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Gay Inc. Outraged After Barney Frank Calls Gay Republican Group “Uncle Toms” at DNC – Video

The Human Rights Campaign, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and The National Center for Transgender Equality  in a ridiculous show of  political correctness are in a tizzy over Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank saying that the Log Cabin Republicans — a group for gay Republicans — have modeled themselves after “Uncle Tom.”

Frank who’s known for being forthright and not pulling any punches, first used the comments on Michelangelo Signorile’s SiriusXM radio show from the DNC floor and later repeated the line to at the convention’s LGBT Caucus.

In the Signorelli interview Frank said.

“Frankly I’ve been appalled to see the Log Cabin club, in the face of this worse and worse record on public policy by Republicans on our issues.  Mr. Cooper (President of the LCR) said, ‘Well at least they’re not saying bad things about us.’ That’s just extraordinary. Again, 30 years ago when we were emerging from the vice of prejudice, I understood that. But no, we shouldn’t be accepting a kind of second class citizenship, [and saying], ‘You can treat us badly as long you don’t yell at us.

They’re accepted on [the GOP’s] terms, they’re willing to be accepted with no rights — no right to marry, no right to serve in the military, no right to be protected against hate crimes, no right to be protected in employment. I’ll be honest: For 20 years now I’ve heard how the Log Cabins are going to make Republicans better, but they’ve only gotten worse. I now understand why they call themselves Log Cabin: their role model is “Uncle Tom.”

(For those of you who don;t know.  Uncle Tom, the name of the leading character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the character’s name has been used before  to describe members of a minority group who bow to and help their group’s oppressors.  Sounds like Gay Republicans to me)

Almost immediately after Frank’s comments Gay Inc’s  “political correctness” and  apinelessness kicked in

Chad Griffin — the new head of the Human Rights Campaign said of Frank’s comments: “That’s certainly not my perspective. The Log Cabin Republicans are good people doing good work. We need all fair-minded Americans to rally to the side of equality, and that most definitely includes Republicans. They provide a voice within the Republican Party that’s important.” (I had high hopes for Griffin turning the HRC around.  Well thats over now)

Rea Carey – the executive director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, went further, saying, “At the Task Force, we would never say something like that. There’s going to need to be some follow-up on the part of the [LGBT] caucus and the [Democratic] party today.” (Looks like the Task Force finally found a task insipid as it is)

And Mara Keisling,- the head of the National Center for Transgender Equality, , said, “I think Barney Frank speaks for himself. It’s pretty clear to me which party is much, much, much better on LGBT equality, but I’m not going to cast aspersions on Log Cabin Republicans. Bless their hearts for trying.

OH PLEASE GIVE ME A BREAK.

LCR executive director R. Clarke Cooper  replied to Franks statement saying:  “We understand that Barney has earned his protected place within the Democrat Party by being their attack dog on gay rights issues, demonizing Republicans and undermining efforts at bipartisanship that would actually improve LGBT Americans lives. We expect this kind of bile from Barney, especially when it plays into the Obama campaign’s efforts to divide, distract and deceive the American people.”

While the LCR in reality is  less toxic than HomoCONS at GOProud (slightly) at the end of the day they are exactly the same.

Come November they will enter that voting booth and vote a straight Republican ticket for the party that wants to deny us our God-given rights, keep us second class citizens, and spreads hateful lies and propaganda about us.

To me that makes Franks “Uncle Tom” comments totally justifiable (although I personally prefer “Auntie Tom’s)  and Gay Inc’s scrambling for political correctness and support of the Log Cabin Republicans  disingenuous and spineless at best.

Anti-Gay Hate Groups Take Advantage of The FRC Shooting, While GLAAD and HRC Fumble AGAIN

Yesterday Bryan Fischer of The American Family Association, Matt Barber of the Liberty Council, and Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage all pounced on the horrible shooting at the Family Research Council to use it as a smokescreen against their official designations as “hate groups” by the Southern Law Poverty Center and  blame it on to the SLPC

Today 24 hours later, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins also is blaming the Southern Poverty Law Center for Floyd Corkins opening fire at his group’s HQ yesterday.

“Floyd Corkins was given a license to shoot an unarmed man by organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center that have been reckless in labeling organizations hate groups because they disagree with them on public policy,” Perkins said on Fox News today. “I believe the Southern Poverty Law Center should be held responsible that is leading to intimidation of what the FBI has characterized as domestic terrorism.”

It’s ridiculous for Tony Perkins and his usual bunch of anti-gay activist to be placing blame on the Southern Poverty Law Center for violence directed against the Family Research Council, when the FRC and other groups has encouraged, justified, and provoked who knows how much violence against gays through their reckless hate speech for decades. buts that not stopping them from doing so and also using the GOP and the right-wing  plaster this message all over the internet, papers, and television stations.

Yesterday over 40 LGBT organizations issued a joint statement through GLAAD renouncing the violence and sending “sympathy” to the FRC. Now after 24 hours of these anti-gay hate groups using this tragic event to their own advantage with these ridiculous allegations what have GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, and The Task Force done?

NOTHING.

According to Rich Ferraro GLAAD’s Communications Director who incidentally helped so royally screw up the whole Chick-fil-A mess. “Right now we’re watching how the media is treating this story moving forward. Also doing some education behind the scenes on what FRC is all about. If the media picks up his narrative and runs with it over the next day or so, then yes we will be ready to jump in and explain that the only thing SPLC has done is call attention to FRC’s own words and deeds.”

Yeah that’s really going to  help.   Jump in AFTER they had a few days to get every right-wing loon behind them like Dana Loesch and the Brietbart crew and they saturate the mainstream media with lies, garbage and use the wrong reasons to get their point across and push it home THEN say something just like with with the Chick-fil-A fiasco.

And the really sad thing is that if and/or when Ferraro and GLAAD do eventually jump in and say something they will propbably keep on  their usual track of ineptitude and say it’s about all about same-sex marriage.  *snort*

And where the hell is the Human Rights Campaign and the Task Force in all this?  ALL of Gay Inc. should be out in force now appearing on news shows and issuing press releases now that it is crystal clear that the FRC and others are using this event to their own advantage and incidentally destroy the Southern Law Poverty Center.

But they say nothing, and they wait.

These are our LGBT leaders.

This is Gay Inc.

And this is exactly why we are always getting fucked.

 

Ohio Same Sex Marriage Ballot Initiative DEAD Due To Lack Of Support From Gay Inc. – It’s Too Hard

Once again hundreds of thousands of red state gays and lesbians have been thrown under the bus  because our national  LGBT Organizations don’t think they were important enough or are worth the time and money to spend on for LGBT equality

Tim Hagan, chair of the Ohio’s Freedom to Marry has stepped down due to lack of support from the National Organization Freedom to Marry’s  and other high profile LGBT organizations ven though Hagen did succeed last week in winning approval from the state’s Ballot Board to move ahead on a proposed amendment legalizing same-sex nuptials there. They now have to collect about 385,000 signatures from half of Ohio’s 88 counties to get the measure on next year’s ballot

On Top Magazine

Three established gay rights groups appear to be steering clear of the effort, each saying the timing isn’t right.

Freedom to Marry, the nation’s largest group devoted to the issue of marriage equality, told the Gay People’s Chronicle that it is not behind the effort.

“Ballot measures are expensive and we need to do years of groundwork, hit benchmarks, and get the state to where we can win,” said Marc Solomon, national campaign director for Freedom to Marry. “Getting to the ballot is the last step. It should never be the first step.”

Ohio Public Radio reported that the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest gay rights advocate, has said it also was withholding its endorsement.

Ed Mullen, executive director for Equality Ohio, the state’s largest gay rights advocate, told The Columbus Dispatch that sufficient “research and analysis has not been done that would make this a successful effort.”

Now I admit that Ohio’s not California or New York.  But Ohio does have one of the toughest state DOMA laws in the Midwest and the country.  To actually concentrate on toppling it would lead the way for other Midwest states to fall.  So far the national orgs have been using the strategy of overturning the easiest states but a much better strategy would have been to take out the hardest states first and start a chain reaction from the top down.  Not piddling along from the easiest to hardest.

But you know Gay Inc’s motto.  “Hurry up and wait  our salaries depend on it and besides we don’t want to work that hard.”

Miley Cyrus Stands Up For LGBT Equality and Same Sex Marriage In Glamour Magazine

Who in a million years would have predicted that little Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus would grow up to be one of the most vocal celebrities to stand up and beat the drum for LGBT equality and same sex marriage.

In the March issue of Glamour magazine Cyrus wrote:

Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do—you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach.

When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, “All LOVE is equal,” a lot of people mocked me—they said, “What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!” And I said, “Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.”

The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, “Dude, everyone lay off.” Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?

I believe every American should be allowed the same rights and civil liberties. Without legalized same-sex marriage, most of the time you cannot share the same health benefits, you are not considered next of kin and you are not granted the same securities as a heterosexual couple. How is this different than having someone sit in the back of the bus because of their skin color?

One day I read online about the head of Urban Outfitters donating to a presidential candidate who does not support equality for everyone. I was shocked and disappointed that a company with such diversity would exclude such a large group of people. I can no longer bring myself to shop there.

We all should be tolerant of one another and embrace our differences. My dad [country singer Billy Ray Cyrus], who is a real man’s man, lives on the farm and is as Southern and straight as they come. He loves my gay friends and even supports same-sex marriage. If my father can do it, anyone can.

This is America, the nation of dreams. We’re so proud of that. And yet certain people are excluded. It’s just not right.”

 GO MILEY CYRUS! 

We need more celebrities like you to promote LGBT equality and same sex marriage on their own without having to be asked to do it by Gay Inc. (HRC, GLAAD, or NGLTF.)

Thank you Miley. 

(And I don’t care what anyone says Billy Ray Cyrus is a big ole humpy DILF)

Longtime Gay Advocate Calls On The HRC To Hold Open Town Hall Meeting Before Hiring New Exec Director

David Mixner, a longtime gay and anti-war advocate has called upon the Human Rights Campaign the largest LGBT Equal Rights Group in the country  to hold several town hall meetings in cities reflective of LGBT community before hiring a new executive director to replace Joe Solmonese who will be leaving his position as executive director at the  HRC next month.

Mixner:

Who they select as their next president is not only important to the continued health and well-being of the organization, but it impacts the entire LGBTcommunity.
There is no question that they will proceed with a professional search for their new leader. They will hire an Executive Search firm, consult with their Board members and I am sure many others in their vast network.
 
However wouldn’t it be both really smart and also genuinely a right move if they held town meetings where anyone can come and express where they think the organization needs to go at this stage of history? They could pick out six locations that would be sure to be reflective of all segments of the community from rural areas to large cities.
 
Yes, I know that at times it will require enormous patience for the panel listening to the suggestions. There are those who’ll attend the town meeting to simply express anger. Also there will be a significant number of people eager to express their needs, constructive frustrations and some with amazing ideas. Listening is not hard and if the Board members listen carefully, they will find additional information that could make their next selection of a leader a wise and respected choice ready to tackle the future challenges that face us all.”
Mixner has an excellent idea.  One of the major problems under Solmonese’s reign has been the fact that the HRC does not listen to or share information with the community that it represents.   To get feedback on a new leader, (which was desperately needed) and in what direction the community wants  HRC to go in is desperately needed to mend the split between the two.
 
As for Joe Somonese himself.  Personally I say good riddance to bad botoxed rubbish. 
 
Lets hope this time the HRC picks an executive director this time who has precious LGBT advocacy experience and who actually has a backbone and the passion and the sense of urgency needed to play hardball  for us so we can make the gains quicky for the FULL  Equality that we deserve.

Colorado LGBT Rights Organization Kills Activists Push For 2012 Same Sex Marriage Ballot Initiiative

Mark Olmstead, a 19 year old activist in Colorado decided to do something worthwhile for his community and because of the high-profile gay rights advances and increasing popular support for gay marriage he wanted to get an  initiative on the ballot in Colorado that would repeal the state’s ban on same sex marriage

There was an outpouring of individuals who said they’d help collect the 100,000 signatures by January 2012 but not one Colorado LGBT organization stepped forward with to help.

The reason?  MONEY.

Colorado’s largest gay rights organization One Colorado which backed a failed  civil unions bill that in this year’s legislative session said that a ballot initiative was just too expensive.

Olmstead has said One Colorado contacted him after being cleared by the state to collect signatures in July asked him to withdraw his initiative after because it would conflict with its push for civil unions, but spokeswoman Jessica Cook Woodrum said that isn’t the case.

“We didn’t ask Mr. Olmstead to withdraw the initiative,” she said. “We met with him and had a frank conversation about the difficulties of any ballot initiative, but we didn’t ask him to withdraw.”

Cook Woodrum said One Colorado applauds Olmstead and supports the spirit of the proposal, but cautions now is not the time to ask the LGBT community to finance what would most likely be a multi-million dollar campaign.

Obviously same sex marriage is not worth the expense to One Colorado and Civil Unions through the legislature is the (cheap) way to go. (Here’s a hint One Colorado to succeed you should be doing be supporting BOTH ballot and legislature methods.  Stop being so cheap and lazy)

The two Colorado democrats  have vowed to reintroduce the failed civil unions legislation in 2012.  Which One Colorado will undoubtedly back.  After all.  It’s a bargain!

With LGBT Organizations like this running the show is it any wonder that we get nowhere fast and that grassroots activist and advocates get disillusioned. 

Mark Olmstead Back2Stonewall.com applauds your effort.  PLEASE don’t let Gay Inc. stop your passion for equality.

Civil Unions.  How very 2001 of them.

The White House Will Be Hosting LGBT Pride Month Celebration – Waiting For My Invitation….Again

The Washington Blade, is reporting that this year, as in the past two, the White House will again be hosting an LGBT Pride celebration.

White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the celebration would take place before the month is out, but added further information isn’t yet available. Later this month, the White House will hold a reception to observe LGBT Pride month, the official said. Further details will be provided at a later date.

This will  be the third such Pride celebration at the White House. 

The first years guests mainly included mostly National Gay Inc (un) notables such as Joe Solmonsleaze Solmonese from the HRC and Rea Carey of the (Un)Task Force, while the second year’s invitees included mainly youth leaders and state equality groups.

With Obama’s 2012 re-election coming up and the needed backing of the LGBT community who knows who’ll be on the list.  (But I can guarantee you it most probably won’t be me.)

Maybe this is why the HRC came out so early endorsing Obama in 2012.  Little Joe probably wanted to make sure that his invitation didn’ t get lost in the mail like mine does every year.

GLAAD Responds To Stepping Out Of Bounds And Endorsing The AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Yesterday Back2Stonewall.com and almost every LGBT blog and news service except for one *cough*JMG*cough* posted about GLAAD sending  a strongly worded letter to the FCC in support of the AT&T-T-Mobile merger coming just ONE WEEK AFTER the State of Tennessee put into law a harmful piece of anti-LGBT legislation that AT&T helped push through because of the fact that AT&T is not only a MAJOR Donor to GLAAD, but also one of’ AT&T’s past Vice President, External Affairs in  Los Angeles sits on the GLAAD Board of Directors.

Well since GLAAD could not respond to EVERY irate LGBT Blogger and Newspaper, GLAAD sent a nice  long statement to Querrty.com  (which you can read below) explaining, in a nutshell that they felt it their duty to support the merger because will make it easier for LGBT activists to communicate. And had nothing to do with the thousands upon thousands of dollars that AT&T donates to GLAAD every year.

This morning, Queerty asked ‘Why is GLAAD Supporting the AT&T and T-Mobile Merger?’ Unfortunately, they forgot to ask us first. For GLAAD, it’s about the results of the merger—an increase in phone functionality and speed. With better phone functionality, more people will be able to engage in social media and online LGBT advocacy.

Groups as diverse as the American Federation of Teachers, LULAC and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce have spoken out in support of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger for a variety of reasons. Among the diverse views in support of the merger is Pride at Work, an LGBT contingency group of AFL-CIO, an organization affiliated with organized labor. They released a statement today detailing an angle that was not addressed in today’s earlier post about how this will impact LGBT workers.

The proposed AT&T / T-Mobile merger has significant impact for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers. AT&T is a union business with a good record on LGBT issues. In contrast, call center workers at T-Mobile have been fighting to form a union, but T-Mobile has been aggressively trying to stop them.

In a majority of states, workers can be legally fired or discriminated against based on their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Because of the lack of federal employment protections and the lack of relationship recognition, a union is often the only protection for LGBT workers – and the most powerful way to have a voice on the job. As the only union cell phone company, AT&T has a policy of neutrality & majority sign-up recognition – allowing workers to freely make their own decisions about forming a union.

“The fact is that T-Mobile was put up for sale by its German parent company,” said Shane Larson, Legislative Director for the Communications Workers of America and Pride at Work National Executive Board member.

“Only two companies were interested in buying T-Mobile: pro-union, pro-equality AT&T, and union-busting, jobs-outsourcing Sprint. For T-Mobile employees, the future is much brighter at a pro-union company like AT&T that enshrines LGBT equality in a legally enforceable union contract,” Larson concluded.

For thousands of T-Mobile workers – and the LGBT employees in particular — this merger will make the difference in whether or not they have the opportunity to negotiate for fair and equal working conditions. It will make the difference in the ability to negotiate for job security, domestic partner benefits, family, medical and bereavement leave and other workplace issues vital to LGBT and all workers.

GLAAD also stands behind the AFL-CIO and Pride at Work in believing that this merger will increase access to domestic partner benefits, family/medical/bereavement leave, and survivorship benefits to make life easier for thousands of LGBT employees.

As for Queerty’s commentary that GLAAD supports AT&T’s position on net neutrality, GLAAD does not – and has not- endorsed AT&T’s position on net neutrality. GLAAD believes that equal, fair and universal access to the Internet is vital to our community and to our national dialogue. While GLAAD does not take a position on particular legislation or regulations, we continue to believe in the importance of adhering to these values.

The notion that GLAAD does not demand action from corporate sponsors is entirely false, and we take these accusations extremely seriously. Like many other watchdog non-profits, we are in part funded by entities we monitor. More on our philosophy around protecting the integrity of our work is listed in our transparency statement on our site.

While today’s earlier post called attention to actions from years ago that Queerty disagreed with, the writer failed to inform readers of the very public instances when we have demanded – and received – action from our corporate sponsors, as recently as yesterday:

*  AT&T and Time Warner Cable pulled advertising after GLAAD and the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) asked advertisers to drop advertisements from Jose Luis Sin Censura, a Spanish-language talk show where the audience frequently chants the word f*ggot and violently assaults LGBT guests. This campaign is continuing.

*  After NBC received a ‘failing’ grade on GLAAD’s Network Responsibility Index, which measures the quantity and quality of LGBT characters, GLAAD wrote a highly critical letter about NBC/Comcast’s merger to the FCC.GLAAD placed a public call to action against CNN for repeatedly featuring anti-gay voices on the channel in the name of ‘balance’: www.glaad.org/tellcnn. Last year after GLAAD and community members demanded action, CNN’s Kyra Phillips debunked a myth about so-called “ex-gay” therapy put forth by a guest.

*  Last fall, GLAAD spoke out publically against an episode of MTV’s Jersey Shore that we described as “the most blatantly transphobic scenes aired anywhere on television”: MTV apologized and met with GLAAD to improve coverage of transgender people and edited the episode to remove the offensive material.

All of these media companies are sponsors of GLAAD.

While these stories may grab headlines, much of GLAAD’s core work is on-the-ground trainings with local couples and allies to speak out in their communities and share their stories with voters in states where our equality is being debated. We’ve worked with couples like Shelly and Kristin of Oregon as well as Carol and Anne from Rhode Island. It’s these images and stories that we need in the minds of Americans if we are to gain support for equality, and it’s this work that is more crucial than ever.

It is the GLAAD Media Awards and our corporate sponsors that fund these programs. In addition to being a fundraiser for this media work, the GLAAD Media Awards have become the most visible LGBT event in the nation and a platform for high-profile advocates to speak out for equality. This year videos of Russell Simmons and Rev. Al Sharpton speaking out for LGBT equality ran on Essence.com, and we worked with Naya Rivera of Glee to call for more transgender characters on television.

But we need the help of sites like Queerty and its readers to continue this work. When you see anti-LGBT content in the media, contact us at incident@glaad.org. It’s because of incident reports and community participation that we were able to recently take the anti-gay AFA to task when Bryan Fischer stated being gay was “as dangerous as injection drug use” and to work with country music singer Blake Shelton to send a message to his hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers that anti-gay violence is unacceptable.”

These are the stories and messages that GLAAD is all about and will continue to be about.

To learn more about GLAAD’s recent work, please visit our blog at www.glaad.org/blog.

Grab a shovel kids because the bullshit is neck deep in this one.

It’s very telling that GLAAD is not saying T-Mobile itself is not unionized but that it’s T-Mobile’s call center that isn’t. But what GLAAD leaves out is that the future of T-Mobile’s existing call centers remains uncertain in the merger and may lead to the firing of nearly 800 employees , some of which I assume are LGBT.
No mention of AT&T’s heinous backing of the Tennessee Anti-LGBT law, no explanation about the ex-AT&T Vice President of External Affairs sits on tGLAAD’s Board of Directors and his involvement, if any in it.  Just praise for their many yearly lame Media Awards, and the fact that they go after a few shows a yaer that say the word “fag”.  One would think considering that the whole point of GLAAD is to work with the Media they would try harder to keep hate groups and spokesmen from being portrayed as legitimate on Narional news programs and telling lies and doing major harm to people  instead of running after “Jersey Shore for saying the word “fag” 

And as for the much of GLAAD’s core work is on-the-ground trainings with local couples and allies to speak out in their communities and share their stories” Other than the fact that its news to me. WTF does that have to do with media?

So in reality kids to make a long story short The fact that GLAAD had to EXPLAIN their comments means that their original comments not only were not clear, but they most likely bullshit and still had nothing to do with Gay Rights

In other words, AT&T has shown them the money.

So don’t be surprised in the future if Exxon/Mobile ever donates to GLAAD that when they need help in congress over their excessive profits, even though the company refuses to extend its non-discrimination policy to include gays, lesbians and transsexuals that GLAAD will come out supporting them because after all they provide the gasoline for  our cars, which allows the LBGT community to go to work and earn money, thereby supporting our families.

The same insane logic that GLAAD is using above to cover its ass.

GLAAD Chooses Money Over Integrity – Supports AT&T/T-Mobile Merger After TN Anti-Gay Involvement

One of the biggest problems that the LGBT community has as a community is the lack of integrity with our major “advocate” organizations. HRC, The Task Force and GLAAD all worship the almighty dollar over the whats right and whats wrong when it comes to advancement that they not only tarnish themselves, but also tarnish us because there are those of us out there who give them a free pass just because they “gay”.

No further proof is needed than today’s news that  GLAAD (The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation ) has used it and the LGBT communities name in a strongly worded letter to the FCC in support of the AT&T-T-Mobile merger trying to justify it somehow with an off the wall “social justice” argument coming just ONE WEEK AFTER the State of Tennessee put into law a harmful piece of anti-LGBT legislation  that not only repeals what little LGBT protections that are on the books in Tennessee towns and cities, but also STOPS any city to put any anti-LGBT discrimination laws on the book.  And who exactly helped get this law through legislature?  A representative of AT&T.

But here one week later we have GLAAD not only supporting AT&T but stepping way beyond it’s bounds in doing so.   And the reason…..

MONEY and CRONYISM

AT&T is not only a MAJOR Donor to GLAAD, but one of’ AT&T’s past Vice President, External Affairs Los Angeles also sits on the GLAAD Board of Directors.

AT&T in the past has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to GLAAD in money over the years, so GLAAD honors AT&T with the “Corporate Leader Award” at one of its many wasteful GLAAD Media Awards (Which AT&T underwrites btw) , turns a blind eye to the damage that it caused many LGBT brothers and sisters in Tennessee, and then then continues to pander to AT&T so they keep giving GLAAD the money to pay Jarrett Barrio’s ridiculous $350,000.00 a year salary , and only exceeds in throwing parties and damaging the integrity of our community as a whole.

Enough is enough.

I don’t want myself, my rights, or my equality represented by any organization that cares more about money than it does the members of its own community.

I call for not only Jarret Barrios to resign, but for the entire Board of Directors to resign and the organization to either cease to exist or be overhauled to such an extent that we can once again put our faith into them.

GLAAD and Gay Inc. you are hearby put on notice.

Edge News Accuses Marriage Equality Rhode Island Of Selling Out For Civil Unions Deal

National gay media outlet The EDGE  has published an article accusing —Marriage Equality Rhode Island—of actually undermining the cause and striking a deal for Civil Unions.

According to the Edge it has numerous sources that state that even though Marriage Equality Rhode Island has  publicly advocated for gay marriage, behind the scenes some Marriage Equality Rhode Island officials struck a deal with current and former Dem legislators to the legislation in favor of a civil unions compromise

Larry Berman, a spokesman for openly gay House Speaker Gordon Fox who “suddenly” decided to back civil unions and not gay marriage said:  “The allegations discussed in this story by unnamed sources are totally inaccurate. There were never any deals made with anyone. To the contrary, MERI strongly opposed the decision made by Speaker Fox to support a civil unions’ bill.”

Joe Siegel, who wrote his story for Edge stands by it 100 percent. He  ultimately received confirmation of his story from five separate sources—all with ties to MERI.

You can read the whole shameful story HERE