Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Joe Solmonese - will you resign and ask Lt. Daniel Choi to take your place as head of the Human Rights Campaign?


HRC has alienated me and many other LGBT Americans. I'm a gay American with a foreign partner who lives on another continent. What have you done over the past 7 years of my separation from my partner, to bring our nightmare or the nightmares of 36,000 to 200,000 same-sex bi-national couples to a rapid end, or to create even a temporary stop-gap solution for us? We deal with loneliness, separation, exile, financial hardship, detention, and degradation every single day, just because we want to love and live like other people!

To tell you the truth, I'm sick and tired of hearing anything about the Human Rights Campaign's glories, because you've done absolutely nothing of substance that I can detect to help bi-national couples; to call for the passage of the Uniting American Families Act, or to pressure President Obama and Congress to put a rapid end to discrimination against us.

And what about the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, fighting to make a difference in marriage equality, and the passage of ENDA, etc? Millions have been waiting a very, very long time! Our LGBT brothers and sisters are still suffering, enduring insults and abuse, couples even dying split apart from each other, while you have lots of fun entertaining dignitaries and making a lot of money on our blood and tears!

Where were you last week Joe Solmonese, when our two heroic brothers Dan Choi and Jim Pietrangelo were being arrested by DC police and wearing chains for standing up for our rights?

For God's sake, to have honor and do something of substance that would help the American LGBT community, will you resign from the Human Rights Campaign, and ask Lt. Daniel Choi if he will take your place? What do you say?

Madison Reed


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