Saturday, December 08, 2007

a picture's worth a thousand words...

...but if you want more, here is an excellent take by Pauline Park (The Visible Vote '08) on HRC's monumental ineptness at explaining why they threw the trans community under the bus. Eh. Color me disgusted.

HRC Doublespeak Wins No Hearts or Minds

What’s the point of damage control if it only compounds the damage?

That’s the question I asked myself after last night’s community forum at the LGBT Community Center of New York City sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign. The forum on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 7 drew nearly 100 people, including a substantial number of transgendered people as well as non-transgendered lesbian, gay, and bisexual community members. But despite the demographic diversity of the audience, there was unanimity regarding the HRC and its betrayal of transgendered people in supporting the stripped-down, sexual orientation-only version of ENDA that passed the House with the support of HRC and over the opposition of United ENDA, a coalition of more than 360 national, state, and local LGBT organizations from throughout the country.

finish the article by clicking here.

And here's a report from Gay City News about the "listening forum" which Park writes about: GayCityNews.

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