Oh. 'Milk' Writer Gets a Clue:
Solmonese Must Go
What a princess this Dustin Lance Black must be on a personal level. I can understand why an Oscar-winning gay writer and power-monger would look down her nose on those of us who have tried for decades to hold HRC to account.
She wants to be seen as the above-it-all artiste not willing to get down in the muck of putting a stop to the Human Rights Campaign money-sucking machine. Fine, there's a place for that b.s. kind of thinking. It's call the Democratic Party plantation.
Earlier this year Black had this to say, when asked by Metro Weekly if he wanted to call out specific leaders:
BLACK: No, not really, because I feel like everyone has their role and people are starting to push harder, so I think we're starting to do better. But I often think it is really dangerous for us to feed on each other. I've seen how [LGBT] people have attacked me, attacked Cleve Jones, attacked the [Prop 8] case -- and I'm not going to turn around and do the same thing to these other organizations. I want to support them. I want these other organizations to do well. I want HRC to succeed. I want Joe Solmonese to be the best leader we've got. I want Equality California to change and grow and do well. So I don't think it's wise to be attacking each other in any situation. We might get into some fights behind closed doors, but that's healthy. That's the way it should be.
Princess, take that damn statuette out of your Mormon butthole, and listen up. The fights we need to wage against HRC have to be waged out in the open, not in the closet. That elitist, save-face at all costs, Hollywood homo way of thinking is part of what drives the rancid HRC money train for Democrats.
Now, in response to HRC invading in on his Harvey territory, he tells the Bay Area Reporter he's seen the light:
The announcement, said Black, has caused him to reverse his policy of not publicly attacking HRC and to openly call for Solmonese's resignation. [...]
"We have got to figure out how to use this to create some sort of positive change. If we can't kick HRC out of Harvey's camera store then we need to change HRC so it is an organization we are proud to have in there. That is going to take a lot of change in leadership at the very top. I have never said that before, but now, it is clearer than ever," said Black. "HRC is not the gay and lesbian activist organization we need to win right now. Joe Solmonese is clearly no Harvey Milk."
And Lance, you did the movement no favors with your silence regarding Solmonese and his org. That positive change you want is ever farther from our reach because "good gays" like you remain mute and you think dealing with HRC behind closed is healthy. It's not. Welcome to the HRC Sucks Club.