It’s Time For Senate Candidate Gabriel Gomez To Take A Stand On ENDA

By: Wednesday May 1, 2013 10:42 pm

Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA05) each won their U.S. Senate primaries in Massachusetts on Tuesday.  While Rep. Markey is well known as a longtime, rock-solid supporter of LGBT equality, Mr. Gomez has remained vague about his views beyond his support for the freedom to marry.  It’s time for Mr. Gomez to start [...]

Rainbow Flags At Half-Staff In Solidarity With Russian Gays During Putin’s Visit to the Netherlands

By: Sunday April 7, 2013 2:40 pm

Rainbow flags were flown at half-staff in the Netherlands on Sunday in protest of Russia’s draconian anti-gay policies. The protest was prompted by the expected arrival on Monday of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who will be in the Netherlands to discuss trade and other issues with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.  The Netherlands is Russia’s [...]

The Proposed Arizona “Papers Please” Law For Trans Women

By: Thursday March 21, 2013 9:20 pm

Update: From Arizona attorney Abby Jensen: Latest word is that SB1432 was controlled by another committee whose chair would not give it up for Kavanagh to use for his “papers to pee” striker amendment. So, now, he’s looking for another bill to use. As a result, tracking that bill number won’t help us. Instead, we [...]

Queen Elizabeth to Sign Commonwealth Charter Promoting Gay Rights And Gender Equality

By: Saturday March 9, 2013 7:47 pm

Monday, on live television, Queen Elizabeth will sign a new Commonwealth Charter “designed to stamp out discrimination against homosexual people and promote the ‘empowerment’ of women – a key part of a new drive to boost human rights and living standards across the Commonwealth,” the Daily Mail reports. Insiders say her decision to highlight the [...]

Rev. Irene Monroe: Was Marco McMillian killed in Mississippi because he was black or gay?

By: Thursday March 7, 2013 7:00 am

Marco McMillian was a trailblazer, and the pride of the Mississippi Delta. Just in his twenties Ebony magazine in 2004 hailed him as on the nation’s 30 leaders under the age of 30. And in his thirties the Mississippi Business Journal hailed him as one of the “Top 40 Leaders under 40.” But at age [...]

Rev. Irene Monroe: Obama linking Selma to Stonewall divides black community

By: Friday January 25, 2013 5:09 pm

President Barack Obama’s inaugural address was the most inclusive speech a president has ever given. It was delivered on the 27th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and the President honored King’s legacy when he eloquently spoke of how the many U.S. liberation movements, both current and historic, are interconnected. “We, the people, declare [...]

E.U. Court of Human Rights: Religious beliefs may not be used to refuse service to same-sex couples

By: Tuesday January 15, 2013 9:41 am

Religious beliefs may not be used to justify a refusal of services to same-sex couples the European Court of Human Rights ruled today in a test of British laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights reports: In the first case, Lillian Ladele was a civil registrar in [...]

Video surfaces of Romney’s Vicious Anti-LGBT Family Remarks While Governor

By: Monday October 29, 2012 11:35 am

One of two video clips that Waas has now uploaded to YouTube shows Romney speaking to conservative voters in South Carolina in 2005, as he was testing the waters for a presidential bid, discussing his battle with the Registry of Vital Statistics and Records regarding the birth certificate forms. Romney distorted the Registry of Vital Statistics’ plan, which was to change the labeling of boxes on the forms from “father” and “mother” to “father or second parent” and “mother or second parent.” He claimed the plan was to change the form to have “Parent A” and Parent B” boxes, when, as the documents Waas obtained show, those terms were not in fact used:

Real-world discrimination hits home; report outlines just how far we are from LGBT equality

By: Wednesday September 12, 2012 10:49 am

The Human Rights Campaign, Log Cabin Republicans, the Movement Advancement Project, Stonewall Democrats and the Victory Fund has released An Ally’s Guide to Issues Facing LGBT Americans, a primer introducing the major areas in which unfair laws and stigma create extra burdens for LGBT Americans. And I personally know all too well what that looks [...]

Rep. John Lewis: “Today it is unbelievable that there are Republican officials still trying to stop some people from voting”

By: Thursday September 6, 2012 6:20 pm

“My dear friends, your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful, nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union.” - Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. As I’ve written before, the term “civil rights” covers all social justice issues, and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), an ally to [...]

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