So How Did That Protest of Obama at HRC Go?


So, about that protest of Barack Obama speaking at HRC’s dinner on Saturday night. Did anyone show up?

Some 75 people, actually, which is a pretty decent crowd, considering it was gays protesting a gay event. Organized by the Gay Liberation Network and Queer Liberaction, the demonstration had “protesters unfurl[ing] a 25 foot long banner bearing the words, ‘A Chicago Welcome for Obama: Keep your 0#% promises! Repeal DOMA, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,'” relays the Washington Blade.

But what we can’t tell from this photo uploaded by “Wespennest” on Flickr is whether Lt. Dan Choi was there with the protesters, or merely getting through them en route to the HRC dinner.