HRC Endorses California Senator Dianne Feinstein for Re-Election:

You may know that back in February 26, 2018, I endorsed Senator Dianne Feinstein for U.S. Senate. I was upset that the Democratic Californian progressives had cast an inaccurate  shadow on her, in favor of her contender, Rep. Kevin de Leon and that prompted me to write a piece about the Senator, indicative of her … More HRC Endorses California Senator Dianne Feinstein for Re-Election:

Walmart Corporate Equality Index Rating Suspended

By Human Rights Campaign Based on TLDEF’s Anti-Discrimination Cases Based on two successful proceedings brought by the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Walmart’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) rating has been suspended by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The CEI is a rating of LGBT equality at corporations … More Walmart Corporate Equality Index Rating Suspended

Do you Agree with Leaders Merely Asking for Resignations of Bannon, Miller and Gorka?

I received the Press Release today: “Press Call Briefing Today: Civil Rights and Faith Leaders Call on Trump to Directly Disavow White Supremacists and Violent Extremism; Fire Bannon, Miller and Gorka..” While on some level this may seem like an appropriate action – I think it does NOT go far enough and serves ONLY to … More Do you Agree with Leaders Merely Asking for Resignations of Bannon, Miller and Gorka?

HRC Board Members OKAY with the Deplorable Endorsement of Republican Mark Kirk for US Senate

Well my question is are they? Melanie Nathan, October 29, 2016. #HRCdumpKIRK According to the website of the preeminent LGBT organization, Human Rights Campaign, the HRC Board of Directors “has the ultimate authority over the organization’s actions, including fiscal management and budget approval. Board members also establish the official policies that direct HRC.”  That means, … More HRC Board Members OKAY with the Deplorable Endorsement of Republican Mark Kirk for US Senate

HRC Fails to Withdraw Endorsement of Republican Senator Despite Bigoted Comments

Since the day the preeminent LGBT organization, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced its endorsement in favor of Republican Senator Mark Kirk, (R-IL) the incumbent for the Illinois Senate seat,  instead of supporting the Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth who has a 100% equality rating to Kirk’s 76% , many LGBT activists have questioned the move … More HRC Fails to Withdraw Endorsement of Republican Senator Despite Bigoted Comments

Equality Activists Ask HRC To Reverse Endorsement for US Senate

Several high profile LGBT community members, activists and leaders have written articles expressing disdain at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)  decision to endorse Republican Senator Mark Kirk, instead of Rep. Tammy Duckworth, for the Illinois U.S. Senate seat.  HRC did not budge. Duckworth has been endorsed by President Obama, VP Biden, MOVEON.ORG, Daily Kos, and … More Equality Activists Ask HRC To Reverse Endorsement for US Senate

Is The Human Rights Campaign Tacitly endorsing Donald Trump?

After The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) decided to endorse a Republican Senator above a Democratic contender, I wrote an article, “Five Reasons why LGBT Activists Endorse Tammy Duckworth” which I posted here back on March 28, 2016.   However now there is a compelling sixth reason which categorically makes the case for why HRC MUST revoke … More Is The Human Rights Campaign Tacitly endorsing Donald Trump?

Five Reasons why LGBT Activists Endorse Tammy Duckworth

Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is running against incumbent Republican Senator Mark Kirk, to represent Illinois in the United States Senate.  In the face of a senseless endorsement of the Republican by a prominent LGBT organization, leaders and activists have expressed outrage, and are now calling for the support of Representative Duckworth. Following her career as … More Five Reasons why LGBT Activists Endorse Tammy Duckworth

Uganda Pride 2015 The Proud and Brave Revisited

This week has been a coup for Uganda’s LGBTI community, as yet again, despite the anti-gay atmosphere in that country, the LGBT leadership and community pulled together a great week of Ugandan Pride.. Ugandan Pride has since come a long way – despite the odds- with great overseas interest, and participants from around the world in attendance. … More Uganda Pride 2015 The Proud and Brave Revisited

OPEN LETTER AS AIDS ACTIVISTS PRESS HRC ON HIV AIDS FIGHT

 Open Letter to HRC Calls to Partner on AIDS/HIV Issues By Melanie Nathan, February 11, 2015. February 11, 2015 – New York, NY – The AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) released the text of an open letter to Human Rights Campaign (HRC) as a follow up to its protest of HRC´s gala held on … More OPEN LETTER AS AIDS ACTIVISTS PRESS HRC ON HIV AIDS FIGHT

Solidarity with ACT UP at Human Rights Campaign D.C. HQ

Activists in New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C. target HRC… Santa sent the 1AngryOldLesbian.org (1AOL) elves out again for the second time this first month of 2015 with a lump of coal to the Human Rights Campaign DC flagship in support of the demonstration being orchestrated by ACT UP NY at the HRC … More Solidarity with ACT UP at Human Rights Campaign D.C. HQ

HRC Calls in San Francisco Police for LGBT Castro Protest

Peaceful Protest attracts curious tourists, reporters and Castro community By Melanie Nathan, January 31, 2015. About 2 dozen LGBT activists from San Francisco and community members held a vigil outside the San Francisco Human Rights Campaign (HRC) souvenir store in the Castro today. The gathering, which took the form of a sidewalk noon brunch, outside … More HRC Calls in San Francisco Police for LGBT Castro Protest

HRC Now Accepts Religious Liberty Bigotry

by Cathy Kristofferson, January 11, 2015 Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) received their first lump of coal from Santa for 2015. Deliverers of Santa’s naughty list and coal at Christmastime, 1angryoldlesbian.org, returned barely two weeks into the new year following Thursday’s Washington Post article in which HRC’s vice president Fred Sainz gushed over presidential hopeful Jeb Bush’s new … More HRC Now Accepts Religious Liberty Bigotry

On Santa’s Naughty List HRC Gets Coal Delivery

…and the letter from Santa tells Chad why! 12/24/2014 By Cathy Kristofferson. Santa Claus asked the members of 1AngryOldLesbian.org (1AOL) if they wouldn’t mind delivering a letter to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and they merrily agreed. Though the weather outside was frightful, their spirits were high as they donned their rainbow Santa hats while listening to the … More On Santa’s Naughty List HRC Gets Coal Delivery

Activists at DC Pride attack HRC’s Bad ENDA

While asking the community to demand no less than full federal equality… By Cathy Kristofferson, June 8, 2014 This week saw the first national organization come out strongly against the flawed Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 (ENDA) when the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Thursday announced it “We strongly oppose any religious exemption in ENDA… we will … More Activists at DC Pride attack HRC’s Bad ENDA

Civil Rights History lost on Chad Griffin and Rea Carey

Senate Historical Office offers a Civil Rights Proponents’ Strategy For Success By Cathy Kristofferson, May 28, 2014 Today the United States Senate Historical Office gave a presentation “Civil Rights Act at 50: Civil Rights’ Proponents Strategy For Success”. This seemed a good lesson the LGBT community needs to learn as we fight discrimination, religious bigotry, and our … More Civil Rights History lost on Chad Griffin and Rea Carey

Shocking Hypocrisy of HRC in Fight Against Religious Bigotry

Despicable contradiction – does he take us for idiots? By Melanie Nathan, March 24, 2014. I must say I am in a state of shock at the hypocrisy of the latest HRC (Human Rights Campaign) fund raising ploy.  The fundraiser is focused on fighting religious bigotry because, as they say, our enemies are “Using religion … More Shocking Hypocrisy of HRC in Fight Against Religious Bigotry

HRC Boots Activist Protesting ENDA’s Broad Religious Exemptions

Lesbian Avenger film screening event makes perfect backdrop for ENDA religious exemption protest By Cathy Kristofferson, March 21, 2014 Last week, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced a $2 million campaign to push for the House Vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 (ENDA). This campaign partnership with Americans for Workplace Opportunity (AWO) is similar to … More HRC Boots Activist Protesting ENDA’s Broad Religious Exemptions

Chasing Chad

Human Rights Campaign’s Chad Griffin Heading to Sochi Olympics or simply playing footsie with the rest of the 1%? This what Michael Petrelis reports on January 23, 2014 on his BLOG at http://mpetrelis.blogspot.com/2014/01/human-rights-campaigns-chad-griffin.html “Recent history may provide clues about a potential action or two in the near future for the Human Rights Campaign and its new-found … More Chasing Chad

HRC Leading U.S. Gays in failing to take the ultimate stand against Russia’s anti-Gay laws

“The contradiction glares when HRC asks the IOC to ensure “special treatment’ for American athletes and visitors. I find it unconscionable of HRC not to be taking the ultimate stand for a BOYCOTT of the Olympic SOCHI Games in Russia and using their immense power and membership to demand that  IOC  move the games out … More HRC Leading U.S. Gays in failing to take the ultimate stand against Russia’s anti-Gay laws

ZERO LGBT protections with $44.9 BILLION in profits

Now it is our turn to be heard – read on… By Cathy Kristofferson, May 29, 2013 Once again today, as they have done for the past 14 consecutive years, ExxonMobil shareholders voted down non-discrimination protections for the company’s LGBT employees.  This year the vote was 81-19%, the lowest vote for non-discrimination in all those … More ZERO LGBT protections with $44.9 BILLION in profits

After the Apology demands that HRC be all inclusive on all issues

Will HRC put its money where its mouth is? By Melanie Nathan, April 1, 2013 Thousands of LGBT community members and allies showed up at the steps of SCOTUS this past week to support marriage equality, and many were there because of the extraordinary organizing efforts of a coalition of LGBT organizations under the title, … More After the Apology demands that HRC be all inclusive on all issues

Activists ‘seeing red’ over HRC antics at SCOTUS hearings

as the Human Rights Campaign exhibits their typical lack of inclusivity… By Cathy Kristofferson, March 29, 2013. During the SCOTUS trials the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) convinced many in the Facebook world to change their avatars to red.  Following the hearings many activists are seeing a different red now that two incidents – insulting both the … More Activists ‘seeing red’ over HRC antics at SCOTUS hearings

HRC’s New Chief Chad Griffin gets a GAY Flag of South Africa

Chad Griffin , of  USA Largest LGBT Rights Organization and Dustin Lance Black , Director of MILK, photographed with the  Gay Flag of SA as a Symbol of grass roots activism SA Editorial, June 11, 2012. Sunday in the Castro was buzzing when Chad Griffin, the new President of the Human Rights Campaign,  made a … More HRC’s New Chief Chad Griffin gets a GAY Flag of South Africa

HRC Turns a Corner – New Youth Study Highlights Struggles of LGBT Youth

And shows the Importance of Full Equality and  a Welcome to Chad Griffin By Melanie Nathan, June 08, 2012. The Joe Solmonese reign at HRC hailed what many termed an elitist era at the Human Rights Campaign. But still the organization carried the hope of the T shirt button buying masses.  While personifying the status … More HRC Turns a Corner – New Youth Study Highlights Struggles of LGBT Youth

I AM HERE WITH YOU IN THAT FIGHT and yet I give as much as the law allows?

I was skeptical about President Obama’s speech and yet hopeful. The short version of this post is that I was generally pleased. Of course I could highlight what was left out and the uncertainties that remain for our full equality, yet my ‘glass half full’ beckons and I succumb! Admittedly, the strongest language yet from … More I AM HERE WITH YOU IN THAT FIGHT and yet I give as much as the law allows?

Oblogdee’s re-blog du Jour

  Thursday night, Clinton was in Pittsburgh delivering the opening keynote address at Netroots Nation 2009, and defending President Obama and the Democratic health care initiatives against “crazy’’ accusations by right wingers… when former Human Rights Campaign staffer and ‘News For the Left’ ninja blogger Lane Hudson “ambushed him,” asking ol’ 0042 if he would … More Oblogdee’s re-blog du Jour

Human Rights Campaign Dinner 25th July 2009 San Francisco

 Quote: Human Rights Campaign, San Francisco Steering Committee:-  “As we know from this past year’s roller coaster fight over marriage rights, our community needs a powerful voice and leaders who can harness the momentum that is building so that we can all share in the progress that we have long waited for. Listen to members of … More Human Rights Campaign Dinner 25th July 2009 San Francisco