Friday, July 4, 2008

San Francisco Bay Area Residents Take Stand Against HRC

"On Saturday, July 26th, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is hosting its annual San Francisco gala dinner and fund raiser at the Westin St. Francis hotel. They’ll raise money, cheer and applaud their apparent successes in Washington DC, announce a sudden, renewed interest in marriage, and claim that they are advancing the nation’s LGBT agenda.

But we in San Francisco’s LGBT community are preparing our OWN July 26th party in the streets, outside of the Westin St. Francis. We also encourage others in the LGBT community and our allies to boycott HRC’s gala event, due to HRC’s ongoing refusal to advocate for federal legislation that protects all Americans from discrimination based on gender identity and expression."

Sign the Petition to Show Solidarity with the HRC Gala Boycott!

1 comment:

Thalassa said...

Y'know, this is an issue that I struggle with. But my inclination as a pragmatist is not to boycott the HRC or protest their fundraising efforts. Why would you torpedo someone who is doing good work because they are not doing it the way you want it done? If you don't like HRC's agenda, join the HRC and change it. If that seems like too much work, found your own activist organization, raise funds, staff it, and work as an equal partner with HRC. There's no reason for infighting over platform planks when there is so much work to be done.

I'd love to have an alternative to the HRC that had national credibility and was more trans-inclusive. I'm not an organizer, but I'd donate if someone else would put it together.

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