In a post today, David Mixner takes the Democratic Party to task: "We must refuse to contribute to anyone that has not proven their
loyalty to the LGBT community. The Democrats claim that strategy will
only elect right wing Republicans. For the lack of our support, they
would like to make us single handedly responsible for their serious
flaws. If they support us, they blame us for any of their problems and
if we don't support them, they blame us for any of their losses. Nice
game they have going here."
1. Do not contribute to Democratic party committees like the DNC, DSCC
and DCCC. They will use the funds to not only elect our allies but also
Blue Dog Democrats. Even if they set up a 'special committee' for us
that will enable them to loosen funds for candidates who are opposed to
2. Contribute directly to only those candidates who
have proven by either by vote or sponsorships of legislation their
commitment to our issues.
3. Contribute to LGBT candidates who
most often know how to fight like hell for us. The Gay and Lesbian
Victory Fund is one of the most effective groups in Washington,DC.
Contribute to our own community and its battles for freedom especially
as our young resort to more traditional civil rights tactics.
5. Contribute to defeating our enemies at the local level which is a very powerful message to send those that oppose us.