Michelle Obama Threatens To Leave Fundraiser After Being Called Out On ENDA

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger 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 Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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  1. tina says:

    I’ve been saying it for the last 5 years too! It’s interesting that she invokes children’s issues as the ones that matter and, seemingly chastised the crowd for daring to even think about raising other issues that might be pertinent to them and THEIR children. And, who does she think kids are going to become if discrimination is allowed to continue as usual? It’s deeply ironic that a person who is a member of a class of people who have been historically oppressed, and continue to be so, is luke warm on the mechanisms that would alleviate oppression of another class of people.

  2. Of course Ellen Sturtz is right, the President only needs to sign an Executive Order and the whole work-place discrimination i at an end… BUT were there is only ONE President, and there is no First Lady President, it is the President who signs such an EO!
    I think it was wrong by Ellen Sturtz to tell the 1st lady that her husband must sign such and EO!
    And of course Mrs. Obama talks with Mr. Obama, about matters that she encounters, and no doubt she will have mentioned the “incident” to Mr. Obama (in bed or at souper, or at diner…….. or for all I care in the limo that took her home), but she. Mrs Obama is NOT to influence the President on matters of state! And people should not demand from her to tell the President to do or not to do anything!
    I think she, Mrs. Obama reacted perfectly, putting Ellen Sturtz in her place, or better said perhaps….. told her were the facts are clearly and not to misunderstood words!

    A wasted 500U$ for Ellen………… perhaps…

  3. Some groups lack tact in handling situations properly. It may bring the issue up, but to what cost. Ms. Obama handled herself perfectly and Ms. Sturtz needs to apologize. There are ways to be recognized without showing a lack of respect for those who have worked so hard to be in positions that can actually help a cause. Kudos to Ms. Obama for showing a heckler the door!

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