Here is part of the message from the groups of radical queers who perpetrated this act:
Communique from the Forgotton: The HRC is not a democratic or inclusive institution, especially for the people who they claim to represent. Just like society today, the HRC is run by a few wealthy elites who are in bed with corporate sponsors who proliferate militarism, heteronormativity, and capitalist exploitation. The sweatshops (Nike), war crimes (Lockheed Martin), assaults on working class people (Bank of America, Deloitte, Chase Bank, Citi Group, Wachovia Bank) and patriarchy (American Apparel) caused by their sponsors is a hypocrisy for an organization with â€œhuman rightsâ€ in their name.The queer liberation movement has been misrepresented and co-opted by the HRC. The HRC marginalizes us into a limited struggle for aspiring homosexual elites to regain the privilege that theyâ€™ve lost and climb the social ladder towards becoming bourgeoisie. Last night, Obama spoke at the HRC fundraising gala and currently the HRC website declares, â€œPresident Obama underlines his unwavering support for LGBT Americans.â€ The vast amount of organizing resources the HRC wastes on their false alliance with the Democratic party leaves radical queers on the margins to fend for themselves. Our struggle has always had to resist the repression of conservative tendencies in government and society to gain liberation in our lives. The gourmet affair was sponsored by 48 corporations including giants Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, and Wachovia Bank. At $250 dollars a plate the HRC served our movement a rich, white, heternormative atmosphere that purposefully excludes working class queer folks. REMEMBER THE STONEWALL RIOTS! . Most of all we disagree that collective liberation will be granted by the state or its institutions like prisons, marriage, and the military. We need to escalate our struggle, or it will collapse. ~~Love and Solidarity~~HRC Building Vandalized - Lez Get Real. I am going to go out on a limb and say this is a good thing. It's true that "gay liberation" has always had its assimilationist tendencies and its more radical and even separatist elements. There were people like the lesbian separatists and the Radical Fairies trying to reject mainstream society - and build alliances with other oppressed groups-- and nice homosexuals who wanted nothing more than to be left alone. But it used to be the national press was far more interested in the radical elements- the men in nothing but jockstraps and fairy wings, the radical dykes with crew cuts and tattoos. As the national press became both less homophobic and more populated with out gays and lesbians, it began to clean up the "image" of sexual "minorities"- reducing them all to nice, middle class gays and lesbians who want nothing more than a minivan and 2 children and a golden retriever. As this reduction of sexual difference to "just like other nice families, only two moms or two dads" and "just like any other soldier, just gay" happened at the level of national coverage, it also happened to a lot of gay activism. Money got taken away from shelters for homeless queer youth and given to same sex marriage movements. The Human Rights Campaign fund sold transgender allies down the river to try and get protection of gender normative gays and lesbians. But the queers are still out there- making connections between homophobia and patriarchy and racism and capitalism. They still think that liberation is not serving in an imperialist army nor the mimicry of the heterosexual bourgeoisie in marriage. You can hate queers and wish they'd shut up, like the HRC probably does. Or you can love queers and wish more of them would glamdalize the dreary world of freedom= being just like everyone else, like I do. But when queers make themselves visible by exploding glitter grenades, you can no longer ignore them.