"...You can't be the biggest organization in the movement and not expect that people aren't going to aim their frustration at me. It's hard not to have it occasionally get you down and not have it occasionally hurt your feelings. If I try to filter the constructive from the non-constructive... I think it makes me better. And I think it makes all of us do a better job. 'Us' -- 'Gay Inc.,' as it were, the people at the table -- and 'us' -- the armchair activists, bloggers and people who are engaged in civil disobedience. If it's a meaningful exchange, I think it can't help but make you better."
-- HRC President Joe Solmonese to the Washington Post. He tells the reporter that LGBT issues are often emotional and that victories are often "fraught."