CCGLA hosting 3 candidate forums for municipal elections in April

544659_560537957310358_129449817_nCollin County Gay and Lesbian Alliance is hosting candidate forums in April for Plano, McKinney and Frisco municipal elections.

The Plano event is tonight and 14 candidates are expected to attend, including those running for Plano City Council, mayor, and Collin College trustee seats.

Candidates will give short speeches about their platforms before talking questions from the audience.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at 4568 Southgate Dr. in Plano.

Candidate forums have also been scheduled for McKinney races on Wednesday, April 10, and Frisco races on Thursday, April 25.

—  Dallasvoice

Obama sign in McKinney defaced with racial epithet, anti-gay language


An Obama yard sign in McKinney was defaced last week. One side had the inevitable racial epithet along with “Obama Sucks Dick.” The other read “Romney & Ryan Christian, white, anti-gay. Republicans rule.”

A neighbor brought the sign to McKinney resident Cassy Zobel after finding it in Zobel’s yard. Zobel filed a police report and wrote about it on her blog, Blue Chick in a Red Barn.

While there’s been a racial undertone to a lot of Obama criticism, the haters are rarely this blatant. Zobel notes in her blog that McKinney was recently rated second best place to live in America.

“I suppose there should have been a caveat,” she wrote. “’Best Place to Live If You’re A Bigoted White, Christian, Anti-Gay Person Who Doesn’t Support Our First African-American President And Hates Everyone Who Does.’ That was probably too long a title, though.”

Watch NBC 5′s report on the incident below.

—  David Taffet