The Washington D.C. headquarters of the
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) was vandalized on Sunday.
The building at 1640 Rhode Island
Avenue, also known as Equality Center, was tagged with “Quit
Leaving Queers Out” in pink paint, according to blogger Leslie
Ewing said she noticed the vandalism at
6:45AM on Sunday, “sans caffeine” she added.
“I only had my phone with me but I
did take the shot,” Ewing
said on her blog, lgbtequalitymarch.blogspot.com. “It says
'Quit Leaving Queers Out'.”
The group Queers Against Assimilation
has claimed credit for the attack, according to a post at the
lesbian blog LezGetReal.com.
“HRC headquarters was rocked by an
act of glamdalism last night by a crew of radical queer and allied
folks armed with pink and black paint and glitter grenades.”
The group says HRC has left behind
non-affluent gay men and lesbians. HRC is in the pocket of Democrats
and large corporations, the group said. They
objected to Obama's Saturday appearance before the group.
“The gourmet affair was sponsored by
48 corporations including giants Lockheed Martin, Microsoft and
Wachovia Bank. At $250 a plate the HRC served our movement a rich,
white, heteronormative atmosphere that purposefully excludes working
class queer folks.”
“The vast amount of organizing
resources the HRC wastes on their false alliance with the Democratic
Party leaves radical queers on the margins to fend for themselves.”
“We need to escalate our struggle, or
it will collapse,” the group added.