Leaked DNC Memo Complains Gay Donor Is ‘Extremely High Maintenance’

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In an internal DNC memo published by WikiLeaks, one party staffer complained to colleagues that one of the party’s gay donors was just too high maintenance for her to handle.

The leaked memo, which is titled “Close out memo” and dated April 22, 2016, was authored by DNC staffer Julia Fahl, who recaps much of the work done with the party’s LGBT Leadership Council. The memo contains information on dozens of donors — not all of which is positive.

Fahl complains that one donor, named as Darrin Glymph, is “extremely high maintenance.” Glymph was one of three hosts for a May 2015 fundraiser in Washington, D.C. that was “wildly successful” “in terms of identifying black gay men that are interested in getting involved. However the [three] hosts that filled the room incredibly for this event were extremely hard to wrangle for the actual gala,” Fahl wrote.

“Darrin would like to become more involved but he is hard to get in touch with and is extremely high maintenance,” Fahl went on to complain. “I found him to be too much work for what he is worth (maybe a 5k check).” (RELATED: Racist DNC Email Flagrantly Makes Fun Of Women’s Name)

Glymph, who did not return a request for comment, won the “Welmore Cook” award by DC Black Pride. The award is “presented annually to two members of the local Black LGBT community for outstanding leadership,” according to the DC Black Pride website. Glymph is described by the organization as “one of the movers and shakers in the LGBT community.”

An earlier version of this story misspelled Julia Fahl’s name as Lahl. 

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