Chris Crain

‘Count me in for another March on Washington – let’s just make sure the HRC building is included on the protest route’

SOUNDBITES — “As for ‘the nation’s largest gay rights group,’ we are definitely not getting what we pay for. Despite an astronomical budget, we get backroom deals and snail’s pace progress. Then again, what do we expect from a civil rights group that recently bought a building with a 30-year mortgage? The Beltway tuxedo crowd is in no hurry, especially if actual activism might risk their coveted access and cocktail invites. All this nonsense reminds me, unfortunately, of why I burned out on gay politics earlier this year. We can only hope that independent voices bypass the Solmonese/Smith crowd and demand change directly from the Democrats in power — in the White House and on Capitol Hill. Count me in for another March on Washington — let’s just make sure the HRC building is included on the protest route.” —Former Washington Blade editor and blogger Chris Crain on the scandal involving HRC and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell [Citizen Chris]