A New Low – HRC Moves Gift Store Into Harvey Milk’s Camera Shop In the Castro

In what has to be a new low even for the HRC.  The Human Rights Campaign, is moving its San Francisco Action Center and gift store into the historic business and  home of slain gay civil rights legend Harvey Milk.

“In addition to merchandise with HRC’s signature ‘equal’ logo, the store will offer items emblazoned with the words and images of Harvey Milk. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items will be donated to local organizations that continue to carry on the legacy of Harvey Milk, such as the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy and the GLBT Historical Society, according to the organization.”

Said HRC President Joe Solmonese: “It is Harvey Milk’s vision of hope that continues to inspire the work that we do at the Human Rights Campaign. We are the beneficiaries of his groundbreaking activism and are honored to be a part of the future that he envisioned.”

*BANG BANG BANG*

Thats the sound of Harvey not only rolling over in his grave but trying to pound his way out to bitchslap Solmonese and the HRC.

The utter nerve and gall of the HRC leaves me speechless.   Rather than opening gift shops at gay historical monuments of REAL LGBT Civil rights leaders perhaps they should try political action themselves.

Oh and please note “A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items will be donated to local organizations that continue to carry on the legacy of Harvey Milk, such as the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy and the GLBT Historical Society, according to the organization.” They forgot to add “and a larger portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items will go straight to Joe Solmonese’s martini party and designer suit fund.”

The HRC has no shame.  San Franciscans should be protesting in front of that store EVERY day until the HRC move out and more respectable and reverent treatment of Harvey’s historic landmark and legacy can be thought of and implemented.

Straw meet camels back.

Go to hell HRC!

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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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