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“I don’t see the equality,” Tina Pacheco called out to the chairman of the state Republican Party. “I’m yelling as loud as I can.” The chairman stood his ground and drowned her out.

Pacheco was one of over 50 people gathered at a political forum Wednesday night at the New Haven Pride Center at 50 Fitch St. Those who showed up got a rare chance to fire questions for two hours to the leaders of the state’s Republican and Democratic parties, Chris Healy and Nancy DiNardo. The theme was “Election 2008: What’s at stake for Connecticut’s GLBT Community?”

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