Well the Human Rights Campaign had one of its many parties this past Friday in Washington, DC as it hosted its 16th Annual National
Hosted by new $360,000.00 a year HRC president Chad Griffin in a rare public appearance after keeping a very low profile since hired over 6 months ago. Other speakers included Dustin Lance Black and Newark’s hero mayor, Cory Booker, and Griffin (the highest paid event host in history) presenting the National Equality Award to the NAACP and its president, Ben Jealous and the HRC’s Ally for Equality Award to actress Sally Field with . (Now don’t get me wrong I LOVE Sally Field but what the fuck? Aren’t there more relevent, active and in the now allies *cough* Ben Cohen, Pauley Perette, Chris Kluwe, Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Williams, nd Josh Hutcherson to name a few. *cough*)
Being the mother of a gay son. Sally did deliver a nice talk though about the biological innateness of being gay. “Sam is what nature intended him to be,” she told the audience. She knew well before her son that he was gay, of course, and had wanted to explain it all to him, but thanks to her other sons’ insistence, she let Sam find his own way. And she couldn’t be more proud.
Parents who kick out their children or turn their backs, she said, need to realize “these children have something important to teach their parents:” Love and acceptance. Some children are gay, she explains, “So the f*ck what?”
But what was the relevance of honoring her over others who are more visibly outspoken? STARPOWER and Ticket Sales.
All in all it was just another night at Gay Inc. with the gay elite paying $275.oo a ticket for a catered dinner, to run elbows with the stars, and tell each other just how fabulash they are while ENDA is still stuck in Congress after 20 years and Federal DOMA still stands.