Well, That Just About Sums it Up for GLAAD

Apologies to the late, great Douglas Adams; doubly so later in the piece.

From Queer Channel Media:

GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios resigned Saturday after a tumultuous two weeks in which he was caught up in an uproar over the organization’s involvement in the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile.

Barrios came under fire from the LGBT blogosphere after an appearance on the Michelangelo Signorile show by former GLAAD board of directors co-chair Laurie Perper, who questioned a series of official statements released by Barrios’ office supporting telecommunications giant AT&T.

Oh, but it gets better – if, by better, one means gay corporatism at its worst:

[T]he story didn’t end with Barrios’ resignation, as several other LGBT organizations were pulled into the fray, either by close association to AT&T, a paper trail of their own similar letters or a connection to a GLAAD board member at the center of the controversy, Troup Coronado.

Coronado occupied seats on the boards of no less than four LGBT organizations in 2009, at the time the letters to the FCC began to emerge from these organizations’ head offices.

 After an investigation into Coronado’s past, the Blade has discovered that a Troup Coronado who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin the same year as AT&T’s Coronado, and whom an anonymous source confirmed is the same person, appeared in several CSPAN videos from 1991-1993 as a representative of the anti-gay conservative think-tank the Heritage Foundation. Jeremy Hooper of the GoodAsYou blog was able to identify several instances of media outlets covering the Heritage Foundation opposition to pro-LGBT legislation in the 1980s and 1990s, and Heritage has been vocal in opposing same-sex marriage over the past decade. The CSPAN video gives Coronado’s title at the organization as Director of the New Majority Project.

Troup Coronado

Troup Coronado, a former AT&T executive and current GLAAD board member, once directed minority outreach at the anti-gay Heritage Foundation. (Screen capture from CSPAN video archives)

The time has come to drain the corporate gay swamp.

From Politico:

GLAAD board member Gary Bitner confirmed in an email to POLITICO on Tuesday that he had resigned. Five other board members — including Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers — also have submitted their resignations, according to the POLITICO source who is familiar with the matter.

Why Weingarten resigned is not as important as the fact that she – partner of transphobic gay HRCorporate slimemonger extraordinaire Hilary Rosen – was there in the first place.

The time has come to drain the corporate gay swamp.

The time has come to rid all of the organizations which claim to speak for LGBs and Ts of the over-monied, over-privileged, objectively-useless-to-real-people-with-real-civil-rights-needs corporate gay elite and replace them with people who bring skillsets to the table that over-monied, over-privileged, objectively-useless-to-real-people-with-real-civil-rights-needs corporate gay elite (and certain trans Quislings) have declared are excludable from the civil rights calculus because, well…, just because.

Who are the people who bring skillsets to the table that over-monied, over-privileged, objectively-useless-to-real-people-with-real-civil-rights-needs corporate gay elite (and certain trans Quislings) have declared are excludable from the civil rights calculus?

Well, you’ll usually find their resumes in gay ‘civil rights’ garbage cans – and you won’t find their names on gay ‘civil rights’ employment rolls.

The time has come to drain the corporate gay swamp.

But, instead, the Bay Area Reporter – a usually-sane paper – makes this psychotic suggestion:

HRC Should Take Over GLAAD 

So…

Because HRC somehow ended up being one of the few gay organizations (if not the only one) that didn’t become a drug courier for AT&T’s anti-Net Neutrality rent boy, everyone who hasn’t already had their brains (not to mention ethics) liquefied by HRC’s own kool-aid is suppposed to wolf down a Super Gulp of said kool-aid and accede to the Wal-Mart of gay organizations’ conquest agenda?

[H]ere’s a suggestion for the embattled GLAAD board: you don’t need a successor, at least not a standalone chief executive. This could be a prime opportunity for the larger LGBT community to increase its clout nationally if the Human Rights Campaign takes over management of GLAAD as an HRC project.

No.

Here’s a better idea: Drain the corporate gay swamp and re-stock these LGB(t) organizations with all of the trans women who they’ve refused to hire over the last 15-20 years.

What…..?

Are you afraid we might actually accomplish something?

GLAAD’s budget is around $11 million. HRC’s budget is in the neighborhood of $41 million. A combined organization would provide the LGBT community with a large national organization of about $50 million. That would help level the playing field when confronting anti-gay groups, some of which have millions of dollars.

Yes, and at present it simply would be one behemoth – instead of two – with a combined trans woman employee presence of one (zero if one takes into account the relevant experience that that individual token had when she was magically called into existence – seemingly like a sperm whale would be in the vacuum of outer space – in the aftermath of HRC showing its true anti-trans colors during the 2007 ENDA debacle.)

In short, it seems like a win-win to us.

Did the kool-aid at least have sugar in it?

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