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Advocate reporter co-hosts on MSNBC

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The Advocate’s Washington Correspondent Kerry Eleveld may have made a bit of gay journalism history this week, when she guest-co-hosted an hour of MSNBC’s news programming, alongside usual host Carlos Watson.

On Tuesday, the pair discussed, among other topics, why conservatives haven’t been able to use gay ADOPTION as a wedge issue, the way they have with gay marriage.

Eleveld on MSNBC: “I think it’s an issue of sheer numbers. I mean, these kids need a home, and some of the people who are willing to provide that home are gay and lesbian parents.”

Eleveld is among the first – if not the first journalist from an LGBT-Specific news organization to host a portion of mainstream cable news coverage. While coverage of gay issues is important, Eleveld says it’s more important for the viewing public to see LGBT people covering NON-gay issues.

Eleveld to OutQ News: “The truth is, is that we’re Americans just like everyone else. We get up, we go to work, we pay our taxes. We’re interested in what’s happening in Afghanistan and Iraq. We’re interested in what’s happening with healthcare – that has a lot of effect for us and our families”

In addition to gay adoption, the show also focused on Obama’s domestic Agenda, economic conditions in Michigan, and the confirmation prospects of Supreme Court nominee Sonya Sotomayor.

–Aaron McQuade


Written by OutQ News staff

July 30, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Posted in Uncategorized

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