Media Matters launches war room for LGBT equality rights

Published: December 21, 2010

Media Matters, a Washington D. C.-based media watchdog group has announced it is launching a new effort to combat the increasingly strident offense against LGBT equality rights by right wing conservative organizations and conservative run media outlets such as Fox News and pundits such as Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

Former presidential adviser Richard Socarides, a key former domestic policy adviser to President Bill Clinton, was selected to head the new “communications war room for gay equality.”

Also announced was that Kerry Eleveld, veteran Washington journalist and Senior White House correspondent for The Advocate, will leave the magazine next month to take over as Editor-In-Chief of the website, equalitymatters.org.

In an interview in the Sunday edition of The New York Times, Mr. Socarides, who has been highly critical of President Barack Obama’s record on LGBT equality rights, said:

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