Transgender Activist Says HRC and Equality NC are using HB2 to Fundraise

  • Covington argues that the Human Rights Campaign and Equality NC are using HB2 to fundraise;
  • Calls HRC and Equality NC “Gay Supremacy.”

2.jpgJanice Covington was the first transgender elected to the DNC from North Carolina in 2012.  She was also appointed to serve on the credentialing committee at the DNC this past year in Philadelphia.  Now Covington comes forward with a scathing Facebook post confronting the Human Rights Campaign and Equality North Carolina for using HB2 as a political fundraising opportunity.

Covington writes:

The Boycotts from HB2 Created a Gold Rush for our community and the Human Rights Campaign and Equality North Carolina seized the opportunity pushing the local organizations out of the box once they realized the fundraising opportunity created by HB2.

She also goes on to question where the money is going from those fundraising venues such as concerts where proceeds from the ticket sales were earmarked to fight HB2.

We asked where the money went, because local orgs did not get any. We asked who is getting it from the concerts that dedicated there funds to fight against HB2, we asked for transparency and got no answer from either organization. …someone said Chad Griffin from the Human Rights Campaign was flying in for a press conference about HB2 with the city, I guess with his bank bag.

In her Facebook post, Covington goes on to say that collectively, HRC and Equality NC

…seem to project a message in their closed little world of Gay Supremacy…

And, Covington finishes her post by saying the two groups never share their money or information with anyone but themselves:

You see HRC and ENC are users and they will never share their information or money to help anyone but themselves, they are made up mostly of misogynist and vainglorious who feed on attention to aggrandize themselves.

Although Covington’s words may sound harsh, she is not the only Democrat in North Carolina who has voiced an opinion about an LGBT “gay agenda” or why Democrats seem so bent on using House Bill 2 as a political stunt.
Covington also admonishes the media, specifically WSOC, for their reporting of the Charlotte City Council meeting Monday night:
The news person reported that the council’s room during the meeting last night was PACKED with people from the Human Rights Campaign. This is a total lie.
North Carolina’s LGBT population is less than 4% statewide, yet they control a good amount of the internal structure of the North Carolina Democratic Party.
North Carolina has lost millions of dollars in revenue and many jobs have been lost.  This is prompted Democrats and Republicans to weigh the odds and how this bill will affect the November election.
Currently, Gov. Pat McCrory and Atty. Gen. Roy Cooper are virtually tied in North Carolina’s gubernatorial race.  A recent poll shows that Gov. McCrory is up 1.5 to 2% over Roy Cooper with 50 days to go until election day.
Some Democrats have voiced the opinion that using HB2 as a political maneuver to win in this election cycle may backfire.  Lady liberty 1885 has posted a good article with significant background information on the bill itself.
Some questions need to be asked now: have the Democrats gone to far in this election cycle to win back not only the governor’s mansion, but the state House and Senate?  And, is it too late to reverse the economic impact of HB2 should the Democrats win in November?
And, what about HRC and Equality NC: does the North Carolina Democratic Party give more weight to LGBT political party groups than other groups in the Party?
Below is the full Facebook comment Janice Covington wrote.



About George Fisher

George is a freelance writer, an author and a Democratic political consultant. He has worked as Deputy Communications Director for a Senatorial campaign and Campaign Manager for several NC House races and one congressional race. He previously worked as a news producer for a local television station.
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