It’s never too early to get excited about the Out 100, gay glossy Out‘s annual celebration of the year’s great, gay people, places and things. Well, actually just people.
The mag’s tight-lipped about the honorees, but their celebratory blog posted this picture of 2007’s “Rabble-rousers”. We don’t know how they did it, but the Out staffers and photographer FranÃ§ois Rousseau managed to get Joe Solmonese and Lane Hudson in the same frame. The men, of course, worked together at Human Rights Campaign until Hudson outed Mark Foley and subsequently left the powerful non-profit. Also pictured: gay soldier Jason Knight and ACLU’s leader Anthony Romero.
In other Out 100 news, we hear that honoree Darryl Stephens will finally acknowledged his homo inclinations. This will be the first time the Noah’s Arc actor publicly “comes out”.
As if we didn’t know…
OUT remains slick toilet paper. Only once a year, with this issue, do they come close to offering anything more than bread and circuses, er beefcake and circuit parties for white guppies. What’s that expression? Oh, yeah: “You’re either a part of the solution or a part of the problem.”
Thanks, Richie, I hope more of the same is coming.
Jack, here are links to tax forms filed for the fiscal year ending first quarter 2005 by both arms of HRC. I’ve only had time to peruse them a little but the shorthand is: they shell out over $6 MILLION a year in salaries ALONE out of combined income that year of about $30 mil. Joe’s predecessor made roughly $250,000 plus $32K in benefits from the two arms. No reason to believe he’s making less. [I, for one, STILL want to know what she/they did to result in a parting of the ways barely a year after she was hired. Did she not pay proper homage to the REAL power at HRC, Hilary Rosen, perhaps? Refuse to get a yellow equal sign tattoo on her ass? In any case, they had to give her another $160,000 in severance pay.]