Ask a Homo: Why Are Gays So Critical of HRC, GLAAD, and Other Advocacy Groups?

Welcome back to Ask a Homo, a judgment-free zone where the gays of Outward answer questions about LGBTQ politics, culture, etiquette, language, and other queer conundrums. This week a viewer wonders why some gays express criticism and even disdain for the Human Rights Campaign and other big LGBTQ advocacy organizations.


If there are questions you’ve been dying to ask a member of the real rainbow coalition, this is your chance. Send your queries—for publication—to slateoutward@gmail.com, and please put “ASK A HOMO” in the subject line. Note that questions may be edited.

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