La Mehlman made himself rich in part by designing the 2004 "God, Gays, and Guns" platform. We're a wedge issue because of him, and he only works for the other side because Bill Maher outed him a few years back. Now that he's living in Chelsea or whatever in a luxury apartment with a paid piece, he's cashing in by working for gay rights advocates now that his former bosses wouldn't touch him if he was made of gold.
That's not selfless heroism. It's mercenary opportunism.