During an interview with HuffPost Live’s Josh Zepps about his upcoming Hump! Tour, an amateur porn film festival, Dan Savage went off on Jo Becker’s (and who are we kidding Chad Griffin and HRC’s) new book “Forcing The Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality,”
“The book has been universally condemned by people all across the ideological spectrum in the gay community.
It’s really kind of a case of sort of theft, a theft of credit. The book is a lie, a lie to its readers, it’s a misrepresentation, and the treatment of [marriage equality activists] … is appalling This is a bullshit Washington history, and it will not stand, and the community — the gay community — is united in opposition to it.”
That’s what I like about Dan Savage. Always so soft spoken.
Earlier this week a fellow LGBT activist printed Jo Becker’s upcoming book signing schedule for her re-write of LGBT history “Forcing the
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.