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Kirsten Gillibrand Served up Drinks at Iowa Gay Bar for Pride

Kirsten Gillibrand Served up Drinks at Iowa Gay Bar for Pride

Kirsten Gillibrand Served up Drinks at Iowa Gay Bar for Pride

The presidential hopeful stopped in at the Des Moines gay bar in April as well.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made another appearance at Blazing Saddle in Des Moines, Iowa to kick off Pride weekend.

This time, Gillibrand stepped behind the bar, mixing up drinks and chatting with patrons and answering questions about her campaign. It was only last week that the presidential hopeful released her LGBTQ rights agenda, a bold and ambitious plan filled to the brim with inspiring ideas to move LGBTQ rights back in a forward direction after the damage that’s been done under the Trump administration.

 

 

She spoke about her agenda to the crowd before heading behind the bar to mix drinks and mingle with voters, and added:

“My campaign slogan is Brave Wins. And I think for the LGBTQ community, you are brave every day. You are brave every day to be who you are, and who you are meant to be. To speak out, to speak proudly, and to speak loudly. That is what pride’s all about. To be who we are, and to love who we want.”

And the patrons of Blazing Saddle seemed more than happy to hear her out, even chanting her name as she entered the bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gillibrand last visited Blazing Saddle in April, where she visited with drag performers before their show that night. She even loaned her dress to drag queen Vana B. Rosenberg for a photo opp.

And Vana was back at the bar Friday night to greet the Senator again.

 

 

After her stop at Blazing Saddle, Senator Gillibrand spoke at Capital City Pride in Des Moines on Saturday, reiterating the policies she hopes to institute if she were to win the presidency, and reaffirming her support for the LGBTQ community.

 

 

 

 

With so many Democrats entering the 2020 primaries, Gillibrand is still polling at the bottom, so it’s unlikely she will ever get the opportunity to institute the pro-LGBTQ policies she seems so passionate about. But hopefully, the more candidates run on a pro-LGBTQ agenda, the more discussion will be had about how necessary LGBTQ rights are to a true progressive Democrat platform.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.