New York Senator-elect Hillary Clinton has been selected as "Person
of the Year" by a popular San Francisco-based homosexual website.
PlanetOut.com says it asked its 1.7 million visitors to vote for the most "important, inspiring, groundbreaking and newsworthy" individual or group among homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual and transgender people.
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The site's senior entertainment producer, Jenni Olson, explained the top pick to the Bay City News Service: "Hillary Rodham Clinton has been an outspoken supporter of equal rights for gay and lesbian Americans. Our visitors voted for her as PlanetOut Person of the Year because they recognize her courage to do the right thing despite real political risks."
Specifically, the site noted Mrs. Clinton's support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, her across-the-board support of the homosexual activist agenda and her having marched in New York's gay pride parade earlier this year.
Also recognized in the "Person of the Year" survey were: President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and wife Tipper Gore, the state of Vermont and Gov. Howard Dean, murder victim Matthew Sheppard's parents Judy and Dennis Shepard, singer-songwriter Elton John, comedian Margaret Cho, singer Melissa Etheridge, singer-actress Cher, comedian Ellen DeGeneres and former assistant scoutmaster and U.S. Supreme Court case plaintiff James Dale.