United We Dream demands apology from Human Rights Campaign
The HRC continues their failing streak.
Just a reminder: the “equals” sign is HRC’s logo. It is NOT synonymous with LGBTQ rights and/or marriage equality.
I threw together a red marriage equality graphic that shows support but still calls out the HRC (to whom the “equals” logo belongs) for their transphobia. Please feel free to use/use as a springboard for a better graphic.
Though I like the concept, the problems HRC fails to acknowledge spans way past “Marriage equality”.
Indeed, but I kept it to “marriage equality” since many have voiced the heartening feeling of seeing all the current red and white in support for what they hope will be the SCOTUS decision, but the annoyance at HRC’s logo sitting there (kind of like the support for Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” campaign, as problematic as it is, when Savage has said plenty of awful, offensive shit to the “B” and “T” portions of the LGBTQ community). I wanted to create a graphic (or inspire people to create a graphic) that enabled people to take part in the red equals sign for marriage equality but still acknowledge that the HRC is still fucked up.
Do they get together and hold meetings about how best to screw up trans inclusion?
FUCK the HRC (who apparently don’t understand that trans* people can, you know, NOT be heterosexual), although I’m glad to see the seas of red on my Facebook feed (I made my profile pic red but deliberately left out the equal sign).
I like to think of it as people taking back the equal sign from them, or rather taking (and supporting) the message of marriage equality and ignoring the terrible messenger.
Maybe a red equals sign with “MARRIAGE EQUALITY FOR ALL THE LGBTQ, HRC!” graphic?
I threw this together. Still got red, still got equals, still got marriage equality, but calling out the HRC and their transphobia.
- Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
- Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
- Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
- Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
- Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
- Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
- Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
- Voted YES on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
- Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
- Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
- Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
- Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
- Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
- Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
- Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
- Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
- Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
- Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization. (Jan 2011)
- Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
- Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
Also from On The Issues:
- Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
- Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
- Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
- Rated 13% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
- Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
That’s all I needed to know. I mean, after the whole Wisconsin clusterfuck.
If you’re not old enough to vote, CAMPAIGN!
LGBTQ* Quotes and Remembrance
“For many Americans, coming out will be the hardest thing they ever do. While it’s a shame that Americans were not able to experience this aspect of Sally while alive, we should all be proud of the fact that like many LGBT Americans, she proudly served her country, had a committed and loving relationship, and lived a good life.” — Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin