HIV, Ignorance and Bigotry Take Center Stage During Iowa State Senate Race
September 10, 2010
What began as an HIV awareness campaign in Iowa has turned into a nasty public argument featuring a gay state senator, his Republican opponent and a conservative radio host.
Dave Leach, a Republican candidate for Iowa's state senate, spoke out earlier this summer against his opponent, openly gay incumbent Democrat Matt McCoy, for being part of an HIV awareness campaign earlier this year, reports The Des Moines Register. In the commercial and billboard campaign, McCoy (who is reportedly HIV negative) says, "HIV won't stop me from shaking hands with my constituents." The campaign was created by theView Full Article
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