Not Marching Together

David Mixner worked with Bill Clinton in antiwar days and raised $3.5 million from gays for his campaign. Now he wonders if he's still an F.O.B.

Maybe the happiest moment of David Mixner's life came a year ago, when he introduced his old friend Bill Clinton to 700 celebratory gays at the Hollywood dance club Palace. This was going to be the first President to fight for gay civil rights, and Mixner was going to be his main man on those issues, advising and orchestrating outreach the way he does for Fortune 500 companies in his thriving business life. The candidate, for whom Mixner helped raise $3.5 million in gay support, responded passionately. "I have a vision of the future, and you are a part of it."


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