Gay, Inc.’s 1% had it coming. Disgruntled activists marched down Castro Street and right into the HRC store to express their frustration with the non-profit gay organization. Their main demand was a refocusing of HRC’s priorities to include addressing homelessness among LGBT youth and people with AIDS, high unemployment rates for transgender folk, and lack of decent healthcare and affordable housing for elderly queers.
This is not the first time the activists in the Castro have shown their contempt for the HRC. The organization was highly criticized around this time last year for doing their own occupying of Harvey Milk’s old camera shop to sell overpriced mugs with equal signs. Even the usually cool-tempered Dustin Lance Black called them out for that.