rep. Jason Bartlett put rumors to rest Tuesday when he announced publicly that he's gay.
Bartlett, a Democrat who represents portions of Bethel, Redding and Danbury, said he has been open about his sexual orientation with relatives and decided now was the time to speak publicly.
Video: Click here to watch Bartlett talk about his decision.
"For me the decision came down to why not now," said Bartlett, 41, during a meeting with The News-Times Tuesday. "To me this is about having a conversation with my larger family - the people of Greater Danbury who voted for me."
Via GayPolitics.com:The announcement makes Bartlett the nation’s first and only openly LGBT African American state legislator.I am glad for him that he feels comfortable enough to come out. This should be a non-issue but some close minded individuals may try to make it one. It is not likely that he has the hypocrisy baggage of your typical republican on this issue.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Rep. Jason Bartlett out and proud
From Drinking Liberally in New Milford:
Posted by CT Bob at 2/19/2008 06:02:00 PM