QEJ's Kenyon Farrow

“Human Rights Campaign’s donor base is wealthy white gay men, and some lesbians, for whom marriage is it. For the rest of us that won’t solve a whole lot”

SOUNDBITES — “I have a lot of questions about what’s going to happen with the mainstream LGBT movement. The Matthew Shepherd Law, which QEJ opposes, passed; ENDA will pass; the military ban will be lifted; and if Obama is elected a second time, they will probably lift the Defense of Marriage Act. But there will still be poor people. There will still be people without access to health care. … Human Rights Campaign’s donor base is wealthy white gay men, and some lesbians, for whom marriage is it. Marriage is the last issue towards full white male citizenship. For the rest of us that won’t solve a whole lot.” —Kenyon Farrow, incoming executive director of Queers for Economic Justice (a group founded “to challenge and change the systems that create poverty and economic injustice in our communities”), on the state of Gay Inc., and apparently unaware the Matthew Shepard Act did pass (via Housing Works) [An editing error caused Housing Works to originally misstate Farrow’s remarks]