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    January 29, 2008

    Welcome 'Andoni' to The Citizen

    Posted by: Chris

    I'm happy to announce that another regular reader of The Citizen and a longtime friend and associate of mine will also be doing some guest blogging.  Don George is always in the middle of things in Atlanta's gay and lesbian community and in a wide variety of causes has always put his money where his mouth is.

    Dsc02065 Don is a retired physician who practiced for years in Massachusetts before coming down to Atlanta, where he lives now with his partner. In addition to medicine, Don has worked as an engineer, inventor, teacher and in real estate as well. A lot of the work he does now is in philanthropy, much of it through his own Andonios Foundation.

    Way back in 1996, when William Waybourn and I proposed creating Window Media, a group of gay and lesbian publications, Don was the very first person to get out his checkbook, and it's by no means the only gay business he helped launch.

    In contrast to Kevin, our other guest blogger, Don is a lifelong Democrat, something he attributes to growing up in the inner city in a lower middle class household. He sits on the national board of the American Civil Liberties Union and regularly contributes to a wide range of political candidates, including so far in the Democratic presidential primaries, Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich and Barack Obama -- with Obama receiving more than the others to date.

    I have long appreciated Don't outside-the-box thinking, even if we don't always agree, and his articulate writing style has put him on the New York Times op-ed pages -- albeit in letters -- more times than I can remember. I know that we'll all enjoy his contributions here; look for them under his blogger nickname, "Andoni."



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    1. Kevin on Jan 29, 2008 1:09:08 PM:

      Welcome aboard!!

    1. Monster Beats Sale on Nov 30, 2011 2:51:12 AM:

      I know that we'll all enjoy his contributions here; look for them under his blogger nickname, "Andoni."

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