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Sore Winners: We Should Acknowledge and Build Upon Our Successes

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Over the past two weeks there have been two incidents that have reinforced my belief that many of us in the LGBT community are sore winners.

As the Wedge Turns: Is a Federal LGBT Civil Rights Act Actually Feasible in the Near Future?

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

With the support of the American business community, which is coming to the fore for equality as never before, we might just be able to accomplish what no one has thought possible: a federal LGBT Civil Rights Act produced by a Republican Congress.

Another Bend of the Arc Towards Justice

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

While it doesn't carry any legal weight, only the power of symbolism, the most touching moments for me in the president's presentation were his fluency with the word "transgender."

Why LGBT People Are Being Warned Not To Travel To Mississippi

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Prominent LGBT organization GetEQUAL has issued a travel alert for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Mississip...

Celebrating National Coming Out Day by Coming #out4equality

Gregory Cendana | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gregory Cendana

National Coming Out Day is not about closet shaming. For me, it is a celebration of identities and recommitting ourselves to continue organizing our communities.

Amanda Terkel

8 Arrested Outside Boehner's Office | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eight LGBT activists were arrested on Thursday after staging a protest outside House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) office to demand a ...

We'll 'Max Out,' but at What Cost?

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

How can the Democratic Party ask LGBT donors to "max out" after ignoring our pleas to protect us against discrimination in the workplace? So on Tuesday night, Ellen Sturtz, a longtime activist and a previous Democratic donor, asked the first lady that question.

Amanda Terkel

Jay Carney: Michelle Obama Handled Heckler 'Brilliantly' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House spokesman Jay Carney gave First Lady Michelle Obama rave reviews for her Tuesday night response to a protester, saying she h...

LGBT Activists Stage Non-Discrimination Protest At Texas' State Capitol

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Members of the Texas-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy group GetEQUAL TX were arrested after holding a May 1 sit-in at the ...

Groups To Protest Obama In Miami Beach

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 06.26.2012 | Miami

An LGBT organization and student activist group are planning to protest President Barack Obama’s Miami Beach fundraiser dinner Tuesday evening. G...

Fierce, From the Sidelines

Robin McGehee | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Robin McGehee

The president's unwillingness to publicly endorse full equality for LGBT Americans will continue to dog him throughout the re-election campaign -- we'll make sure of that.

Obama's Civil Rights Moment

Robin McGehee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin McGehee

LGBT Americans are not political prisoners of the Democratic Party -- nor should we be a political football for the Republican Party.

Activists Act, Don't Wait, As Senate Holds More Hearings on Future of DADT

James M. Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Russell

Despite ridicule and numerous letdowns, LGBT activists have continued to push Obama toward his campaign platform when he has catered to the right.

Sam Stein

DADT Activists Accuse Obama Of Homophobia | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With additional reporting by Amanda Terkel WASHINGTON -- Frustrated by what they perceive to be a lack of resolution on the military's "Don't Ask, Do...

Come Out of the Political Closet!

Robin McGehee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin McGehee

Two years ago, we walked in to the ballot booth with hope that bold, progressive leaders would take the mantle and move us forward. Sadly, this Election Day, we walked into the voting booth uninspired.

DADT Protest: Gay Activists Arrested For Chaining Themselves To White House Fence To Protest Don't Ask Don't Tell

The Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six gay activists have reportedly been arrested at the White House this afternoon during a protest against "don't ask, don't tell."...

White House: No Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal This Year

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Mirabella

Press Secretary Gibbs told reporters Wednesday that the President does not intend to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell this year. This news comes on the heals of several days of civil disobedience by the new LGBT civil rights organization, GetEqual.

Choi: So When Do the Military Discharges End?

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Mirabella

The President promised he would be a "fierce advocate" for the Lesbian and Gay communities, but as his Presidency continues, I can't help but wonder if he is a "reluctant advocate."

GetEQUAL Gave LGBT Activism a Needed Shot in the Arm: Now What?

Michael Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Crawford

The incredible events of last week re-introduced direct action into the fight for LGBT equality and gave the LGBT movement a much-needed shot in the a...