Wednesday, April 01, 2009
I'm Joining HRC
This may come as a shock to all of you who've known me for years as one of HRC's most virulent critics, but I'm pleased to announce that I am joining the Human Rights Campaign outreach team to the African-American GLBT/SGL community.
Some of you may see this as selling out, since I've had much to say on this blog and many others about some of the less than honorable stuff this organization's done in the past to not only impede the rights of transgender people, but ignoring my community as well.
But they asked, and it's an attractive offer I couldn't turn down.
In addition I get to go back home just in time to participate in Annise Parker's historic campaign and reestablish my eligibility to vote in my beloved home state. I'll get to travel on a regular basis as part of this job, speak to various groups, do interviews and I'm getting paid quite well for doing so. I'm getting tired of doing the right thing for peanuts while others in the GLBT movement are living large. It's time for me to get paid for my writing and speaking abilities and garner the higher profile I deserve.
Hey, I gotta look out for number one. I gotta eat too, and I like fly designer clothes as well.
Neiman-Marcus here I come.
Oh yeah, I wonder if they make Jimmy Choo pumps in a size 12. Hey it won't matter, because as much money as I'll soon be making, I'll special order them.
Oh yeah, before you flood this post with hate comments, check today's date at the top of it. ;)