The voice of this National Equality March co-organizer is probably hoarse after yesterday’s roaring speech. But from Cleve Jones’ standpoint, losing the ability to speak for a day or two was well worth it, as he took direct aim at two of his enemies: the White House, and the Human Rights Campaign.
Though he mentioned neither by name (okay, he said “president” but not “Obama”), it was hard not to read between Cleve’s lines. His talk about “prioritizing” rights? That one’s for you, HRC, which stands accused of advising the White House on which gay legislation should receive its attention in favor of other bills. And that message for “leaders and those who represent us”? Well duh, that’s Obama and Congress.