Thursday, May 06, 2010

Interview: Former Clinton WH aide Paul Yandura

Yesterday Democratic strategist Paul Yandura, a former Clinton administration White House aide and Clinton/Gore '96 LGBT Outreach Coordinate came on the show. Paul was also executive director of the National Stonewall Democrats and in recent months he was instrumental in helping to bring together Get Equal, the group of activists committed to direct action who have been disrupting the president's speeches and chaining themselves to the White House gate.

Paul had a lot of insights into how LGBT advocates are engage the White House now, particularly the approach by the Human Rights Campaign, which has not pushed the administration hard enough on LGBT issues. He talked about the problems with their approach and how direct action activism has changed the equation. The full interview is below.