Month: March 2011

Demand for Dan Ramos’ Resignation Escalating – Protestors Hit the Fund Raisers

Yesterday evening, about 2 dozen lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, along with their allies, stood in front of the Granada Homes building where the “Proud Democrats” were hosting a fund raiser for the Bexar County Democratic Party (“BCDP”). But in Bexar County, there is no reason to be proud of being a democrat.


March 18, 2011 2

Stupid Things People Say About Gays: They are termites, like Nazis and Teabaggers

Dan Ramos, the Chair of Bexar County Democrats, representing the Democratic party in the City of San Antonio, Texas, and surrounding areas, recently went on a racist and homophobic tirade:

“[Gays] are all connected to the gay Democratic Party, the so-called Stonewall Democrats. Just like termites they managed to get some of their people in key positions. … I liken them to the Tea Party — the Tea Party and the f—ing Nazi Party — because they’re 90 percent white, blue-eyed, and Anglo, and I don’t give a f— who knows that. Just like the blacks … they’re American, but you can’t get your way just because you’re black.”


March 13, 2011 1

A Sad Bullying Irony in My Facebook Feed

Two headlines appeared in my Facebook feed one right after the other tonight, in what can only be described as a sad irony if I use the word “irony” as liberally as most.


March 9, 2011 1

Speaker Boehner’s Office has Petitioners Arrested Violating 1st Amendment of Constitution

Today, five activists from GetEQUAL Ohio, a direct action LGBT rights group associated with the national organization, GetEQUAL, were arrested while attempting to deliver a petition to Speaker of the House John Boehner at his office in Columbus.

The petition, which urged the Speaker to focus on job creation rather than using tax payer money to defend the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), contained over 33,000 signatures.


March 9, 2011 10

HRC on the Record, Part 1: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Diversity.

It’s no secret that I’ve been critical of some of the decisions made by the Human Rights Campaign (“HRC”) and comments made by their spokespeople, but what should also be apparent is, like any organization, the HRC was developed with people power. Like me, all of those people are fallible. Mistakes can and do happen. It took me a long time to recognize that for myself. Sometimes, I speak for me, sometimes I speak for an organization – at no time is my speech necessarily correct.


March 9, 2011 0

Director of Equality Texas Defends Removal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity from Anti-Bullying Bill

Texas has been spinning over a proposed “Anti-Bullying Bill” which was introduced in both the House and Senate. The bill, which original provided for punishment of the bully rather than the victim and required the schools to report the type of bullying and “cause” of bullying (including sexual orientation and gender identity) only had a marginal chance of passing in a venue as conservative as Texas; however, it brought together many advocacy organizations and the momentum of LGBT activists was growing at an astounding rate.


March 1, 2011 1