There will be a colorful and joyous skirmish over at the Human Rights Campaign dinner happening in San Francisco tomorrow n ight. Why? Well, it seems the largest (and allegedly inclusive) "lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) lobbying group and political action committee" has waffled time and time again with transgenders and the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) - "which should include protections for gender identity as well as sexual orientation" - so local groups plan on responding this outside their very exclusive annual gala.
Fruity local queer organizations (some noteworthy, some insane) Pride At Work, Queer Youth Organizing Project, And Castro For All, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, Trans March, SF Labor Council, Lou Sullivan Society, and FTM International will be holding a festive counter-dinner during the dinner called "The Left OUT Party: A Genderful Gayla," billed as "an alternative to the HRC's annual dinner at the Westin St. Francis." The night will feature a "host of performers and speakers and ... [recognition of] community members and organizations that have demonstrated leadership, accountability, inclusiveness and all-around fabulousness."