But our community gives to them. Why? Well, if I could be completely honest I would say that I believe it’s because we like to look good and show off and this dinner gives us the opportunity to flaunt the fact that we have that much money to spend. But there may be a few that really care about what HRC does!
— Monica Simpson is a community artist, activist & organizer in Charlotte
Well Ms Monica Simpson is there any other stupid ass remarks you would like to make.
Not every LGBT person has money to flaunt, this is a common misconception. I know it hard to believe after all those reports about our community that we have large amount of disposable income. What a bunch of horse manure. I would said that their is a large number of LGBT who live off paycheck to paycheck.
Just to assume that we have money to flaunt is just wrong and ignorant.
I am beginning to think that our local community is spoiled and to a certain extent not interested in really doing grassroots work. It is at the grassroots level where relationships are created and the first rule that you learn as a fundraiser is that fundraising is all about relationships. So as an organizer or organization ask yourself, what types of relationships do you have in this community? Do you have the same “Circle of 5″ like Alltel? If so, how do you expect to grow or raise the funds that you need to do the work that you desire to accomplish?While if the so-called local LGBT would support their community Center as they support the national then your local center would be doing great, Right. yet we know this isn't the case. Look at all that we have to do to get our community to come out for these events, Well maybe we don't have to work to hard to get them to come to a HRC dinner. Pride is somewhat easy as well, Since most of those who attend comes from other towns and cities, where if they are not out they won't be found out.Those would do try to work across lines of difference are most time met with " You don't know what our community need, or you don't know us." This is the case when you are dealing with other races.
— Monica Simpson is a community artist, activist & organizer in Charlotte.
The main problem is our community, our community in most case just don't care or do enough. Most are still in their 2 by 6 closets, other are out but not at work, then there are those who are truly out 100%, those of the ones who do the most for our community while the damn closets cases reap the benifits. This trend has to stop, if we expect true change then our community most unite 100%, or simply go back to the way it was in the 50's and 60's.
The question is now how do we get our community to give up their closets.. and Join us to make our community better and stronger?