Far be it for us to traffic in conspiracy theories, but this “intimate discussion with activist Cleve Jones” in San Francisco on Monday, hosted by the Courage Campaign’s Rick Jacobs, sounds like just the sort of closed-door, non-transparent leadership gathering people are increasingly furious about. Sure, folks should have a chance to meet in private to discuss everything from cupcake recipes to marriage equality, but Jones’ promise to make the National Equality March a democratic event has yet to deliver a single email to our inbox (yes we signed up on the website, but maybe our spam filter is super strong?), while Jacobs’ entire premise for pushing forward on a 2010 repeal of Prop 8 was based on Courage Campaign supporters’ demands, not his own private determinations.

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