Earlier this year, in response to the unprecedented attacks on gay and lesbian Americans, I began blogACTIVE.com. Never before in American history have the personal and private lives of gay and lesbian citizens been dragged through the political mud in such a brazen effort to divert the electorate from important issues of the day. I had enough! Especially since I knew so much of it was coming from our own community members.
The site has been much more successful than I ever imagined and for that I thank those of you who sent notes and have supported this work. Your support along with the hundreds of tips sent to the email box has helped to make blogACTIVE so successful. THANK YOU!
The site has exposed some of the most blatant cases of self-hating homophobes. After being exposed on blogACTIVE, Rep. Ed Scrock (VA) pulled out of his reelection campaign. Rep. David Dreier (CA) is no longer speaking for the GOP, as he is too busy trying to hold on to his seat back home. It’s the first time in years that Rep. Dreier has a real race on his hands. The site has also exposed high ranking homophobes like Jay Timmons, Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Dan Gurley, the National Field Director and Deputy Political Director of the RNC.
I am writing to you today, specifically about two upcoming cases:
Over the next twenty-four to forty-eight hours, blogACTIVE will be releasing two cases on the site. One of them promises to be one of the biggest GLBT news stories of the decade. While, I am confident that the gay and lesbian press will cover this item, I am hoping, with your help, to begin an extensive advertising campaign on mainstream sites to attract readers from this candidate’s home state and district.
This candidate is running on a party platform that is among the most homophobic in the nation. I promise you this…the news of this candidate’s homosexuality is certain to shake things up a bit for years to come.
Also, through the power of the internet, I will be sharing a story of a Congressional “outing” that took place before the web was a powerful action tool. This Congressman has racked up quite a voting record – one that even a part-time sodomite should be ashamed of! This time around, we’ll be able to use the web to educate the public about this homophobic Representative.
I hope you will take a moment to click here to support the upcoming actions. Your support has made it possible for us to accomplish so much in such a short amount of time. I am confident we can accomplish so much more.
Thank you so much for your support.
PS: blogACTIVE has played an important role in educating the mainstream press. When Dick and Lynne Cheney faked indignation about John Kerry mentioning their daughter, blogACTIVE quickly sent over 2,000 national and local journalists a copy of Mary Cheney’s Coors Beer business card and the hard facts about her opportunism in the lesbian and gay community.
The site’s work has been covered by Frank Rich in the New York Times, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Garance Franke-Ruta in the American Prospect and hundreds of other press outlets from the LA Weekly to the Washington Post. I even appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, where I put that lying Bill O’Reilly in his place.