Governor Palin called for 'tolerance', and we hoped she'd show that type of leadership as Governor with this proclamation. Coming out is a difficult and deserves recognition. We were asking for the Governor to acknowledge and recognize the dignity of openly-gay Alaskans. We weren't asking for a policy position, beyond simple acknowledgement.''
Marsha Buck of Alaskans Together, a gay rights group in Alaska that has not received a response to their request for Governor Sarah Palin to sign a procolamation recognizing National Coming Out Day. It is reported that Palin, in October alone, has officially recognized ''Careers in Construction Week,'' ''10th Annual Christian Heritage Week,'' ''Biomedical Technician Week,'' ''Alaska Taiwan Friendship Week,'' ''World Farm Animals Day,'' ''Breastfeeding Awareness Month,'' and ''Grand Opening of Rilke Schule Day.'' Palin also claimed in the 2008 Vice Presidential Debate to have at lease on lesbian best friend an alluded to other gay acquaintances. (Examiner.com)