Rex Wockner: The day the music died for the gay leadership

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    Nov 18, 2008 10:25 PM GMT
    A lengthy, but fascinating read about the failure of some gay leadership and the shift of power into the hands of the people.
  • EricLA

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    Nov 19, 2008 2:00 AM GMT
    I haven't read Wockner's full post, just some snippets on Towleroad. Obviously he isn't alone in his criticism. I'll read this more later, but Wockner has ALWAYS been a critic of our national orgs. I haven't really ever known him to be involved in improving the process. Yes, our national orgs need to get it together. I still can't tell you the difference between HRC and the Task Force. But, when you look at the budgets of these orgs, some of them are doing the best they can. Groups like Focus on the Family and others have budgets that exceed those of our national orgs put together (OK, Focus has had to lay off people, but they still have a BIG staff compared to most of our national orgs.).

    I do see the activism of the last couple of weeks as something to celebrate. But I don't think we can make any long-term judgments about how involved a majority of these people will be over time. And if the California Supreme Court should strike Prop 8, I'd bet most of these people will go back to what they were doing before they got riled up. Despite the fact we still have so much to do, especially outside of Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and other large metropolitan centers. There are big chunks of this country that are inhospitable to us.