One year ago today Michelangelo Signorile posted an essential piece noting of the 80 LGBT action items that our leading rights groups wanted the Obama administration to accomplish in its first weeks -- many of which did not require Congress -- only one item had been achieved by November 2009. The Task Force's Executive Director Rea Carey had called these action points "low-hanging fruit" that could be "made very easily," and its website hosted a "score sheet" to track their progress.
Between Signorile's follow-up and the recent midterms, the Task Force erased the unmet checklist of 80 goals and replaced it with this list of only 9 items, all with check marks. Suddenly, the administration's score jumped from 11% to a 100% success rate.
Although the headline of the new page encourages readers to "Review Policy Recommendations," it offers zero outstanding priorities and highlights only the few recommendations already finished. How does it empower our movement to erase our goals, and how can we accurately measure our accomplishments if the yardstick is invisible?