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10/05/2009

No offense to 'Glee' cast, but HRC dinner tix just got intensely hotter

by Jeremy Hooper

HRC-ObamaMajor news from/for HRC:

President Obama will speak to a gathering of gay rights activists this weekend, a day before thousands of people are expected to march on Washington in a demonstration calling for greater legal protections for gays, lesbians and transgendered Americans.

Mr. Obama’s appearance on Saturday at the annual dinner for the Human Rights Campaign, a leading gay rights advocacy group, represents a significant show of support for gay rights at a time when many
prominent gay and lesbian activists have been questioning the president’s commitment to their issues.
Obama to Address Gay Rights Organization [NY Times]

So does this mean the prez is sticking around for the National Equality March? Lady Gaga's doing both the HRC gig and the march: Will the commander-in-chief also show his Poker Face on both days? Guess you'll just have to get yourself to D.C. this weekend to find out!

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*National dinner info here (Featuring the aforementioned "Glee" cast and Lady Gaga, as well as Dennis & Judy Shepard and Hair's Gavin Creel). Tickets are already sold out.

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more pandering.

Posted by: Jon | Oct 5, 2009 2:05:34 PM

As I've posted at other blogs:

I do have mixed feelings about Andrew most of the time, but with this post, he's said it all. And he has said it well: "So spare us the schmoozing and the sweet-talking and do it. Until then, Mr president, why don't you have a nice steaming cup of shut-the-fuck-up?"

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/10/obama-will-attend-hrc-dinner.html

Posted by: John02657 | Oct 6, 2009 1:52:34 AM

As I've posted at other blogs:

I do have mixed feelings about Andrew most of the time, but with this post, he's said it all. And he has said it well: "So spare us the schmoozing and the sweet-talking and do it. Until then, Mr president, why don't you have a nice steaming cup of shut-the-fuck-up?"

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/10/obama-will-attend-hrc-dinner.html

Posted by: John02657 | Oct 6, 2009 1:52:34 AM


The problem... Obama's will be speaking to those who paid big bucks for this "Black-tie"Event. I would of preferred that he speak to the masses at the National Equality "NOW"March. I almost had the opportunity to speak at the Washington National Equality Now March, because I was one of the finalist in their "Idol" contest. I lost OUT to Sam Sussman,who had the best entry and received the most votes... but you know what? I rather hear what Sam Sussman, has to say! He happens to be "straight", however he believes in equality for "ALL" ... no more, no less than the next person when it comes to Human Rights, Civil Rights or Gay Rights. I like that.! President Obama could learn from "JOIN THE IMPACT", one of the groups who had Cleve Jones come to Chicago to speak to us... and they only charged $5.
How much $$$ will HRC members pay to listen to Obama? And would they pay... if they did not get a tax write-off to listen to Obama?

Join The Impact/ Chicago Chapter has 4 buses going to Washington, and again made it affordable for the little guy, by making a round trip available for $100. They also made seats available for less... for those who qualified. I have been priced "OUT" of every event ever staged by the HRC. They really never represented me... and up until now... I have been a one man army fighting for over 30 years for gay rights... However, I did join the "Join The Impact/ Chicago" Chapter, because I have found them to be inspiring, with most of their members young. It's their future now. I find it ironic, that this march is taking place in Washington, because I remember the words of a young JFK, in his Inaugural Speech, saying that the "Torch has been passed to a new generation"... and I hope that many of the so-called older gay leaders speaking at the March, stop their tired rhetoric, and listen to what this new generation of gay and equal rights fighters say, including that of Sam Sussman who offer HOPE, for a better "Now" and Future... for "ALL" of US!

Posted by: jerry Pritikin | Oct 6, 2009 7:35:54 AM

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