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HRC Trans Quits Amid ENDA Acquiescence

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The HRC Board’s only trans member and co-chair for diversity Donna Rose has resigned over the organization’s refusal to actively oppose the deflated ENDA:

Less than a month ago HRC President Joe Solmonese stood before almost 900 transgender people at the Southern Comfort Conference in Atlanta to pledge ongoing support and solidarity. In his keynote address he indicated that not only would HRC support only a fully inclusive ENDA, but that it would actively oppose anything less. That single pledge changed hearts and minds that day, and the ripple affect throughout the transgender community was that we finally were one single GLBT community working together. Sadly, recent events indicate that those promises were hollow.

An impressive coalition of local and national organizations has lined up to actively oppose the divisive strategy that would leave some of our brothers and sisters without workplace protections. This effort has galvanized community spirit and commitment in ways few could have imagined, and it has demonstrated to those who would divide us that anything less than full inclusion is unacceptable.

There is a single significant organization glaringly missing from that list. The Human Rights Campaign has chosen not to be there.

Damn, girl…
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