Dan Savage Responds To Valarie Jarrett, Brian Bond and The White House Over The Human Rights Campaign National Dinner Speech – "FUCK YOU!"

“”Fuck you, you pack of co-opting cowards. Seriously. You can do a more than offer hope. You have the power to make it better. Right now. Suspend enforcement of DADT. Don’t appeal the decision by a federal judge that declared DADT unconstitutional. Stop defending DOMA in court. Keep your promises. Make it better. And if you’re not going to keep your promises or do what you can to make it better, White House, then you could at least have the simple human decency to shut the fuck up.

State-sanctioned discrimination against LGBT people legitimizes the kind of anti-gay attitudes and beliefs that lead directly to anti-gay bullying at the ballot box and anti-gay bullying in schools. You can do more. Enough with the speeches. Enough with the pretty words—particularly lifted ones. Fuck you.” – Dan Savage, responding to the White House’s posting of an “It Gets Better” message from Brian Bond, Deputy Director of the Office of Public Engagement

Dan’s pissed, I’m pissed and you should be also.  It’s far beyond the time that we take our activism and anger back to the streets and out of HRC and its Corporate Boardroom asskissing ways. 

As it stands now , the White House is just as culpable for these poor teens’ deaths  as the people who bullied them, and also the violence, harassement, and discriminination that we as LGBT adults deal with everyday because they send the message loud and clear that LGBTs are second class citizens whose rights and dignity are forfeit to pretty much any other interest the administration holds.  And the HRC is just as culpable for kissing thier ass and putting thier interests before that of our community as a whole.

It’s about fucking time WE STOOD UP and did something.


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the 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 on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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