The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Omni Dallas Hotel began this morning. There are nearly 600 registrants not counting local attendees.

First of all, at this point why is any gay organization having a convention in a marriage discrimination state?

Secondly, why Omni? There are eleven hotel chains that score 90 or above in Human Rights Campaign corporate equality index.

Omni chooses not to participate in the HRC survey and reportedly does not provide partner benefits.

Our community can be profoundly self-destructive at times. 600 conventioneers could have provided a considerable economic incentive.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.