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Full Lgbt Equality

President Obama: Our Future, Your Legacy

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

President Obama has the opportunity to solidify his legacy by creating a clear vision for full federal LGBTQ equality. LGBTQ people in too many places in the United States live under the overwhelming weight of oppression.

The Dallas Principles, Five Years Later

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The Dallas Principles were an effort to codify, in a manifesto of sorts, the values with which the LGBT community could most effectively move forward. I think we did a good job at expressing our beliefs and putting them into language that could be embraced by the community at large. Let's take them one by one.

IDAHOT and the LGBT Bridge to Global Human Dignity

Todd Fernandez | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

LGBT people, by our very existence, represent the profound dilemma of whether to love or to judge. We are the revelation that all souls are equal. And because we are the children of all families, we are the next great path to freedom of consciousness, a beacon guiding humanity toward love.

Mr. President, Waiting Is Not an Option!

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

We seek the day that LGBTQ Americans will be fully equal under the law. Waiting is not an option for the single lesbian mother who may lose her child because she can't get or hold a job in her small Southern town. Waiting is not an option for the queer young person living on the streets.

John O'Connor, Director of Equality California, on the Future of Full LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Toni Newman | Posted 10.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

John O'Connor, Executive Director of Equality California, appeared on my radio show to discuss LGBT equality after the victory for same-sex marriage in California, as well as important issues for LGBT equality in 2013 and the future.

After Marriage

John O'Connor | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
John O'Connor

Isn't an epidemic of bullying and youth suicide as pressing, if not more pressing, than the freedom to marry? Transgender people face discrimination, harassment, violence and economic injustice at alarmingly high levels! And there is a terrible trend of seniors electing to closet themselves.

We Are More Than Marriage

Robin McGehee | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Robin McGehee

Today, nearly five years after Prop 8, we are almost able to raise our fists in victory, but the effort to gain equality is not over. In fact, marriage equality means little until every lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender person can live openly, safely and equally in the communities they call home.

HRC Abandons Push For Full Equality Despite LGBT Election Impact

Todd Fernandez | Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

Normally, it would be fair to give HRC some time to get settled time under its new leadership, but Chad Griffin, the newly appointed HRC president, is on the offensive with an outrageous media blitz to extinguish LGBT hopes for the 113th Congress.

Obama's Equality Mandate: Time To Go Big!

Todd Fernandez | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

With definitive support for LGBT equality in his winning coalition and over 60 million votes on a marriage equality platform, President Obama has the mandate and power to go big for full federal LGBT equality in his second term. And he has a great team in Congress to help.

Why Barney Frank Is Wrong About the DNC Gay Marriage Platform Debate

Todd Fernandez | Posted 10.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

Unfortunately, Representative Barney Frank, the most senior openly gay person in Congress, is again on the wrong side of progressive opinion.

The LGBT Grassroots Vs. HRC: Fighting For A One-Bill Equality Strategy (And Our Lives)

Todd Fernandez | Posted 04.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

It's not fun to have to protest our own. But to get full equality even on the table for the 113th Congress, or in the 2012 elections, we have to target HRC, which is resisting, with the power of top-insider status, the new single-bill strategy being pushed by many activists.