I'll admit that running Bilerico Project has really opened my eyes to the state of the LGBT movement nationwide. We've run afoul of some of the internal politics both in our personal dealings with the national org and in our reporting. Still, when I read Kerry Eleveld's op-ed in the Advocate about Gay Inc's silence after Obama said his attitude on same-sex marriage was "evolving," I couldn't help but think it was a gross understatement.
It was just one more missed opportunity in what has been a long and maddening succession of them ever since this president took office with Democratic majorities in Congress we may never witness again.
I usually refrain from saying much about how the national LGBT groups acquit themselves because I generally find finger-pointing only serves as a counterproductive distraction from the most critical tasks at hand. But quite frankly, watching some of them at the federal level over the past two years has been a lesson in political malpractice that has left me ill and speechless more times than I care to count.
Amen, sister. But two years? I've lived in DC just two months and it's glaringly obvious to me. I'll admit to being a little shocked at how bad it really is.