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Jeb Bush, Still Not a Full Advocate for Civil Same-Sex Marriage

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

It appears Jeb Bush is trying to resurrect his brother's version of compassionate conservatism when it comes to same-sex marriage and the LGBT community. He has now made various comments on the issue trying to please all sides. As a member of the LGBT community, I think it is crucial that we not accept any of his versions.

15 Questions: Colby Melvin

Brad Hammer | Posted 02.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Brad Hammer

Colby Melvin is an underwear model, a designer, a gay rights activist, and a businessman. His social media reach is well over a half a million and his fan base could not be more loyal.

HRC Reboots Its Mission Toward Greater Trans Inclusion

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Last Thursday at the Southern Comfort Conference in Atlanta, HRC President Chad Griffin apologized for all the problems between HRC and the trans community for which HRC had been responsible over the years. He was specific and demanded to be held accountable. These are words the trans community has never heard before from HRC, certainly not in public.

ENDA: The Nightmare Scenario in Which GOPers Push a Bad Bill That Gay Groups Dropped

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Believe it or not, right now some Republicans are working feverishly to get support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the GOP and try to pass it in the House in this session, with the dangerous religious exemption that caused LGBT groups to withdraw support. The irony here is off the charts.

Drain on My Parade: Did the Human Rights Campaign Sell Us Out on ENDA and Outsource LGBT Rights?

Andrew Miller | Posted 08.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Miller

Such is HRC's disdain for our community that they evidently used ringers at the New York City Pride Parade: fresh-faced 20-somethings who work for McCann, one of the largest ad agencies in the world. The largest -- and richest -- LGBT-rights group in the country could not be bothered to field a team for the largest LGBT-pride parade in the country.

Usurping the Podium and Claiming Credit: RuPaul, Chad Griffin and 'Gay Grandiosity Syndrome'

Dana Beyer | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Some people, and organizations, simply can't help themselves.

The Worst Problem With Jo Becker's Book on 'The Fight for Marriage Equality'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The omissions in the book are certainly egregious. But throwing Roberta Kaplan and Edie Windsor under the bus while comparing Chad Griffin to a woman who refused to sit at the back of the bus is truly horrendous.

Andrew Sullivan Doubles Down On Criticism Of NYT Reporter

The Dish | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

When your premise is that the marriage equality revolution began in 2008, that the movement was only then re-branded around the themes of family value...

Chad Griffin Defends Goldie Hawn, Rips Anti-Gay Presidents Goodluck Jonathan, Vladimir Putin

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin -- who was part of an LGBT panel at Davos Thursday morning, the first of its kind at the World Economic F...

It's Time to Face Facts on HIV/AIDS

Chad Griffin | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Chad Griffin

Even as a rising tide lifts support for LGBT equality all across the country, who you are and where you live still has an enormous impact on how HIV/AIDS is likely to affect your life.

Inside Look: AFER's Prop 8 Victory and the First Weddings (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Here's a backstage peek at history being made: The American Foundation for Equal Rights has released some amazing footage of marriage returning to California. This is a moment in American history that people will study for a long, long time. And we're lucky enough to be watching it as it happens.

Exclusive: AFER Prop 8 Players Talk About U.S. Supreme Court Ruling (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I participated in a conference call with the American Foundation for Equal Rights moments after their Supreme Court victory. Speaking on the call are AFER Executive Director Adam Umhoefer; lead co-counsel David Boies; plaintiffs Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo; and others.

Freedom to Work and the New LGBT Advocacy Paradigm

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

National organizations that are structured more like campaigns, or that serve one particular community or cause, along with the legal organizations and the research organizations, have been increasingly effective relative to the multi-issue organizations. The question is why.

Time For A Rapprochement Between The Trans Community And HRC

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

I hope Chad Griffin and Jeff Krehely take the time over the next few months to sit with the trans community to find a way past injuries and old wounds. If Israel and Turkey can resolve their differences, surely HRC and the trans community can.

Whoopi Goldberg To Be Honored By HRC

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Whoopi Goldberg will be honored by the Human Rights Campaign as the 2013 recipient of the organization's Ally For Equality Award, which is "given to a...

Why LGBT Shoppers Should Visit Abercrombie & Fitch, Target, Starbucks This Black Friday

Posted 11.23.2012 | Gay Voices

Great news for holiday shoppers who will be hitting Abercrombie & Fitch, Starbucks and Target this Black Friday: all three companies get top rankings ...

Michelangelo Signorile

Chad Griffin Talks New Role, Obama And Chick-Fil-A | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.20.2012 | Gay Voices

“This is the most exciting opportunity I’ve ever had in my life,” Chad Griffin, the new president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), said with ...

Meet HRC's New President, Chad Griffin

AP | By JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 07.06.2012 | Gay Voices

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. -- Chad Griffin could have spent his first official day heading the country's largest and most influential gay rights group anywhere...

Donohue: 'Obama Has Always Liked The Idea Of Two Men Getting Married'

Posted 05.11.2012 | Religion

Bill Donohue from The Catholic League faced-off with Chad Griffin of the Human Rights Campaign on CNN about President Obama's decision to support gay...

A Bold Choice For The Human Rights Campaign, The Largest LGBT Advocacy Group

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The choice of Chad Griffin as HRC's new president was an inspired, bold, and ultimately necessary move for a group that was becoming increasingly irrelevant and even counterproductive in the eyes of many in the broader LGBT activist community.

Prop 8 Lawsuit Mastermind Named Human Rights Campaign President

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.02.2012 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO — A political strategist from California who has played a leading role in trying to overturn the state's same-sex marriage ban was...

Prop 8 Trial Advisory: Watch at LA City Hall, LA Gay and Lesbian Center, C-SPAN, Online

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Ocamb

It could all end Monday. All the angst, all the rage and heartbreak - the second class citizenship made official by California voters who stripped sam...

Prop 8 Ban Reactions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Love has conquered all -- or at least a California courtroom. From the Associated Press: SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge overturned California'...

Covering the Prop 8 Trial: Can the Gay Press Maintain Objectivity (and Should It)?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Ocamb

I realize the topic might seem self-evident and perhaps even insulting to LGBT folks - after all, would you question African American reporters about covering the OJ Simpson trial?

Countering NOM's Missive on Prop 8 Judge Walker With the Facts

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Ocamb

If Walker's sexual orientation is an issue in him deciding an LGBT-related case, well then, what about a straight judge who's been divorced judging a case involving marital relations?