Gee – Now You Have Some Inkling of an Idea of What it Has Been Like For Trans People, Working Capitol Hill When We Knew that HRC Was Lobbying Against Us

Also from Queer Channel Media:

Freedom to Marry President Evan Wolfson’s post-Election Day comments about the role his organization played in the pro-Question 6 campaign raised more than a few eyebrows among Maryland’s same-sex marriage advocates.

“We took the lead on raising early money for three of the four states and left others to do the same in Maryland,” he told the Baltimore Sun in an article published on Nov. 10. “When it became clear that others had not stepped up, Freedom to Marry stepped up again. We always thought Maryland could do it.”

One advocate familiar with the Maryland campaign, who spoke to the Blade on condition of anonymity, blasted Wolfson’s remarks.

“That quote was a big fat lie,” the source said. “Evan did everything within his power to make fundraising for the Maryland campaign difficult if not impossible. He was constantly speaking to national donors telling them that the Maryland campaign couldn’t win. So for him to now recreate history is the height of hypocrisy.”

You mean like back in 1999 when Queen Elizabeth III claimed that her then-trans-free organization (which would appear to be trans-free once more) was doing more for trans political activism than anyone else even while it was becoming clear that her trans-free organization was actively lobbying against trans rights (in addition to its role in Riki Wilchins Fifth Column, Inc. GenderPAC’s alleged subversion of trans people’s efforts to chart our own destiny)?

Birch: I think that the Human Rights Campaign has done as much if not more on transgender issues than most other national [ gay and lesbian ] organizations. If you really look at the actual work.

You mean like that?

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