What’s Missing From HRC’s Annual Memo? A Little Thing Called ‘Change’


In an annual memo (PDF) to board members, HRC chief Joe Solmonese rattles off a number of accomplishments in the gay rights arena from 2009. Some of them HRC was involved with; others it was completely, and willfully, absent. But what the memo — there to tell brush up HRC’s steering committee on the past, present, and future — does not do, at all, is layout what HRC will do differently in 2010. Because surely, if Solmonese & Co. read that same list of 2009’s “accomplishments,” they saw the same glaring gaps that we did. And yet there’s no indication there will be anything close to a strategic shift to secure federal LGBT rights.