Breaking News: HRC Store Vandalized on Stonewall Anniversary
Notorious flagship tote bag dispensary âHuman Rights Campaign and Action Center and Storeâ on Connecticut Avenue totally got roughed up last night, according to TNGâs shadow-mercenary queer terrorist double-agent informants, who alerted us by way of a glamorously high-stakes and sexually tense Bond-like live drop on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial. A group going by the eminently unGoogleable name of âThe Right Honorable Wicked Stepmothersâ Traveling, Drinking, and Debating Society and Menâs Auxiliaryâ took credit for the action, citing the inspiration of the Stonewall Riots in a playfully overcaffeinated liberal arts grad sort of press release certain to win them thousands of adoring fans in the relaxed, prank-loving, not-in-the-least-bit-politically-curmudgeonly gay blogosphere:
âWe’ve got good reason. This week marks the 42nd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
The modern LGBT movement owes its success to three days of smashing, burning, punching, and kicking–all of it happily indiscriminate–and the confrontational tactics of groups like ACT-UP that followed in the decades since. Yet, somehow we’ve forgotten our riotous roots.â
As of 11:00AM this morning, pink paint and graffiti were still visible to the intrepid TNG reporters who dared to set down their iced Americanos, fire up their Iphone cameras, and try desperately to remember what their j-school training taught them about breaking Real News:
*UPDATE I 1:04PM EST:
Michael Cole-Schwartz, HRC’s Director of Communications, responds:
âHRCâs DC Action Center and Store was vandalized last night with paint on the front windows and an LGBT group has claimed responsibility for the crime. Itâs unfortunate that after a marriage win in New York that represented an unprecedented coming together of LGBT groups, some are more interested in fostering division in the community.â
*UPDATE II 2:35PM EST:
Trusted source Some Guy Who Overheard Us in a Coffeeshop reminded us that just last weekend riotous queer anarchists broke windows at a Seattle American Apparel. TNG can confirm at this time that the phrase “Deep-V for Vendetta” has somehow yet to be used as a blog post title by anyone.
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