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Is Jo Becker Appearing At HRC Headquaters On 4/26? Only HRC Knows And They Ain’t Telling.

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Earlier this week a fellow LGBT activist printed Jo Becker’s upcoming book signing schedule for her re-write of LGBT history “Forcing the Fraud Spring”

Surprisingly considering the major controversy that her “so-called” history of the LGBT marriage movement and her over adoration of the “handsome and bespectacled” Chad Griffin that on Saturday April 26th Becker was scheduled for a book signing and talk at HRC Headquarters in Washington, D.C..

I have the cached screenshot of the now deleted event – calendar from Penguin, Becker’s publisher from 4/22 which before it was mysteriously removed.

So I called HRC headquarters and tried to get an answer the HRC spokesman Carl Garcia who wouldn’t deny or confirm that an event featuring Becker was happening.  Garcia kept saying that there is one event being held on Saturday and that it was a “private event” But would not elaborate.  Carl though  was very interested where I got my information.

And we weren’t the only ones getting the runaround.  Andrew Sullivan tried to get information and ran into the same stumbling block. And today HRC asked Justin Snow from MetroWeekly to correct a story about the Jo Becker event  but again wouldn’t say if they canceled it or not.

I’ll admit I  rarely agree with Andrew Sullivan (Although I must admit I do admire his chutzpah) but he sums this whole HRC party situation perfectly:

“Indeed. An author who is hosted at book signings and events by the “characters” she fawns over in her book is crossing an ethical line. Another one. And, yes, I think, given the refusal of HRC to confirm or deny that the Becker event is canceled tomorrow, we can assume that it’s a party for Becker, and a thank you for the public relations job she has done for the organization. It’s all win-win-win. Except for the truth.”

Just another in a long line of transparency and integrity FAILS by the Human Rights Campaign.






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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