The Democratic National Committee was all geared up for a big fundraiser coordinated with the LGBT community on June 25 until two prominent gay men decided to voice their displeasure with the administration. Growing tired of inaction on issues such as gay marriage, the activist David Mixner and blogger Andy Towle have both publicly snubbed the Obama administration. "How will they ever take us seriously if we keep forking out money while they harm us?" Mixner wrote. Other gay activists are now pushing for those who do attend the fundraiser to "turn up the heat" on the Democrats in attendance who "run for cover" whenever gay rights issues come to the fore.