Thursday, August 11, 2011

Advocate Op-ed: Don’t Waste Your Money on Money-Wasters

Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas lists the gay rights organizations that he thinks make a difference — and those that don’t.
By Michael Lucas, op-ed contributor

One of the great things about our community is our collective ethic of charitable giving. The generosity we've shown when it comes to AIDS and our civil rights is legendary.
But some of the most well-known gay organizations that are funded by our donations are worthless, self-serving money pits. 60 Minutes made a major splash with its expose onThree Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson, and his never-built schools in Afghanistan.  I imagine there are more than a few "gay leaders" who also run their organizations like "private ATMs" to fund their own decadent social lives.

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