LGBT Alaskans on Palin: Worse than Cheney -- and a Better Shot

11/01/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Joe Solmonese Managing Director and Founding Partner, Gavin/Solmonese LLC

In a Tuesday night interview with Katie Couric, Sarah Palin trotted out the old right-wing code word: she said being gay is a "choice".

We know Palin's got a laundry list of anti-LGBT positions. But we wondered: what do LGBT people in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska think of her? So last week, we went up there to find out.

What they told us speaks volumes.

Our staff met dozens of LGBT people in Wasilla. And while many were afraid to talk on camera, we learned a lot about how life changed for the LGBT Wasillans after Sarah Palin became mayor.

Find out why they fear a Palin Vice Presidency. Watch the video and get their first hand accounts.