Karen Ocamb

‘I would humbly request that David and Cleve consider shifting their attention to helping LGBT people’

SOUNDBITES — “For people who are concerned about poverty and social and economic issues as I know David Mixner and Cleve Jones are – it seems an odd time to re-direct resources and attention without something close to an assured outcome. Given their considerable talent for inspiring others, I would humbly request that David and Cleve consider shifting their attention to helping LGBT people, people with HIV/AIDS and our allies (labor, teachers, nurses) at the state and local levels survive this very difficult time while also pressing hard for full equality. Linking arms to confront the problems immediately before us only strengthens our sense of community as we all become foot soldiers marching to fulfill the promises of the American Dream.” —Activist, writer, and Obama critic Karen Ocamb on what gay rights leaders should be spending their time on [Bilerico]