Dumbass Elitist Watch: Joe Solmonese Gives Thanks

The Thaksgiving Day turkey – 2007 style – courtesy of Joe Solmonese and the internet:

Dear Katrina,

This Thanksgiving, I feel more than thankful. I feel a deep sense of awe at all that we’ve accomplished in the last year – and a profound respect for your commitment to our long, often difficult fight for equality.

Who would have predicted that in the course of one year, the Matthew Shepard Act would pass both houses of Congress, and that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act would pass the House for the first time ever?

You – and more than 700,000 members and supporters of Human Rights Campaign alongside you – made these major triumphs possible.

But you’ve done more than help us win. You’ve also sent countless letters of encouragement. You’ve supported our struggle when it mattered most. You’ve given us the strength we need to win the next battle, and the one after that.

“Thank you” doesn’t begin to express what all of us at HRC feel today. But it’s a start. Here’s to a healthy, joyous year for you, your family, and your friends.

Thank you,


P.S. To send your friends and family a special HRC Happy Thanksgiving card, click here.

The really sad thing is that I’m sure that at least some of those who are privileged to be able to collect a pay check from the Human Right Scampaign truly do not understand why a trans person would find this offensive.

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