It happened last night. But Barney had a severe case of laryngitis, and could barely speak — imagine– and so he stayed home and drank hot lemon tea.

BUT the panelist moved ahead and led a series of smart and savvy discussions about the development of strategic messages and recruitment of strategic messengers to advance full access to civil rights to GLBT people.

It was easy to facilitate the discussion because the audience was already committed to cause and they were eager to learn and share their experiences and expertise.

We have asked each of the panelist to give us a couple of pages to summarize their remarks so soon on this site we will post them all.

Thank you to Carly Burton Mass Equality, Arline Isaacson, Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus, Jesse Begenyi  Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, and Gary Buseck,  Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders.

Meanwhile we recommend to you the I AM videos from   Watch Marsha’s story — she  was there last night.

And the supper from Falafel King and Lola’s cupcakes were wonderful. Everybody took some home.