The first symbol I knew for the LGBT community was that of HRC. Before I was out of the closet I learned that the yellow equal sign on the deep blue represented equality. One of the first things I did after coming out was to stick one of those squares to my bumper - not only because it meant equality - but because I thought it also stood for power and working to make the world a better place for LGBT Americans.
Now we learn that you will "honor" Goldman Sachs at the NYC HRC Gala Dinner.
Can you please explain to us how Goldman Sachs has "Improved the lives of LGBT Americans?" This company has outsourced thousands of jobs overseas. They have taken billions of dollars in taxpayer money with one hand while passing out pink slips with the other. They are a contributor to the economic collapse that has led LGBT Americans, like all Americans in the 99%, to have to struggle to make ends meet, keep their homes and take care of their families.
But beyond all that. Even if that we not enough, Goldman Sachs employees and directors are the single largest contributor to Mitt Romney's campaign. You, the Human Rights Campaign, will be honoring a company that has donated over a half a million dollars to a man that supports and will push another Federal Marriage Amendment. You do this in one of the few states where our marriages are legal.
How dare you. How dare you claim to speak for the LGBT community with one corner of your mouth while you suckle corporate greed from the other.
Stop this madness, hold our supposed allies as accountable as our supposed enemies. Withdraw the honor from Goldman Sachs and make it clear their behavior is not to be celebrated.
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