What’s Missing From David Mixner’s 5 Guidelines to Giving This Christmas? Gay Inc.


Barack Obama critic David Mixner has five pretty reasonable tips on how, and who, to give to this holiday season to effect political change. On Santa’s naughty list: The DNC, DSCC, DCCC, and probably any other group with a “D” and “C” in it, because “[t]hey will use the funds to not only elect our allies but also Blue Dog Democrats. Even if they set up a ‘special committee’ for us that will enable them to loosen funds for candidates who are opposed to our freedom.” On the nice list: LGBT candidates who actually fight for LGBT rights. And curiously missing from Mixner’s list? Any mention of Gay Inc. groups like HRC, GLAAD, or NGLTF. Oh, maybe David did give a nod to them, with Tip No. 5: (emphasis ours)

“Contribute to defeating our enemies at the local level which is a very powerful message to send those that oppose us.”

Or maybe we’re just reading too much into this.

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  • Brian

    Mixner didn’t need to state the obvious: HRC, GLAAD and NGLTF are a waste of more than $100 million a year.

    Every time you give to HRC, GLAAD or NGLTF it is an admission that you are ignorant, lazy or both. It’s time for new thinking, new people and a new movement.

  • Josh NYC

    Mixner gave us that angry National Equality March. It didn’t accomplish anything. Now, we have more anger. Sheesh.

    When will we learn that anger begets anger? This idea that if we just give money to the “right” people, they’ll deliver our equality is totally without merit. There is NO political solution. There hasn’t been for 40 years and counting. WAKE UP!

    The solution is our responsibility. We must create our equality. Mixner’s old ideas are not helpful.

    I used to be just frustrated with our lack of a “movement,” now I’m disgusted. I’m tired of old people’s old ideas. Good luck.

    Until we redefine our movement we’re just going to continue to waste money. At least you won’t be wasting any more of my money.

  • Mark Dallas

    Gee, how irrelevant has Mixner become?

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