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Leaked DNC Memos Complain About QPOC Donor Being ‘Extremely High Maintenance’ and Other Questionable Comments

Gay DNC Leaked Memo

One of the leaked Democratic National Committee memos that recently came to light out of the embarrassing WikiLeaks purge which caused Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to resign titled “Close out memo” complains that one of the party’s QPOC donors was just too high maintenance to handle or warrant being included for the money he could bring forth.

Dated April 22, 2016 and authored by DNC staffer Julia Lahl, the mail recaps much of the work done with the party’s LGBT Leadership Council. The memo contains information on dozens of donors — not all of which is positive.

Lahl complains about one donor,  Darrin Glymph,  and that he is “extremely high maintenance.” Glymph was one of three hosts for a May 2015 fundraiser in Washington, D.C. that was “wildly successful” “in terms of identifying black gay men that are interested in getting involved. However the [three] hosts that filled the room incredibly for this event were extremely hard to wrangle for the actual gala,” Lahl wrote.

“Darrin would like to become more involved but he is hard to get in touch with and is extremely high maintenance,” Lahl went on to complain. “I found him to be too much work for what he is worth (maybe a 5k check).”

Glymph, a leading public finance lawyer won the “Welmore Cook” award by DC Black Pride. The award is “presented annually to two members of the local Black LGBT community for outstanding leadership,” according to the DC Black Pride website. Glymph is described by the organization as “one of the movers and shakers in the LGBT community.”

In other exchange DNC employees engaged in email exchanges in what many might perceive as derogatory comments 

“Are we back to the point I can say I love you? Because I’d like to. No more cash bar at the wedding!” DNC Finance Chair Zachary Allen wrote to National Finance Director Jordan Kaplan in a May 20 email.

Kaplan then responded, “I love you too. No homo. Phew.”

In another email sent by Kaplan, this time with DNC finance Chief of Staff Scott Comer, he speculated on political operative Doug Hathaway’s sexual orientation.

“Doug Hathaway is definitely gay. He swims for the gay and lesbian team in DC,” he wrote to Allen.

“Totes. He gives me daddy vibes.” Comer wrote back.

 

 

FIRST LOOK – The Trailer for the ‘Wikileaks’ Movie ‘The Fifth Estate’ – VIDEO

The Fifth Estate

The trailer for The Fifth Estate, the movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, has been released.

Assange has gone on record calling the film “a propaganda attack on Wikileaks”.

The Fifth Estate Director Bill Condon responds to Assange’s claims:

He had a tremendous falling-out with Daniel, and they have a real disagreement about events as they occur. Our movie is also based on a book by a Guardian reporter, and Assange took exception to that, too. But you know, he took exception to his own autobiography, which was ghostwritten by a wonderful author — he wouldn’t allow the release of it because it had things that were mildly critical of him. So he’s somebody who doesn’t really take well to presenting any other side

Private First Class Bradley Manning Nominated for 2013 Nobel Peace Prize

Bradlee Manning Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The gay solider who human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell described as a “gay hero” and a “human rights defender” and the United States Government considers a traitor Pfc. Bradley Manning has been nominated for a 2013 Noble Peace Prize.

Last week Manning pleaded guilty to 10 of the 22 charges brought against him related to the misuse of federal documents by releasing  thousands of pages of classified and confidential information  to the website Wikileaks.

On nominating Manning, the entire parliamentary group of The Movement in the Icelandic Parliament, the Pirates of the EU; representatives from the Swedish Pirate Party, the former Secretary of State in Tunisia for Sport & Youth released a statement.

It read: “These revelations have fueled democratic uprisings around the world, including a democratic revolution in Tunisia. According to journalists, his alleged actions helped motivate the democratic Arab Spring movements, shed light on secret corporate influence on the foreign and domestic policies of European nations, and most recently contributed to the Obama Administration agreeing to withdraw all US troops from the occupation in Iraq.”

Source: Pink News UK

Persecuted Gay Wikileaks Soldier Bradley Manning Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Private Bradley Manning that gay United States Army soldier who was arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed restricted material to the website WikiLeaks is among the 231 people to be chosen for nominations for this years Nobel Peace Prize.

The secretive committee doesn’t reveal who has been nominated, but those with nomination rights sometimes announce their picks. They include Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private charged with the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history, Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and Bill Clinton.

Bradley Manning was arrested on May 29, 2010 and has been classified as a “maximum custody detainee” and has been detained in a 6 x 12 ft cell, with no window, furnished with a bed, toilet and sink, and with meals taken in his cell since then with his lawyers alleging mental abuse and humiliation from the U.S, Government.