Oh, please. Look at the pathetic “press conference” held at the Human Rights Campaign HQ in DC today. The professional grade Z-class homobigots Porno Pete, Matt Barber and Linda Harvey (no sign of A-lister Tony Perkins) gathered to deliver what’s probably some end-of-the-world message about the Homosexual Agenda advancing.
|By: Pam Spaulding Tuesday June 4, 2013 1:40 pm|
|By: Kit OConnell Friday June 29, 2012 4:14 pm|
If you had, at the time, asked a participant in the Stonewall Riots—whose occurrence annual LGBTQ Pride parades commemorate—whether they envisioned a future where their cause was vocally supported by JP Morgan, Doritos, and the President of the United States, chances are your answer would have been a swift and sure “No.” But, in 21st century America…?
|By: Pam Spaulding Tuesday June 5, 2012 10:53 am|
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals announced today that it would not rehear it’s earlier decision upholding, in part, the lower court decision striking down Proposition 8. The matter can now be appealed to the US Supreme Court, but only if at least four Justices agree to hear the case.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday May 7, 2012 10:55 am|
Seventy-two members of Congress have signed a letter to President Obama telling him to issue an Executive Order preventing federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity. But a lot of others haven’t. We decided to tally the money these AWOL members have taken from LGBT interests such as the Human Rights Campaign, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and others for their support of LGBT issues over the years. Guess who tops the list?
|By: Pam Spaulding Friday March 2, 2012 10:45 am|
This is a big WOW. Much of the talk about who would succeed Joe Solmonese as head of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has been about whether the organization would select someone who wasn’t the stereotypical representation of “LGBT” in America, i.e, a gay white man. I do think that’s an obvious consideration, but honestly, what HRC needs is a shot of activism in the arm, a pick that would not signal business inside the Beltway as usual, a choice that would reflect the need to be media savvy and deeply connected to politics from the grassroots to the pols on the Hill.
|By: Pam Spaulding Wednesday August 31, 2011 10:30 am|
With Joe Solmonese’ departure now comes an extraordinary opportunity to make HRC a powerful and effective force into the 21st Century. The organization must not only do a ‘search’ for a new CEO but really must also take time to decide its goals for the next decade. Instead of finding a ‘qualified candidate’ for the job, it is time for a visionary job description that will lead us to the right candidate.
|By: Pam Spaulding Tuesday August 30, 2011 8:45 am|
One must wonder, will the new HRC leader be more vocal when democrats fail to actively work for equality? Too often democrats ask for money and votes from the gay community while making great promises to support our equality – only to fail to work for equality once elected. What good is nice words when they are followed with no action? What good is a GLBT organization that refuses to press our political leadership on our behalf because it doesn’t want to make waves?
|By: Pam Spaulding Friday August 26, 2011 5:58 pm|
Yes, it’s the end of an era. Pam’s House Blend has learned, from a trusted source in a position to know the details, that Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization in the country, will announce his departure next Tuesday. Solmonese will reportedly step down from the organization in December of this year.
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday July 18, 2011 6:30 pm|
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney declined comment Monday on questions on President Obama’s position on widely discredited “ex-gay” reparative therapy aimed at changing gay individuals into being straight.
Under questioning from the Washington Blade, Carney said he hasn’t had any conversations with the president on reparative therapy — or whether Medicaid funding should support the practice — and deferred inquiries to the Department of Health & Human Services.
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday July 14, 2011 4:06 pm|
Much is being made about the prominent voices who will testify at Senator Leahy’s DOMA hearing next Wednesday, but I wanted to highlight the story of one person directly affected by DOMA who will tell his story to Senators next week. Legally married in California, testimony will be heard from Ron Wallen, an Indio, Calif. resident, who married Tom Carrollo in 2008 after being together for 55 years.