Thursday, December 09, 2010

HRC to Move Into [Desecrate] Harvey Milk's Camera Store

Almost as worthless and disingenuous as the Liar-in-Chief when it comes to the betrayal of rank and file LGBT Americans, in my opinion, are the self-important boot lickers at HRC - e.g., Joe Solomnese - who are more worried about "access" and remaining on the cocktail circuit invite list than advancing the rights of the rest of us. EVERY time I have reached out to HRC for help on a gay rights issue, they have been more worried about "offending" this politician or that politician than about helping a LGBT citizen who was screwed over by the bigoted system. Now, HRC has announced that it will be moving into the location of Harvey Milk's camera store in San Francisco. I view the move as something obscene given HRC's continued spinelessness and unwillingness to hold politicians accountable for their lies and continued bigotry. I'm not the only one outraged. Dustin Lance Black, author of the screen play for the movie Milk had this to say:
"Harvey Milk spent the last years of his life fighting not only for rights for gays and lesbians across the nation, but also against the idea that the only way to achieve those rights is to lobby the government and financially support so-called 'straight allies'.
For the HRC leadership, which still advocates a piecemeal, wait-and-see approach to try and co-opt and profit from Harvey's legacy is an outrage."
HRC sucks up a disproportionate amount of LGBT activism dollars, grossly overpays its leadership, and delivers little or nothing to average LGBT Americans. Donations to HRC ought to be redirected to organizations Lambda Legal and AFER that are actually doing something win equality for LGBT citizens. HRC's main activity seems to be providing political cover for do nothing "allies" such as the current occupant of the White House.

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