Wednesday, October 29, 2008

(Rosie O'Donnell, holding her wife Kelli Carpenter's hand, on the steps of the grand staircase at SF's City Hall, the day of their marriage in 2004.)

Rosie O'Donnell's Donation to No on 8?

Has anyone seen any checks from super-duper lesbian entertainer and gay marriage activist Rosie O'Donnell? I just used the SF Chronicle's search engine of donations to the campaigns battling over Prop 8, and here's what turned up when I punched in "o'donnell":

Contributor namePositionAmountState or countryCityTransaction dateDescending
Paul O'DonnellOppose$100.00CASan Francisco10/17/08
Ben O'DonnellOppose$100.00ORPortland10/16/08
Mark O'DonnellOppose$150.00NYNew York9/3/08
Trevor O'DonnellOppose$100.00CALos Angeles8/26/08
Ciaran O'DonnellSupport$10.00CASanta Clara6/24/08
Ciaran O'DonnellSupport$500.00CASanta Clara6/4/08

Rosie's name doesn't come up. Now, of course, she made have recently made a donation and it's not yet been entered into the system, but if she has contributed, I bet she would issue a release about it or post something to her blog. Haven't seen either the release or posting from her.

Speaking of Rosie's well-read and influential blog, Greg Hernandez over at OutinHollywood is taking her to task for her MIA status in this fight:

Just finished checking Rosie O'Donnell's Rosie.com blog and find it kind of mind-boggling that she is writing about "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and old Reese Witherspoon movies and not a word about Proposition 8. I am curious about why Rosie, always so outspoken, has been so out of the picture ...

Now what about the fight for equal rights in California Rosie? Any thoughts? Maybe we'll hear from her after the election because, as she writes, "i am trying to stay away from the news as we near the finish line ... the noise distracts me i believe."

Oh, brother.
I don't know why Rosie is so silent, and her checkbook closed, on the matter of Prop 8. Why is Rosie MIA on this fight?

8 comments:

Sally said...

Are you sure that database is complete? I just searched for my name and didn't find my donation, even though I've been contributing to No On Prop 8 for months and months.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the list is completely accurate, I've donated a few weeks and even signed a waiver letting the organization know they could use my endorsement if they desired and neither my company or my name is on the list by my city, so maybe it's not every single donation.

Just a heads up on that.

Have a great day-
Bambi Weavil
OutImpact.com - Making a positive impact in the gay community. Make yours.

Anonymous said...

Your name isn’t on the No on 8 donor’s list either.

Michael said...

I'm simply too poor to donate to any campaign. Plus, even if I had money, I'm not sure I'd give to the No on 8 campaign since it so closeted and keeps gays invisible in the TV and media materials it puts out.

Anonymous said...

MP You can always find en excuse if you look hard enough. You could spare $2.

Anonymous said...

Michael,
I have been reading your blog about Pro. 8.
I thank you for educating us.
Today, I was listening to "the Story" on NPR, and thought you might be interested in the segment "Faith versus Duty" of Andrew Callahan, a High Priest.
Here is the link:http://thestory.org/
Again, thanks for the blog.

Anonymous said...

Sir, I respect you greatly for so much of your work, but it is completely disingenuous to exploit Rosie's lack of donation without donating yourself. You would out you on this one.

Queers United said...

i want to contact her and urge my readers to do so as well. do you have a contact # or email?
http://www.queersunited.blogspot.com