7/4/08

SAN FRANSICO REJECTS HRC





HEADLINE NEWS: SAN FRANSICO CALIFORNIA GAY LESBIAN BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY REJECTS HRC'S GENDER EXPRESION EXCLUSSIONARY POLICY.

San Francisco Califonia
The city by the bay has once again lead by example and is the consciousness and eyes of the American GLBT people in rejecting Joe Solmonese and HRC's unrepentant gender exclusionary policy.



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Among the speakers was Donna Rose who said she joined HRC because she believes in Equality, Integrity and Principle. She then said she later left HRC for the same beliefs.
We in Dallas look forward to seeing Donna at the Dallas Black Tie and to hear her again express these outstanding Ideals.
In 2007 the Dallas Black Tie resulted in a $1.27 million net distribution, the largest distribution of any gay and lesbian fundraising dinner in the nation. A high percentage of the proceeds are allocated to local recipients but HRC does receive a very nice share.

It is understood by those of us who strenuously object to HRC's gender exclusionary policy that this opportunity to educate and inform the Greater Gay and Lesbian community cannot be missed.

I contacted Randy Ray, HRC member and CO-Chair of the 2008 Black Tie in a effort to conduct a Educational Initiative as we did in November of this year at the Austin Black Tie. Once again transgender people were turned down. Once again reasons were given as to why it was more important to raise millions of dollars for HRC than to build a working consensus for a gender inclusive ENDA. ENDA will save lives immedatly. It will give Transsexual sex workers a opportunity to compete for the positions they once held. It will give street transgender people a way out from under the bridges and hiding. It will help to curtail the suicides by Transgender people who are so ashamed of their condition and that they are helpless to change that KILLING themselves seems to be the only way to end the pain.

But once again we find ourselves being denied as we were in Houston and New Orleans and all across this nation at HRC events. When you drive up you will see me. Standing on the streets. Being harassed by police and security. Standing up for justice. Stand up for Trans rights.
STAND UP FOR TRANS RIGHTS IN NOVEMBER IN DALLAS TEXAS. TELL HRC HELL NO. WE ARE AS DESERVING AS ANYONE TO BE PROTECTED BY LAW. WE WANT HRC TO PROJECT THIS MESSAGE TO CONGRESS WITH ALL MEANS AVAILABLE. TODAY.

2 comments:

Queers United said...

i hate seeing all this infighting in the community

Kelli Busey said...

It is shameful that HRC lied to us at southern comfort. It is a shame to see people striped of their faith. It's a sin that as Solmonese announced that Hrc would remain ambivalent as frank striped Edna of gender inclusive language HRC was in fact Extorting lawmakers by threatening low scores if they pushed for a inclusive ENDA. It's a Damn shame that Frank announced these same lawmakers had contacted him and declared due to "constituent" pressure they were backing out of a inclusive ENDA.Its embarrassing and a sin that our transgender voices we had first condemned HRC then days latter formed coalition's with the devil himself. Ya QU my friend I hated to see this shit pile grow like it has. But what really Gauls me is Solmonese, Lisa Scheps and I met in January before the Austin Black Tie for a hour and we did not receive a apology and a vow to make things right. But what I really hate is our so called transgender leaders taking a talk but not walking the walk. That really fires me up. Girls and Guys, If you make your bed with snakes sooner or later they will bite you.
I don't think "infighting' is a fair description.
I would call it poor People desperately fighting for there lives against bigotry, revisionism and oppression. This was never desired by trans people and we have continually swung the door open to reconciliation only to have HRC slam it shut. And then claim that they not only represent us but are the authority on goodwill treatment of transgender people.