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The Human Rights Campaign Has Donated Over $500,000 To Democratic PAC GroupsAnd Federal Candidates (And One Republican) As We Boycott Them So Far In 2010

Many of us have decided to close the “gAyTM” to the Democratic National Comittee and other various Democratic PAC’s including the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and instead focus our gay money to specific gay political organizations and LGBT friendly candidates.  But as Mike Petrelis of the Petrelis Files has uncovered , obviously Joe Solmonese and the Human Rights Campaign didn’t get our memo’s (or emails) or  are just blatantly ignoring them.

Petrelis has uncovered that so far in 2010 HRC has donated $72,000 to Democratic PACs, and $1,000 to a GOP PAC, that of Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and the.HRC gave $20,000 to the DNC’s Congressional Campaign Committee, and $15,000 to the DNC’s Senatorial Campaign Committee and thats just the tip of it.  According to Petrelis this is the HRC breakdown for donations to federal candidates:

House:
Total to Democrats: $392,320
Total to Republicans: $14,838


Senate:
Total to Democrats: $62,499
Total to Republicans: $2,000


Sub-total for amount given to Congressional incumbents and challengers comes to $454,819, add that to the $72,000 in PAC-to-PAC donations, and the figure for what HRC has given to the Democrats so far this year comes to $526,819.

The HRC even gave  REPUBLICANS – $16,838!

Haven’t we been screwed enough?  The HRC is America’s richest and largest professional gay advocacy org and still they give OUR DONATIONS, OUR MONEY to blanket Democratic Organizations that that divide funds to Democratic candidates because they are Democrats and NOT for the fact that they are for LGBT Rights.  And we have all seen that the Democrast can not get thier House in order to pass even the simplest LGBT equal rights laws and protections because there are still so many anti-gay Democrats so why in the the world would HRC donate your hard earned gay dollars to them instead of specifically donating money to ‘specific” candidates and PAC’s that are involved in the advancement of LGBT Rights?  Just how spineless, retarded and scared are they at losing their place at cocktail paries and at Presidential Photo-Ops.

I’ve said it befor and I’ll say it again.  The HRC MUST GO!  Now more than ever not only is the HRC doing nothing to help us except drawing big paychecks and having parties they are actually doing us harm by not playing hardball and affecting a new political strategy and using the same old tired one that is leading us down the slow and what will be an endless road to equlity if they continue such blanket political support.

Right now not only goes the  gAyTM need to be closed to certain Democratic Organizations and instead our money be funneled to LGBT supportive ones now its become obvious that HRC needs to be boycotted also.  It has become more than obvious at this point that they have absolutely no sense of urgency of concern for the “non-elite” LGBT American and only care about their own asses and reputation.

BOYCOTT THE HRC!  And donate ONLY to specific LGBT friendly candidates and political organizations.  Our rights depend on it.

Obama To Hold White House Gay Pride Reception On June 22. Where Is MY Invitation?

President Obama will hold a White House Gay Pride Reception on June 22. Invitations for the event were mailed last week, they say: “The President requests the pleasure of your company at a reception in celebration of LGBT Pride Month to be held at The White House.”

Well there must be some oversight because iafter a week I still haven’t recieved mine!  I wonder if it’s lost in the mail?

I am sure that Joe Solomese, President of the Human Rights Campaign is picking out a $700 Dolce Gabina suit as we speak and Rea Carey Executive Director of The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and her girlfriend are out shopping for matching Birkenstocks and laughing at the memories of the movie night they shared together at The White House with Barack and Michelle two days after we lost gay marriage in Maine.  And  Jarret Barrios of GLAAD has already gotten his invitation and is sitting down with his son Javier and a copy of Emily Post teaching the proper protocal for kissing ass.  But where is MY invitation and others like me, bloggers, activist, and the “non-elite” LGBT’s who are in the trenches day in and day out fighting for our rights without making 6 figure salaries and kissing ass?

So President Obama how about an invite.  Hell, I don;t even care if you invite me.  How about inviting bloggers Pam Spaulding, Louise Maine, Mike Petrelis, Joe Jervis, or Andy Towle?  Or activist Andy Thayer from the Gay Liberation Network or Robin McGehee from Get Equal?  They are  REAL LGBT Americans who care about our rights and our future and who aren’t afraid to stand up, fight, and report the truth.  The REAL fierce advocates of the LGBT Community

So, Mr. President we are all waiting for our invitations.  Are you willing to “man-up” and send them and convince us that you have the LGBT communities best interest at heart or will this once again just be a photo-op coctail party for the gay elite who make nice salaries and benefit from our inequality?  The same “gay elite” that we as a community don’t even want to represent us anymore but like herpes can’t seem to get rid of.

I’ll wait for the mailman everyday for my invitation. 

But alas, I am sure that like having equal rights I will be waiting forever.