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How to Bankrupt a ‘Gay Pride’ Outfit

Posted on | July 4, 2011 | 6 Comments

Let me ask my fellow social conservatives a question: If you could figure out a sneaky but legal way to kneecap a left-wing organization, would you do it? And I’m not sure this is merely a hypothetical question.

2008 Madison Pride A Low-Key Affair
Madison — It was “Back To Basics” for this year’s Madison Pride with hundreds rather than thousands showing up for the 19th Annual Rally and March at the Capitol. Sunny skies and a few protesters greeted slightly over 200 people at the 11 AM rally here July 20.
Keynote speaker Congressional Tammy Baldwin reminded the crowd of the purpose of the rally. “We’re here to nurture the next generation of LGBT leaders,’ Baldwin said. “We’re here to offer hope to all LGBT people and our allies, that full equality is within our reach.”
Following the rally the crowd marched around the Capitol building. The local chapter of Dykes on Bikes added their thunder on the adjacent streets.
Most of the marchers then headed for a potluck picnic at Brittingham Park, which featured music by The Cowboy and the Frenchmen, appearances by various members of Lexi Ravyn Productions, team members from Madison LGBT sports leagues and other local talents.
Madison’s stripped-down pride celebration followed the discovery last March that Madison Pride owed thousands of dollars in unpaid bills for their 2006 and 2007 events. The board removed treasurer [NAME REDACTED] and began an investigation of the organization’s finances. No misconduct has been reported to date and no charges against [NAME REDACTED] have been filed. Organizers estimated they spent about $200 to put on this year’s event. Other area gay venues and groups – most notably Club 5, WOOF’s, A Room Of One’s Own book store and IndieQueer – sponsored parties, a boat cruise, a “Queer Spelling Bee” and other special events to fill the celebration void.

Show of hands: Who wants to pin a medal on “Name Redacted”? Because you gotta admit, that was pure genius.


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