Archive for October 2009

There Are Rich White Gays and Lesbians, And There’s The Rest of Us

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.

Daily Tweet Digest

What I Posted on Twitter Yesterday:

  • 11:13 The HRC tried derailing the #NEM for months; they’re now using the #NEM to ask people to send them money! tr.im/BM6N #
  • 11:17 @winstonthriller They just had a fancy celebrity fundraising gala last weekend. WHERE did that money go? F those bastards! #
  • 11:42 Mississippi school faces trouble after excluding tux-wearing lesbian from yearbook – tr.im/BMhD #
  • 12:58 Garland Stewart’s ‘Say Uncle’ Should Be Required Reading for Mommy Bloggers – bit.ly/4nQCYk #
  • 13:48 Belinda Carlisle: My Son, James, is Gay – tr.im/BN6L #
  • 16:38 @KBelge I disagree. #
  • 16:42 Take the DC gay rights march momentum to your home state. Text MARCH to 37686 for updates about what we’re doing next. #
  • 16:44 Reminder: Call for trans-identified folks to participate in panel on trans identifications & stereotypes. DM email addy. #
  • 16:49 Was there a major phishing issue on Twitter today? I have SPAM DM from several people who never send me that kinda junk. #
  • 17:05 @2Serenity Thanks! RT: Continuing to track today’s Twitter phishing attack. Updates here: bit.ly/1eeO3f #
  • 21:02 Interview with HIV/AIDS Activist and Project Runway Star Jack Mackenroth – tr.im/BPfb #
  • 21:20 Not one national LGBT organization donated a single penny to the #NEM. Ponder that. tr.im/BPjz #

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