BREAKING: Fred Sainz OUT As Senior VP of Communications At HRC, Obama Aide IN.

Fred Sainz

Micheal Petrelis of the longtime LGBT activist blog  The Petrelis Files is reporting that Fred Sainz, Vice President of Communications at the Human Rights Campaign is finally cashing in chips and leaving the organization and that FLOTUS aide Olivia Alair Dalton will be soon replacing him.

Via The Petrelis Files:

I received this auto-reply from Fred Sainz, one of the five top executives under Chad Griffin, who was in charge of communication, is on his way out:

“Thank you for your email. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be transitioning out from the Human Rights Campaign. I will no longer be actively checking this account. It’s been my great honor to work for this organization that I admire deeply.”

Sainz is gone and here’s who has replaced him, according to a July 14 release:

“Olivia Alair Dalton, who was senior VP for SKDKnickerbocker and spokesperson for First Lady Michelle Obama, has joined the Human Rights Campaign as senior VP-communications & marketing. […] At SKDKnick, she worked with HRC to help manage a communications “war room” in support of the Respect for Marriage Coalition. […] The new HRC staffer also served as spokesperson for former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Vice President Joe Biden.”

From Dalton’s perch as an aide to FLOTUS and the Veep, not to mention collecting a paycheck from the powerhouse lobbying and PR firm where Hilary Rosen, former HRC board of directors president, is a longtime managing director of political affairs, we’re witnessing Democrats rearranging the pieces on their political chessboard.

Mighty small 1% of the LGBT elites from HRC to SKDKnickerbocker on over to the DNC still running the show for themselves, and ordinary LGBT folks are barely on the radar. These moneyed queers are looking out for themselves first and foremost.

Petrelis also goes on to mention that there have been rumors that Chad “Rosa Parks” Griffin might also be looking for greener pastures. (But at over $400k a year, one has to think how much greener this welp can actually get on talent and not bullshit.)

As to another rumor circulating — that, with marriage done, Griffin is readying to leave the organization — he laughed. ‘I did not come here to this organization for marriage,” Griffin said. “I have my dream job. I have never had a job that I’ve loved and enjoyed more than this one.'”

Remaining or leaving, expect Griffin to put all of his skills toward (re)electing Clinton to the White House where he worked during Billary’s first Oval Office stint and where he probably wants to find himself again employed.

Sainz leaving is definately a start.  After all this is the man who said that he thought the whole “Duck Dynasty” debacle was a GOOD thing.  But even if Griffin does let the door hit is flat ass on his way out after Sainz,  HRC will not be cured until there is a full overhaul of its board of directors and it gets itself off it’s high horse and becomes a more “inclusive” organization which cares more about the members of the community and less about “galas” and “starfucking”.

 

 

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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