Tired of HRC’s ass-kissing, 8 million dollar office building, cocktail parties and the ever increasing wait for REAL EQUALITY in the United States, LGBT activist and members of Occupy Wall Street will protest the Human Rights Campaign this weekend outside their black tie Manhattan gala at the Waldorf-Astoria.
Queer/LGBTIQA2Z Occupy Wall Street, a caucus of the NYC based Occupy Wall Street movement, announced today that it will protest a Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Gala honoring Goldman Sachs on Saturday February 4, 2012 at the Waldorf Astoria. In contrast to the $650 a plate Gala, the Queer/LGBTIQA2Z Caucus will host a “Guerrilla Potluck” on the sidewalk outside of the prestigious hotel at 50th Street & Park Avenue from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Queer Caucus: 1. Condemns HRC for honoring Goldman Sachs, 2. Calls upon HRC to adopt a strategy of Full Equality by 2014, and 3. Demands that HRC create a transparent process that includes the grassroots.
HRC needs a little pressure to do something other than wear tuxedos and jerk each other off.
And don’t even get me started on the fact that HRC is honoring Goldman Sachs and its involvement run-up to the financial crisis.
Lets get real. DOMA repeal and all inclusive ENDA is nowhere in sight, more red states than ever are adding ANTI-LGBT discrimination laws to their books and in NYC where they are hosting their soiree honoring Goldman Sachs over 4000 homeless youth sleep on the street every night, and these cretins are holding a $650 a plate party at the Waldorf Astoria?
The utter gall is amazing.