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Maggie Gallagher: “I Need a Picture… He’s Black, He’s On Our Side”

Jim Burroway

March 27th, 2012

Louis Marinelli, the National Organization for Marriage’s former tour organizer, is updating this post with more emails illustrating NOM’s implementation of their previously secret strategy documents pitting African-Americans against fellow LGBT citizens. Those emails seem to show Maggie Gallagher’s growing obsession with pictures of black people. One email, titled, “I need a close-up photo of Bishop Battle for the newsletter tomorrow) explains the need in very simple terms: “He’s black, he’s on our side, he’s COGIC (Church of God in Christ)” Another email following a rally in Washington, D.C. has Gallagher giving this direction:

I’m told the rally was two-thirds blacks. All the photos we have up are taken behind white people. Any phot (sic) that shows the crowd as it was. Please send it to me and Eve tushnet (sic) for use in this week’s newsletter. I would also like a photo of Faunteroy for the Newsletter.

And think it should go up on the blog. Maggie

Here are two photos from the D.C. rally. It looks like Maggie heard wrong. Marinelli says more revelations are coming.



March 27th, 2012 | LINK

I think the email warning about the gay man was very telling- Gallagher hates teh gays.

March 27th, 2012 | LINK

“I’m told the rally was two-thirds blacks.”

Is it just me, or is there something dehumanizing about that statement, like in the sense that she’s referring to people in the same way that one might refer to livestock or inanimate objects?

Greg B.
March 28th, 2012 | LINK

I’m so glad that Louis has continued to be an ally of the equality movement. He provides a perspective (and an archive of emails) that nobody else can.

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