Sunday, August 22, 2010

HRC's Rosen's gAyTM is Open:
$1,000 for the DNC

Since November 2009 there's been a boycott underway, organized by several A-list gay bloggers and progressive straight bloggers, urging folks not to donate to the Democratic National Committee, which includes the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Click here for more info on this important gay/progressive boycott.

One lesbian powerbroker who's chosen to ignore the boycott against the Democratic Party and its affiliated committees is Hillary Rosen. A longtime member of the Human Rights Campaign's board of directors, who also served as interim executive director between the ousting of Cheryl Jacques and the hiring of the dreary Democratic hack Joe Solmonese, Rosen doesn't always put gay community interests first.

Back in 1999, I searched Rosen's Federal Election Commission files and discovered she was donating to anti-gay Republicans Orrin Hatch, Spencer Abraham and Mary Bono. At the time of her donations, all of them were rated poorly on our issues by HRC. So much for HRC political rankings influencing gay donors.

Today I looked at her most recent FEC records and found that Rosen in June donated $1,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. If anyone thought Rosen was taking into account well-deserved anger and demands for Democratic Party action on our gay agenda when making donations, the $1,000 to the committee is a slap in the face.

Frankly, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if she also shops at Target, regardless of her org's campaign against the corporate giant over its donation to a Minnesota anti-gay group.

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