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posted Friday, March 2, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 09
A Bold Choice for the Largest Gay Group, the Human Rights Campaign
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A Bold Choice for the Largest Gay Group, the Human Rights Campaign

The news late last week that the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT advocacy group, had tapped Chad Griffin as its new president had many LGBT activists responding to their Twitter feeds with a collective, "Wow!"

Griffin, among his many credits, was the executive producer of the 2009 film Outrage, the controversial documentary by Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick that outed various closeted gay politicians who'd voted anti-gay -- and which made the case for why that's proper journalism. The film sent a jolt through the political establishment and had some newspapers, like The Washington Post, withholding the names, while others, like The New York Times, let them rip.

And here is Griffin now, taking the helm of HRC, the most establishment group in the gay movement, often accused of bowing to the White House and to Capitol Hill politicians and criticized for failing to challenge political leaders on hypocrisies and unfulfilled promises for fear of losing access to them.

As I said, "Wow!"

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