This protest is about who we, as community and a movement, choose to ally with and the message of change we want to deliver. HRC, the Human Rights Campaign, is the largest, national "mainstream" organization advocating for the LGBT community and frankly we feel their message and actions are way out of touch with the needs of our community and the greater community at large.
We have chosen to focus on HRC's alliance with Goldman Sachs, and selection of Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein as a spokesperson for marriage equality, as a most clearly evident manifestation of this disconnect with our community. To honor a corporation that many feel is criminally responsible for the economic disenfranchisement of so many working people, a corporation that has recently been described as having a "culture that is toxic and destructive" by one of its own departing executive directors, and to select a CEO whose compensation of 53 million in 2007 was reward for rape of our financial system, as a spokesperson for ANY kind of equality is not only tone death to the injustice many working and poor LGBTQ individuals have faced as a result of these practices is just plain offensive.
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