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George Orwell would have chuckled a few times over how the Human Rights Campaign skewed the English language when describing their clothing/housewares/useless junk outlet on 19th and Castro as an action center. The closest it came to being a space to organize or politically strategize was when gay tourists took action and whipped out their wallets to spend money on items emblazoned with the HRC equal symbol.
In December, when the group announced it was taking over the lease for what had been Harvey Milk's camera shop and genuine action center for the community, HRC's release stressed the supposed action center aspects of its commercial venue.
That was last month, and now HRC is now longer pretending their store is anything but that and the empty words action center have been dropped from the sign on their old store's window: