Dean said some "influential individuals" within the DNC Black Caucus, such as Donna Brazile, opposed the plan because it was seen as "an affront to the civil rights movement."
"I wanted equal representation for gay and lesbian Americans," he said, "and I wanted to achieve it in a way that wasn't offensive to the history of the civil rights movement."
The above is referring to Big Momma's Mouth, Donna Brazile. Gutter Queen who ran to the press in 1988 to whisper that George H.W. Bush was having an affair and should have been kicked to the curb by the entire world. Trash gets taken to the curb, it's not allowed to publish and homophobes certainly aren't allowed to publish in Ms. magazine.
But for some strange reason, Donna Brazile is allowed to publish in Ms.
Look, we're all aware that Donna Brazile is most likely a lesbian. We're all aware that Andrew Sullivan outed her years ago. But a self-hating lesbian, it still a homophobe. And Brazile's hateful act doesn't belong at Ms.
Furthermore, a 48-year-old woman who will not answer the question of whether she is or is not a lesbian does not belong at Ms. The closet doors have swung open during Ms. lifetime's but even at the beginning of the magazine, lesbians were treated with respect. Donna Brazile's tired and shameful act is in direct contrast to everything that Ms. stands for. Or at least stood for prior to deciding that Brazile's stilted writing (closeted?) was just the thing the magazine needed.
Illustration of the ridiculous Brazile via Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Message From a Heavy Weight".