The Human Rights Campaign has announced that former President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address next month at their annual National Gala Dinner.
Via press release:
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality, announced today that President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address at the 18th Annual HRC National Dinner to be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Washington, DC. “President Bill Clinton is a transformational leader for our nation and the world,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “His ability to build partnerships around the globe and harness the power of human potential is truly remarkable, and we are thrilled he will be returning as our keynote speaker for our national dinner.” After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment. In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has served as the top United Nations envoy for the Indian Ocean tsunami recovery effort and as the UN Special Envoy to Haiti. Today, the Clinton Foundation is supporting economic growth, capacity building, and education in Haiti. President Clinton attended HRC’s first national dinner in 1997.
No mention was made by HRC or Chad Griffin, a former Clinton White House staffer about the fact Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman for federal purposes into law and ruined thousands of live and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) during his tenure in office selling out the gay community for his re-election campaign. Both of which he has NEVER publicly apologized to the gay community for.
Well for years HRC made hundreds of millions of dollars of DOMA and DADT. I suppose its just right that they make a little more and honor the man they made it off of. *snort*
The October 25,th. event is already sold out. But to be perfectly honest HRC sold out a looooooong time ago.