PRESS RELEASE from John Edwards for President

April 10, 2007

Kate Bedingfield


Chapel Hill, North Carolina - The John Edwards for President campaign announced today that prominent LGBT leaders from across the country endorsed Senator John Edwards for President.

"I am honored to have the support of so many well-respected LGBT leaders," said Edwards. "They work hard every day to make our country a better place and I am proud to join with them to fight for equal rights for all Americans."

The following LGBT leaders endorsed Edwards for President:

-  Skip Paul, Corporate Executive

-  Darren Star, TV Producer

-  Julie Johnson, Human Rights Campaign Public Policy Committee Co-Chair

-  Eric Stern, Former National Stonewall Democrats Executive Director; Former Democratic National Committee LGBT Outreach Director

-  David Mixner, Former Bill Clinton for President Adviser; LGBT activist, fundraiser, author

-  Dennis Erdman, TV Producer/ Director

-  Mary Snider, Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors Executive Committee Member

-  David Tseng, Kerry-Edwards 2004 National LGBT Advisory Committee Co-Chair; Former Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National Executive Director

-  David Mariner, Former Out for Howard Dean Co-Chair; Founder,

-  James Duff, TV Producer

-  Ramon Gardenhire, National Stonewall Democrats Black Caucus Co-Chair; Former DNC LGBT Deputy Outreach Director

-  Scott Benson, Majority Leader Minneapolis City Council

-  Shane Larson, AFL-CIO Pride @ Work National Executive Board Member; Association of Flight Attendants (AFA)-Communications Workers of America (CWA) Government Affairs Director

-  Scott Wiener, Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors Member; San Francisco Democratic Party Chair* (for identification purposes only)

-  Jeff Gardner, Garden State Equality Vice Chair; New Jersey for Democracy Co-Chair

-  Lynne Wiggins, Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) National Leadership Council Member; Former Human Rights Campaign Board of Governors Member

-  Ken Keechl, Broward County Commissioner; Former Dolphin Democrats President

-  Linda Elliott, Human Rights Committee Board of Directors Member

-  Dave Garrity, Former Democratic National Committee Member

-  Mark Periello, Former Human Rights Campaign staff member; Democratic strategist

-  Ron Ginsburg, LGBT Community Activist; business owner

-  Randall Kelly, LGBT Community Activist; attorney

-  Stephanie Kornegay, LGBT Community Activist; business owner

-  Robert D. Horvath, Mautner Project Board of Directors Member

-  Patrick J. Lyden, LGBT Community Activist; Homeland Security Advisor