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Robin McGehee: We’ll Be Back, Bitches

Get Equal’s Robin McGehee, who stirred up all kinds of shit yesterday, is on a branding mission. For herself. For her new activist group Get Equal. And yesterday’s events with Dan Choi and Nancy Pelosi’s office are certainly helping.

“We believe we need to do more than lobby, making phone calls, and giving money to people who are not making true to the promises we’ve been given,” says McGehee, which is a direct comment on ineffective lawmakers, and an indirect challenge to the Human Rights Campaign, whose entire strategy involves making phone calls.

By:           editor editor
On:           Mar 19, 2010
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  • 20 Comments
    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"
      Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      BRAVA!

      Mar 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geoff M
      Geoff M

      Well Queerty, she’s right. Why the snark about branding?

      Mar 19, 2010 at 1:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • InExile
      InExile

      I like this girl! Speaks well and comes across as very serious and strong, too bad she is not running HRC.

      Mar 19, 2010 at 1:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert, NYC
      Robert, NYC

      About time someone is speaking out and reflecting the views of many of us. No more political correctness and making nice as HRC does. Its time for our collective gloves to come off once and for all and put the dems on notice with the following warning…”don’t expect to take our votes for granted any longer, either deliver the goods or shut the fuck up and go away”.

      Mar 19, 2010 at 2:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Good for her, about time people like HRC stopped running and handing our issues over to people like Kathy Griffin. Watching Dan Choi on the national news last night was much more moving than hearing that Kathy Griffin called the Senator from Georgia, a caca head under her breath as she was leaving the event. One thing that makes me suspicious of HRC is that they seem to come out and attack any strategy that isn’t theres. At least their folks do. That is typical of partisan hackery, and leads me to think that they are more interested in their own goals rather than the community as a whole.

      Mar 19, 2010 at 2:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tara
      Tara

      @InExile: No Surprise to me that she speaks well, she was my collage Speech teacher. :-D

      Mar 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      A collage speech, of course, is where you take sentences from other speeches and stick them together to form a new one :)

      Mar 19, 2010 at 3:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeffree
      jeffree

      Go Robin Go!!!
      I keep track of mottos about civil rights in my green notebook & one sentence stands very tall: “SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER.” Washington dc politicians have power, the Hrc claims 2 have power, but so far theyre only playing **nice** & they like any1 in power look only @ their own intrests. Whose looking after ours?? If she can attract attentions to what we gays and lesbians & bi-s want then shes speaking TRUTH! the powers who dont want 2 hear that, theyre R not just senators but the organizations who want 2 speak for us but make no noise or heat or difference!!

      the mississipi prom girl Constance made more noise then HRC. remember that pls!!

      Mar 19, 2010 at 7:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AndrewW
      AndrewW

      More whining. Great. Have Robin answer these simple questions about their publicity stunts:

      Do these actions further our movement?
      Do these actions add to our base of support?
      Do these actions change any votes in the Congress?

      Please provide some evidence.

      GetEqual needs to GetReal. If these stunts are effective, show us how. Cheerleading and endorsement are not enough. Explain HOW they further our efforts to obtain equality and give a few examples. Not something from the 60s, but something from now, 2010.

      Mar 19, 2010 at 9:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Josh AZ
      Josh AZ

      Oh, I get it – if we just yell loud enough and inconvenience people, we’ll have our equality. Cool. That’s easy and fun.

      Mar 19, 2010 at 9:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian NYC
      Brian NYC

      Thankfully 99% of the LGBT Community doesn’t even know these GetEqual stunts took place. Robin suggests that these actions are “putting pressure” on the White House. I guess if we all got out our handcuffs and went to DC we’d magically get our equality.

      This is childish. Somehow, if we just make enough noise and do publicity stunts we’ll get our way. Gee, how has that strategy worked for Pro-life activists? It’s been 37 years since the passage of Roe V. Wade and we have witnessed countless stunts, protests and angry demands. Yet, no results.

      How many years does GetEqual need Robin? How much money do you need to implement your angry-demands-equals-pressure Plan?

      Mar 19, 2010 at 10:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • are you serious
      are you serious

      Take action and do what? Get arrested?

      What have you actually accomplished?

      Am I the only one who thinks yesterday was the dumbest thing ever? It was almost as stupid as the National Equality March… which cost Maine Marriage Equality! I am so tired of these power hungry losers trying to make it seem as if they are important!

      You did nothing but put 5 good people with no criminal record in jail. dumb. If you had a plan that was strategic and had media presences it would have made sense. (i can’t believe i agree with queerty)

      Stop trying to build your list and stop trying to get people buy your shitty merchandise. All you want to do is be the next hrc.

      Mar 19, 2010 at 11:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeffree
      jeffree

      Let’s do some math! andreww = josh az = brian nyc!

      Easy huh?
      same person,same words, same logic!

      buhbye!!!
      **flag*** his abuse of posting privs, so he can go troll on other sites, like the ones he has not yet get kicked off of!!!!!

      Mar 20, 2010 at 12:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • randy
      randy

      Let’s see — HRC and the usual crowd have gotten us nowhere on DADT, ENDA and getting rid of DOMA. But no criticism there about their lack of success!

      Then Robin comes here and because she hasn’t gotten anywhere on those issues in just two days, she’s failure.

      By my accouting HRC has had a lot longer than two days to enact something, and that would make them a colossal failure by comparison.

      Mar 20, 2010 at 1:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AndrewW
      AndrewW

      GetEqual has a nice logo.

      Mar 20, 2010 at 4:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chance
      Chance

      Well I just learned something. Barack Obama and Pope Benedict both have the same opinion about gay marriage, and that makes them the same person. Good to know!

      Mar 20, 2010 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles Merrill
      Charles Merrill

      I think she is great but couldn’t they have waited a week. The news is all about the health plan getting passed and it would take a global catastrophe to get the media’s attention away from health care. Cathy Griffith added nothing to the media other than jokes on the Joy Behar show. She didn’t even mention Lt. Choi.

      Mar 20, 2010 at 9:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jb4me
      jb4me

      Robin is a total bitch. She advocates but where is her advocacy for her child. she would rather prance all over the country than stay married and raise her child. She is power mongering and craves media attention. It is too bad her child will see who she really is.

      Mar 21, 2010 at 12:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marx
      Marx

      Unless something drastic changes, I’m going to continue to vote Democrat regardless of whether ENDA passes or DADT or DOMA are repealed.

      And they know it.

      And that’s why this tactic will never work.

      May 2, 2010 at 6:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      @Marx: Which is worse, really: voting for the side that’s sorta-kinda on our side, and will get to these things one every few years eventually probably, or try to send them a message by voting for the side that would pass laws against us, hoping both that the message gets through and that power shifts back again before they can do too much harm?

      Even at a snail’s pace, I’ll take forwards over backwards, thank you.

      May 2, 2010 at 7:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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