It’s doubtful the Republican gubernatorial hopefuls will talk much about LGBT issues during tonight’s showdown in Denton, unless Rick Perry decides he wants to brag about how anti-gay he is. And while Log Cabin Republicans President Rob Schlein is hosting a watch party for the debate at his home, there will also be some alternatives for those on the other side of the aisle.
Stonewall Democrats of Dallas will kick off its 2010 endorsement screening process from 6 to 9 p.m. at Resource Center Dallas. With an unprecedented number of candidates seeking the group’s backing, the screenings will continue from 6-9 p.m. Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Political director Omar Narvaez said Stonewall isn’t releasing a schedule of when specific candidates will appear before the group.
Also tonight, Democratic candidates for county judge and district clerk will square off at a forum hosted by Preston Hollow Democrats, which is led by Stonewall member Roger Grape. Openly gay County Judge Jim Foster is facing challengers Larry Duncan and Clay Jenkins in the March 2 primary, while openly gay District Clerk Gary Fitzsimmons faces challenger Johnny Gomez. The forum is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at PoPoLos, 5959 Royal Lane.