Ruzicka’s Influence Remains Strong in Legislature

by Troy Williams

Today Gail Jessen from KCPW aired a piece on Gayle Ruzicka and Eagle Forum’s enduring presence on Capitol Hill.  The piece also spotlights my relationship with Gayle as a closeted Eagle Forum intern who later turned gay.  You’ll hear Gayle’s reaction!

Many people like to demonize Gayle.  As outrageous and damaging as her politics are I think progressives would do better to stop bitching about her success and start to actually model her style of organizing.

Listen to the segment here:

03.11.2012 by Jessica Gail

(KCPW News) Perhaps no name draws sharper reaction in Utah than Gayle Ruzicka. The longtime President of the Utah Eagle Forum is a no-nonsense woman when it comes to her views on human life, family values and limited government. And she was at the Utah Capitol every day during the legislative session lobbying on those issues. KCPW’s Jessica Gail reports on her success with lawmakers and her unique friendship with one of Salt Lake City’s leading gay rights activists.

About Troy Williams

Troy is currently the public affairs director of KRCL 90.9 FM in Salt Lake City and the executive producer of RadioActive. His work has been featured in The Nation, Interview Magazine, Huffington Post, The Gay Times and OUT Magazine. He also co-wrote the one-woman show, The Passion of Sister Dottie S. Dixon. In 2011 Troy will appear in the new Errol Morris documentary, Tabloid.
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