Thursday, April 01, 2010
This is no April Fool's Day joke. There is a full-page ad on the back of the Bay Area Reporter's arts-and-sex section from the Human Rights Campaign, and there is a major oops in it. Among the activities HRC has undertaken recently?
Can't HRC do anything right? Is there always some telling little mistake, such as one line in an ad, or a big problem like, say, lack of a road map from HRC showing us the way forward to repeal DADT and enact ENDA?
The problems we gays face in Washington include President Obama not delivering on his promise to be our fierce advocate, and as important, our largest gay political org has shown itself to also lack a strong streak of fierce advocacy.
And if HRC is serious about persuading members of the House and Senate to support the overturn of DADT, instead of taking out an ad for gays in San Francisco, HRC should place an ad in Roll Call or The Hill papers in Washington. Tell Congress and other policymakers why the ban must be lifted.
How the hell does it help end DADT to have HRC place an ad in the BAR? This is probably just one piece of HRC's CYA (cover your ass) strategy, to absolve themselves of responsibility in the looming failure regarding DADT.