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  •  "Many"? Weasel word. How many? n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    Number5

    As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

    by ticket punch on Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 03:10:41 PM PST

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    •  You should get out more (1+ / 0-)
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      pico

      Bring of the topic of HRC's effectiveness on some gay boards or blogs and watch the flames coming it. They are not effective and are not well liked in may segments of the GLBT community in a way that can't be said with the other GLBT orgs. If you expect some sort of polling data to back it up, sorry, I can't provide any, but the anecdotal evidence is available far and wide. HRC likely would have ceased to exists were it not for a few very, very rich patrons of the org and the fact they have a cool logo that entices many to join.

      There are 10 kind of people in the world: Those who understand binary and those who don't.

      by craigkg on Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 03:17:34 PM PST

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    •  Very many. (1+ / 0-)
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      Marja E

      Weasel word or not, it's a fact.  You can start with the transgender community, and extend that dissatisfaction into communities of color and lower incomes.  They took quite the (deserved) trashing after the ENDA debacle, but they've already been somewhat in decline with activists - ironically as they've become more powerful as a lobby.

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 07:25:52 PM PST

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