The Human Rights Campaign National Dinner was protested on Saturday night at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC by a small group of social justice warrior zombies from the groups No Justice No Pride, GetEqual and the Trans Woman of Color Collective.
A statement released by No Justice No Pride stated the protesters dressed as zombies to “reflect the horror done by HRC partnering with a monster like Wells Fargo.”
In June, at the Pride Parade, we targeted Capital Pride’s willingness to sell our communities out to harmful corporations. Today, we’re targeting HRC’s willingness to do the same.
For decades, the LGBT movement has cast aside the most marginalized in pursuit of ‘equality’ for the most privileged members of our communities. Our hope is that No Justice No Pride’s actions begin to wake the LGBT establishment up to the fact that there is a new generation of trans and queer folks with bigger, broader and more radical dreams of liberation. Dreams inspired by the lives of our ancestors — like Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson and Audre Lorde — which are fundamentally incompatible with entities like Wells Fargo.
Said Lourdes Ashley Hunter, executive director of the Trans Woman of Color Collective
We have had enough of the juggernaut non-profits profiting off the lives of black bodies, brown bodies, indigenous bodies, undocumented bodies: Fuck HRC! Now more than ever it is important for our voices to be heard. We cannot continue to let these organizations represent us. They don’t represent us, number one, and we know that.
They represent their capitalist interests. They represent their white, cis gay pajama parties, they represent everything that liberation is not standing for. And so we’re here today to not only say ‘fuck HRC,’ ‘fuck Wells Fargo,’ well fuck everybody who paid $400 to come up in here and continue this shit.
As many of you know who have followed me the past 8 years, I have no love for the HRC but also I have no respect for No Justice No Pride, GetEqual and their ilk. Both sides are equally guilty of being self-centered and self-serving on the issues facing the LGBT community. Both sides are selfish and non-inclusive. And both sides have also lost sight of our original mission which is full civil rights under the law for all of us.
Source: The Washington Blade
Photo by Michael Key
3 thoughts on “Human Rights Campaign National Dinner Protested by SJW Zombies”
The HRC lost me when they dropped the “F”. I need to agree with Will Kohler here. The HRC I believe has lost it’s mission. In the 80’s when it still had “F” in it’s name. It was a pac to be reckoned with. Now I just can’t figure out what their mission is. This No justice no Pride . Their Mission statement is so bewildering. I do not think anyone in the LBGT community would qualify to join!
“No Justice No Pride is an ad-hoc collective of organizers and activists from across the District of Columbia. We exist to end the LGBT movement’s complicity with systems of oppression that further marginalize queer and trans individuals. Our members are black, brown, queer, trans, gender nonconforming, bisexual, indigenous, two-spirit, formerly incarcerated, disabled, white allies and together we recognize that there can be no pride for some of us without liberation for all ” From their Web Page
Seriously! What does that mean?
The Trans Women of Color. Is another group that their WEB page is one long rant. I think written by Ashlee Marie Preston, the tranny that has it in for Caitlin Jenner.
I have come to the realization that being a GWM out for 35 years, I am just not GAY enough!
I”m sorry but to equate the corporate bought and corporate bossed HRC with our grassroots organizations ACTing UP to purge all this dirty money from politics is unfair and wrong. You seriously need to get back in the saddle and stop resting on your lazy laurels Will Kohler. I’m a long time activist too and haven’t stopped fighting.
My mission is to join and support a real LGBT movement that is not bought and bossed by corporate interests. To purge political parties of corporate influence and to restore American democracy to WE THE PEOPLE.
Why not work on full civil rights and protections in the eyes of the government first for all of us. See thats what I fight for. You know the ORIGINAL mission. Put your time and effort into that. I hate HRC more than any of you. You will never get them to change and you are just wasting time and energy. Fight for REAL CIVIL RIGHTS. Not against some A-list Gays You know Harvey Milk had the same problem. But he didn’t make his focus on trying to change the A Gays of SF. He ignored them and fought what he believed in and won and made his point that way thus putting them to shame. So call me when you get off your misguided lazy laurels and are ready to fight for a cause that behooves all of us. #ByeFelicia