Newsmakers of the Year

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter

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Robin McGehee and Kip Williams

Some bristle at their tactics; others revel in them. One thing’s for sure: When GetEqual’s Kip Williams and Robin McGehee (pictured center, along with backers Paul Yandura, left, and Jonathan Lewis, right) launched the direct action group this spring, they did it with a bang — organizing a group of activists and gay service members including Lt. Dan Choi and Capt. James Pietrangelo II, who handcuffed themselves to the White House gates in protest of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” A symbolic statement, to say the least. The group has an uphill battle next year as they try to push the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) in a Congress now divided. But don’t expect them to soft-pedal their message.

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