6 responses

  1. Attmay
    March 26, 2009

    “I must look out for the interests of our membership.”

    It can be assumed that some of your membership is gay, can it not? And if by hiring an anti-gay bigot they happen to alienate gay members, you are not exactly looking out for their interests.

  2. Christopher™
    March 26, 2009

    I don’t understand why the GLBT community insists on attaching its cause to that of the black community.

    As far as minority status goes, the GLBT community has far more in common with the Jewish community, and they are far more accepting of us as a general rule.

    I’m not saying we should abandon work with the black community, but I think the average straight person would understand GLBT discrimination better if it were linked to the historical treatment of Jews rather than blacks.

  3. HappyCat
    March 26, 2009

    My father would be livid. He stood in support of African Americans in Chicago Illinois in the early sixties. He took a lot of crap from many people. My father was a medic during Korea and became a member of the Civil Defence in Illinois.

    As I am transgender, my father loved his daughter, he was my biggest supporter of my transition. He believed in equality for everyone regardless of their differences.

    A letter is definitly going out.

  4. a. mcewen
    March 26, 2009

    All discrimination in every community is linked somehow, Christopher. It’s a matter of differentiating how while the discrimination may be slightly different in every community, the negative effects are the same.

  5. lurker
    March 26, 2009

    “Because there may be some who don’t want their family dining next to a homosexual couple whose actions they find offensive.”

    There are people who have and still do make that argument about why restaurants should be able to deny service based on race. As in “Because there are some that don’t want their family dining next to a Black/Asian/Jewish/Interracial couple whose actions they find offisive.”

  6. Tavdy
    March 27, 2009

    First thought:

    What happens if a black gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans person needs help from Cincinnati NAACP? They’ll have to hide their sexuality or gender identity from the very people who are supposed to be helping them!

    Second thought:

    This will give black people in the Cincinnati area the wrong impression – that the NAACP condones homo- and transphobia. This is unacceptable.

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