Radical Gay Rights Group Claims Responsibility for Vandalizing HRC Store
A group claiming to pay homage to the Stonewall Riots of 1969 is taking responsibility for vandalizing the Human Rights Campaign store in Dupont Circle.
According to the Washington Blade
, a group that calls itself “The Right Honorable Wicked Stepmothers’ Traveling, Drinking and Debating Society and Men’s Auxiliary” said it vandalized the store by splattering it with pink paint and painting “Stonewall” on the sidewalk.
The group released a statement, arguing that the Human Rights Campaign has done nothing for LGBT groups in the District of Columbia.
Part of the statement reads:
The HRC rakes in something approaching 50 million dollars a year in revenue…What have we gotten out of this?...Not a thing worth mentioning…Seriously, this is an organization that hordes money and does nothing useful.
Meanwhile, violence (in DC) against the LGBT community is on the rise…We lack a homeless shelter for queer youth and services for our community are the victims of budget cuts. Can you think of something better to do with a few million dollars?”
A spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign said it’s “unfortunate” that “some groups” are interested in dividing the gay community.