Press Release From Rea Carey and NGLTF Because Thats All Rea Does Is Issue Press Releases and Receive A Nice Big Paycheck

This was forwarded today from Rea Carey of the Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force about last nights mid-election results.  You remember Rea and the NGLTF.  They hold those nifty conferences to raise money that do jack shit and Rea visits the White House and also has “movie nights” with the President in the name of advancing LGBT Rights, and issues press release while collecting a nice paycheck but in reality does ABSOLUTELY FUCKING NOTHING!

Here’s what Rea has to say about last night:

“We’ll cut to the chase: The shift in the balance of power will very likely slow advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights legislation in Congress. Does this mean a blockade on LGBT rights? Not if we can help it. Fact is, our community has always had to fight — and fight hard — for equality. This is nothing new to us. But here’s another fact: There are Americans, from every part of the country, from every background, from every political leaning and of every faith, who support equality for LGBT people — and those numbers grow bigger every day.

“No matter what the political breakdown is in Washington, the Task Force will continue to identify and work with all fair-minded members of Congress who are willing to support and defend equality for LGBT people. Through our New Beginning Initiative, we will continue to push for the administration and its agencies to make tangible changes that benefit lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and our families — changes that can be done without Congress. We will continue working with local partners in communities across the country to secure equality. Bottom line: While political winds and players may shift, the fundamental needs of the people do not. No matter who is in office, people need jobs, protection from discrimination, a roof over their heads, a way to feed their families, a fair shake. No one should settle for less — we won’t.”

Oh blah, blah, blah, fucking blah.

I would REALLY like to know what tangible changes can be done without Congress?  I’d also like to know what, if anything the NLGTF and Rea Carey have substantially done?  I mean reallywhat can they claim that REALLY made a difference in our lives..  They exist?  They hold conferences, banquets, and represent us.  But WHAT THE FUCK have you done other than bow to the DNC and applaud and be grateful for crumbs?!

Now you all may wonder where this anger comes from?  Well I’ll tell you.  For the past two years Rea and NGLTF, Joe Solmonese, and HRC, and others have wasted and squandered what little time that we had to get LGBT rights initiatives pushed and THEY WASTED IT.  They swilled cocktails, hung out at the White House and were nothing more then lemmings to the DNC.  Time after time countless people, LGBT bloggers, and political reporters warned them that the window was small and they didn’t push.  And now.  NOW after last nights elections, when we have to face that the reality is unless the DADT repeal gets passed in the lame duck session we can look at very little to no LGBT rights advances over the past few years.  This BITCH has the nerve to send out a Press Release touting the Task Force and what it can do when it didn’t do anything when it had an actual chance?

If Rea Carey and Joe Solmonese had any decency or any conscience for what they cost the LGBT community over the opportunity they wasted over the past two years they would resign.  That’s the Press release we need to see from you Rea.  Your resignation.  Because yes the Democrats lost a lot of power last night.  But after the past few years it’s become clear that we’ve never had any thanks to you and Gay Inc being so inept.

It’s time for you all to go and resign in the shame that you should for the wasted time, broken promises, and just plain bullshit you shovel.  The LGBT Community would be much better off with new leaders to take your place.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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2 thoughts on “Press Release From Rea Carey and NGLTF Because Thats All Rea Does Is Issue Press Releases and Receive A Nice Big Paycheck”

  1. Really? Call a woman a bitch to make a point about not doing enough for equal rights? I have no doubt that there is some real merit in your post, but this is really disheartening. Why do gay men think they don't have to develop a powerful, deep feminist critique of society/history/language? Can't we be better?

  2. Just so you know if she has been a he I probably still wopuld have called HIM a BITCH. Are we so under PC now? have you ever called someone a "dick" or a Prick". if so should I take offebnse since I am a man?

    It's quite clear from the post that I am angry and I am NOT using the wprd to attck her as a woman.

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