The Sexist

D.C.’s Top-Earning Gay Activists

The Washington Blade has compiled a list of the salaries of the leaders of the District's top gay rights and AIDS advocacy organizations. Who knew that providing "meals and nutritional services for homebound people with HIV/AIDS in the Washington, D.C. area" could be so lucrative? A representative food chain is below, from top to bottom local earners.

Craig Schniderman, Food & Friends (described above): $382,200
Joe Solomese, Human Rights Campaign: $338,400
Chuck Wolfe, The Victory Fund: $220,000
Donald Blanchon, Whitman-Walker Clinic: $170,000
Mara Keisling, National Center for Transgender Equality: $82,321
Dyana Mason, Equality Virginia: $59,000

  • J

    Somebody else must think thats an insane amount of money to be running Food & Friends? Right? Its a great cause, but jesus that equals like 4 to 5 government worker salaries.

  • Amanda Hess

    Food for friends is a lot of food for Craig.

  • M

    Or a lot of friends

  • Amanda Hess


  • Anon

    I'm interested to know what people think is fair for nonprofit salaries. I think the 80K and 59K salaries listed on the bottom seem reasonable or maybe even a little low.