Doug Cooper Spencer makes an excellent point in a recent article posted at the Daily Voice:
. . . there’s a distinct class structure even within the gay community that defies equality. It reflects the very constructs of class that exists in the larger society. In the gay community, it’s one that places the concerns of rich white gays and lesbians over others. It even engenders the same imperialistic notions we see in the larger society.
Bingo. And the HRC has learned how to exploit that class structure, encouraging rich white gays and lesbians to ignore the needs of “the other” in favor of an invite to their fancy celebrity galas so they can wine and dine with other rich gays and lesbians.
One of my Twitter followers informed me that the HRC was not the enemy and suggested that I spend my time fighting anti-gay groups instead. One of the goals of this blog is to expose any organization I believe causes the gay community harm. Just because an organization calls itself a gay rights organization doesn’t make it so. I could call myself a car – but that wouldn’t be true either. AFA. NOM. HRC. They’re all the same to me; they all cause harm to the gay community.
Said Twitter follower also informed me that the HRC has done great things; why yes they have – for only certain parts of our community. For 90% of the gay community, the HRC is that rich second cousin who never knows you exist until it’s time to hit you up for wedding presents and baby shower gifts.