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Target Tells It’s Employee’s: Gay Inc. Loves Us, Especially "The Task Force"!

TARGET Corp who gave $150K to MN Forward/ anti-gay Tom Emmer– then 5 days later apologized for it promising to be more careful in the future –  then proceeded – after that so-called apology – to give another $30K to some of the most rabidly anti-gay candidates ever both in and outside of Minnesota in the 2010 election cycle. Is letting its employees know that it embraces us gays and that Gay Inc embraces TARGET as pictured above in the Target Employee newsletter (that has

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force logo on the bottom)

Target participated in the NGLTF (Now only The Task Force they dropped the “Gay” and “Lesbian”.) 23rd annual “Creating Change” conference in February which really creates no change at all but does make “The Task Force” look like it’s actually doping something and a a nice chunk of money which I am sure that Target donated some $$$ into because why else in Harvey Milks holy name would “The Task Force” even allow TARGET to attend and participate?

Gay Inc and greed and lack of integrity go hand in hand it seems especially where TARGET in concerned.

Above we have The Task Force, earlier this month we had GLAAD who gave Ricky Martin the “The Vito Russo Award” at it’s latest round of Media Awards for being a gay role model even though Martin signed an exclusive distribution contract with TARGET a month earlier for his new album.  And the HRC who after Target’s donation to anti-gay Tom Emmer became public tried to get Target to donate a matching sum of money to a “pro-gay” organization to make up for it, namely them, which TARGET didn’t.

Until our LGBT Organizations drop the greed, move out of their multi-million dollar offices and gain some self-respect and integrity and fight for our rights because of a passion to do so and not a nice fat paycheck will we get anywhere.

Press Release From Rea Carey and NGLTF Because Thats All Rea Does Is Issue Press Releases and Receive A Nice Big Paycheck

This was forwarded today from Rea Carey of the Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force about last nights mid-election results.  You remember Rea and the NGLTF.  They hold those nifty conferences to raise money that do jack shit and Rea visits the White House and also has “movie nights” with the President in the name of advancing LGBT Rights, and issues press release while collecting a nice paycheck but in reality does ABSOLUTELY FUCKING NOTHING!

Here’s what Rea has to say about last night:

“We’ll cut to the chase: The shift in the balance of power will very likely slow advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights legislation in Congress. Does this mean a blockade on LGBT rights? Not if we can help it. Fact is, our community has always had to fight — and fight hard — for equality. This is nothing new to us. But here’s another fact: There are Americans, from every part of the country, from every background, from every political leaning and of every faith, who support equality for LGBT people — and those numbers grow bigger every day.

“No matter what the political breakdown is in Washington, the Task Force will continue to identify and work with all fair-minded members of Congress who are willing to support and defend equality for LGBT people. Through our New Beginning Initiative, we will continue to push for the administration and its agencies to make tangible changes that benefit lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and our families — changes that can be done without Congress. We will continue working with local partners in communities across the country to secure equality. Bottom line: While political winds and players may shift, the fundamental needs of the people do not. No matter who is in office, people need jobs, protection from discrimination, a roof over their heads, a way to feed their families, a fair shake. No one should settle for less — we won’t.”

Oh blah, blah, blah, fucking blah.

I would REALLY like to know what tangible changes can be done without Congress?  I’d also like to know what, if anything the NLGTF and Rea Carey have substantially done?  I mean reallywhat can they claim that REALLY made a difference in our lives..  They exist?  They hold conferences, banquets, and represent us.  But WHAT THE FUCK have you done other than bow to the DNC and applaud and be grateful for crumbs?!

Now you all may wonder where this anger comes from?  Well I’ll tell you.  For the past two years Rea and NGLTF, Joe Solmonese, and HRC, and others have wasted and squandered what little time that we had to get LGBT rights initiatives pushed and THEY WASTED IT.  They swilled cocktails, hung out at the White House and were nothing more then lemmings to the DNC.  Time after time countless people, LGBT bloggers, and political reporters warned them that the window was small and they didn’t push.  And now.  NOW after last nights elections, when we have to face that the reality is unless the DADT repeal gets passed in the lame duck session we can look at very little to no LGBT rights advances over the past few years.  This BITCH has the nerve to send out a Press Release touting the Task Force and what it can do when it didn’t do anything when it had an actual chance?

If Rea Carey and Joe Solmonese had any decency or any conscience for what they cost the LGBT community over the opportunity they wasted over the past two years they would resign.  That’s the Press release we need to see from you Rea.  Your resignation.  Because yes the Democrats lost a lot of power last night.  But after the past few years it’s become clear that we’ve never had any thanks to you and Gay Inc being so inept.

It’s time for you all to go and resign in the shame that you should for the wasted time, broken promises, and just plain bullshit you shovel.  The LGBT Community would be much better off with new leaders to take your place.

The NGLTF Conference! – Creating Change? Or Creating A Soiree’?

Creating Change, the annual conference from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, kicks off today in Dallas.
So for $350 + Hotel + Meals + Airfare some two thousand LGBT activists, Will be liestening to Dan Choi speak and going to some workshops before they bum rush the stage to see dance troop Vogue Evolution perform, clamoring for the gift bags stuffed with samples from the conference’s sponsor Wet Lube, do some shopping fro various vendors and attend all the evening events.  (aka Parties)

THIS is how Gay Inc. works.

The NGLTF makes a lot of money with this conference, but we don’t get anything except Rea carey issuing some statements throughout the year.

What a joke.

Even the trailer is lame.