Homophobic ‘cluster-yuk’ at HRC headquarters flops miserably

By: Tuesday June 4, 2013 6:16 pm

Earlier today, your friend and mine, the anti-gay Peter LaBarbera held a protest/press conference at the Human Rights Campaign headquarters. LaBarbera was accompanied by such homophobic luminaries as Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel and Linda Harvey of Mission America. This press conference was held as a sad attempt to connect HRC to the IRS [...]

Moving Past Détente Between The HRC And The Trans Community

By: Monday April 1, 2013 10:53 pm

On the day the constitutionality of Prop 8 was being argued before the the Supreme Court, a rally organized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, Family Equality Council, GetEQUAL, Marriage Equality USA, and the New Organizing Institute was underway. The rally was almost in every way successful in [...]

Challenges to Tony Perkins and the WaPo’s Dana Milbank column on FRC’s ‘hate group’ label

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 1:01 pm

UPDATE: Dana Milbank will be on Michaelangelo Signorile’s show at 4:30 ET today to discuss his WaPo defense of Perkins and FRC. Michelangelo Signorile has published an open letter to the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, challenging him to a public debate over at Huffpost or on his SiriusXM show over whether the organization deserves [...]

HRC releases report on ‘Growing Up LGBT in America’ as Chad Griffin’s tenure kicks off

By: Thursday June 7, 2012 5:57 am

The Human Rights Campaign marks the start of  the tenure of its incoming President, Chad Griffin, by releasing the results of a survey that takes a look at the landscape for LGBT youth today and the challenges ahead in the struggle for equality. Some of the findings: Over one-half of LGBT youth (54 percent) say they have [...]

This & That: Open Thread

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 8:03 pm

It’s an open thread! Pleeeeease feel free to chat, blogwhore, and link-share in the comment thread… So, this is what my cartoon sockpuppet Bookworm Bob have been looking at since our last This & That post. • By Vincent P. Martin, Minneapolis Immigration Lawyer, in the article/PDF onJD Supra entitled Transgender Marriage Based Immigration: …Are [...]

Work It

By: Sunday December 18, 2011 3:44 pm

In the late seventies and early eighties, my Dad (Jack Sandeen) worked at Disney Studios — first as a costumer, and then as the head of the Wardrobe Department. He worked on films such as Splash, The Black Hole, and the original Tron. He passed away on June 17, 2002, and I began my transition [...]

HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality: Josh Charles of The Good Wife

By: Wednesday November 30, 2011 12:04 pm

It’s always good to start off the day with something positive… This morning, HRC released a web ad featuring actor Josh Charles – one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive and star of The Good Wife – for its Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.  In the ad, Charles, who plays a lawyer on CBS’ Emmy Award winning legal drama, [...]

Think you have what it takes to run HRC? It’s a tall order.

By: Tuesday November 22, 2011 2:13 pm

Phil Reese of the Washington Blade kicks off a discussion about the Human Rights Campaign’s recruitment effort to replace outgoing leader Joe Solmonese. The official, extensive job description is now online. A snippet: …The President reports to the Boards of Directors of both the Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and is [...]

On Trans Issues, The HRC As A Thermometer And Not A Thermostat

By: Saturday November 5, 2011 4:00 pm

Marriage Equality Is One Issue Where The HRC Doesn’t Lead With Regards To Trans Inclusive Messaging If the recent Meghan Stabler marriage story reported at LGBT Weekly has demonstrated anything about the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) leadership on trans issues, it has to this point demonstrated that when it comes to trans issues, the Human [...]

Celebration – and (purposely?) missed opportunities: the President’s speech at the HRC Gala

By: Monday October 3, 2011 11:34 am

It was nice to step away from the keyboard on Sunday after doing the instant analysis of Barack Obama’s speech at the HRC National Dinner during SiriusXM’s live coverage on Saturday. I put up the transcript once it was available, and then shut off the computer to enjoy a low-humidity, mild temp, clear Sunday here [...]

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