HRC president apologizes for 'misspeaking' at transgender conference

Southern Voice, GA, USA

HRC president apologizes for 'misspeaking' at transgender conference

Solmonese talks with Atlanta activists in private meeting

By DYANA BAGBY, Southern Voice | May 6, 7:37 PM

Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese met with a handful of
transgender activists in Atlanta last week and apologized for
"misspeaking" at last year's Southern Comfort conference, where he
promised HRC would only support an Employment Non-Discrimination Act
that included gender identity, according to people attending the

by Kelli Busey
Tuesday May 9, 2008

I will not accept this behaviour as acceptable from the largest "human rights" organization.
Submitted 05/06/08 to Southern Voice, sound off section pending

Joe Solmonese has once again showed his true colors.
He gathered a group of potentially sympathetic transgender people and
portrays this as actual dialogue.
He offers a explanation that he mis-spoke at southern comfort. Some
of these "activists" are either overwhelmed by by Solmonese or brain
dead when they declare a apology was issued. Thankfully some of the
activists were clear thinking and rejected this side ways
Where is the acknowledgement from Solmonese that a political agenda
was being followed in September 2007 and continues to this date to
exclude and marginalize gender variant people.
As far as HRC meddling in my job where does HRC get off telling my
employer how to treat me? HRC needs to get out of my business. Am I
writing papers for the employers of gay people telling how to treat
them? Am I using political blackmail to force congressional leaders
to vote against Gay People? NO I AM NOT.
HRC LEAVE TRANSGENDER PEOPLE ALONE. You have done enough harm. Every
time you do us wrong people die. Lawrence Kings death is on your
hands HRC. This death is a direct result of your policy. Find it in
your heart Joe Solmonese to direct HRC to stop killing us.


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