A topic of some debate last year on BlueNC was Kay Hagan's true standing on LGBT rights. Some saw her race against Jim Neal (among three other candidates) in the Democratic primary as a slight or outright hostility to LGBT rights.
To further lay any of that to rest, US Senator Hagan will be a keynote speaker at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Carolinas gala this year. (www.hrccarolinas.org) HRC is the nation's largest LGBT advocacy group in Washington. Their annual Carolinas gala is second in size only to their annual national gala in DC.
NC blogger Matt Comer reported on this earlier in the year, as did Pam Spaulding.
I'll link to Matt's summary of the posts. http://insidesource.q-notes.com/2009/01/11/hagan-hrc/
Hagan and Neal were both at this event last year. Some cynics would say they both trolling for votes and money, and would never be heard from again.
Well, Hagan's back. Attending this event didn't hurt her in the general election, and she's sticking by her LGBT friends after the election.
I hope other NC politicians - and party leaders - take note.