Candidates reach out to LGBT community

By Erica Zazo
Old Town Times Lansing Staff Writer

LANSING – Lansing area residents packed Tripper’s Bar on Thursday, Sept. 20, not to drink, but to hear 28 candidates outline their campaign views as they relate to the LGBT community. Lansing Association for Human Rights and the Political Action Committee, LAHR and LAHR-PAC, hosted the event, which attracted over 50 members of the Lansing and Greater Lansing area. After the doors opened, the reserved room for the event quickly became standing room only. Frank Vaca, LAHR board member and event planner, thought the event would be a great way to get the word out about each candidate’s campaign.