Nothing to See Here…
After majorly screwing up a few weeks ago—I confused Lorrie McKay with Laurie Jinkins (who knew there was more than one lesbian named Lorrie/Laurie in Seattle?)—I should probably just keep my mouth shut.
But what the fuck is going on at Washington Won’t Discriminate??
WWD is the group that’s supposed to be fighting Tim “Lying Sack of Shit” Eyman’s Referendum 65, which, if it passes, will overturn the state’s gay rights bill. Eyman is out gathering signatures, raising money, and lying his ass off . Eyman’s been all over the place, but we haven’t heard much from WWD. And this week Lorrie McKay suddenly announced that she is leaving the group after just four weeks.
The parting is being described as amicable—and, hey, aren’t they all? McKay told the Seattle Gay News that she was stepping down because “we had a difference in style—the [Executive Committee of Washington Won’t Discriminate] and I…. I really had to ask myself if it was really more helpful for me stay [sic] or get out of the way.â€ť Campaign co-chair Anne Levinson described McKay’s departure as “pretty normal for campaigns,â€ť adding, “we will keep moving on.â€ť
From the outside it looks like something’s rotten at WWD—and ERW, for that matter—and unless someone with direct knowledge of what exactly is going wrong at WWD is willing to step forward and make some non-amicable public comment, WWD will continue to limp along. Which wouldn’t be a problem if Tim Eyman weren’t sprinting past us. There’s a terrible fear of rocking the boat in Seattle’s gay political circles. If something is seriously wrong at WWD, Lorrie, say something now, not after Eyman kicks our asses this November.