Except For Two Critics,
No One Shows at HRC's SF Meeting
Outside stood Alice Club member and anti-racism organizer John Newsome, distributing a flyer endorsing a tranny-inclusive ENDA bill. I'd never met him before, so we chatted a bit and I took his picture.
There were three local steering committee members and the store manager inside, talking quietly, very upbeat and two tables were set up with drinks and food. No costumers, no local HRC members, no reporters or community members.
The store manager, from behind his cash register, grilled me, demanding to know what right I had to walk in and criticize HRC, and what was my agenda for helping the community in 2008. I told him to read my blog for answers.
They objected when I took out my camera and started clicking away, even turning their backs to my flashing camera.