Tomorrow night, June 1, from 5:30 to 7:30, Fort Worth mayoral run-off candidates Betsy Price and Jim Lane are scheduled to talk and field questions at a forum hosted by the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce and Fairness Fort Worth. The forum will be held in the Four-Day Weekend theater, 312 Houston St., in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square.
“This is an excellent opportunity to hear their positions on issues of importance to our community,” states a press release from the Tarrant County Stonewall Democrats, a group organized to inform Democratic candidates and officeholders of issues of importance to members of the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered community and their supporters, according to their web site, and to promote the party’s “message of economic justice and social progress in the GLBT community.”
While the mayor’s race is non-partisan, the candidates are well-known for their political affiliations: Lane is a Democrat, Price is Republican.
This mayoral candidates forum dedicated specifically to issues of importance to the GLBT community, is a first for Fort Worth.