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About Those Red Equal Signs That Are All Over The Place

So in case you didn’t know, those red equal signs everyone’s posting on Facebook are a modified version of the Human Rights Campaign’s logo. Keep in mind:

A) Yesterday HRC had a trans flag removed from the demonstration outside the courthouse, in keeping with their longstanding policy of always being afraid someone will find out what the T in LGBT stands for.

B) Today HRC asked a speaker from United We Dream’s Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project to not mention that he was undocumented — because heaven forfend anyone realize that immigration rights issues touch our community too! (English captions for the video available here courtesy of Sprinkles McGillicuddy)

C) When this got started, HRC actually publicly opposed filing lawsuits against Prop 8 specifically because they didn’t want the issue to go before the Supreme Court — but now that it’s there and signs are promising, they’re quite eager to take the credit, of course.


Listen, if marriage is really your thing and you want to say so in a public way, go for it! Personally, I think marriage is overrated as an issue, but we can agree to disagree and discuss it further from there.

But please: inform yourself about who you’re supporting before you decide on how to do so. HRC actually has a long, awful history with practically everyone except their wealthy donors; they’re just good at marketing themselves. Don’t be fooled.

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