NCTE’s Mara Keisling’s Dallas 12/28/07 visit

She was funny, endearing and spoke with a sense of authority and self professed moral righteousness.

And she is wrong.

Mara keisling beleaves if someone professes to be an advocate of LGBT issues they must be willing to confer and work with groups that are diametrically opposed to those of us who beleave in honesty and integrity.

We are not talking about minor agenda differences.

We are talking about the fundemantal beleif that right is right and wrong is wrong.

This concept is valued by all people.

Mara Keisling said she was her becuse the people inside the beltway could no longer ignore the ground swell of grass root groups or as it seems to become known as the “fund a mental” groups.

A member of hrc in attendence asked what could be done to save hrc now that it’s leadsership has lost creditability? The answer someone shouted out is self evident.

We cannot afford to listen to those who would have us bury our heads in the sand while the very democrates and advocates we elected take turns swinging bats at our asses.

An accounting must be made by hrc. Changes must be masde in the leadership so a new clear, inclusive and TRANSPARENT agenda may be presented.

Only then will people be willing to forgive and “move forward”.

While I disagree with Mara’s conception of moving forward I admire her courage and dedication to the tasks at hand.
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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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