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Joe Solmonese

Black Tie Dinner: Dallas Raises Money And Their Voices

Jenny Block | Posted 01.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Jenny Block

On Saturday, Nov. 12, over 3,000 people got together and raised more than $1 million to support HRC (Human Rights Campaign) and a variety of other LGBT-focused North Texas charities.

Creating a Jewish Equality Index

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joe Solmonese

Mirroring the old saying about what's most important in real estate, the three most important themes in the national conversation right now are jobs, ...

NOM-Led Iowa Campaign Threatens Judicial Independence Everywhere

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Solmonese

Anti-gay groups like NOM are getting a notch in their belt by attacking judges who are too principled to fight back.

LGBT Equality: Xavier vs. Magneto?

Steven Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Fisher

While they may disagree about tactics and strategy, the LGBT Magnetos and Xaviers are united in their unrelenting push for President Obama and Congress to act now on pro-equality legislation.

Joe Solmonese, Human Rights Campaign President, Draws Praise, Flak For Obama Gay Rights Initiatives

Washington Post | Lonnae O'Neal Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Within the community struggling to advance gay rights, there is one thing, and possibly only one thing, that everyone agrees on: President Obama's ann...

New "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Regulations a Positive Step Toward Repeal This Year

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Solmonese

These new regulations will have a tangible impact on the thousands of lesbian and gay service members who are currently serving in silence, under threat of being investigated and discharged.

Seeing the Light at the End of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Tunnel

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Solmonese

Secretary Gates and Admiral Mullen made clear today that this military review is about how, not if Don't Ask Don't Tell will be repealed.

Obama's Speech (TEXT): Transcript Of President Obama's Speech About Gay Rights

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The official transcript of President Obama's address at The Human Rights Campaign's 13th Annual National Dinner on Saturday, as released by the White ...

Getting the Times to Catch Up with Ted Kennedy

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Solmonese

Senator Kennedy's personal connection was his boundless humanity, and his recognition of ours. Already he is becoming history. Now the job of making history is in our hands.

HRC Losing Donors Over Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy

Queerty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a revealing letter to the Human Rights Campaign obtained by Queerty, a donor to the organization reveals he's withdrawing his financial support for...

LGBT Alaskans on Palin: Worse than Cheney -- and a Better Shot

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Solmonese

In a Tuesday night interview with Katie Couric, Sarah Palin trotted out the old right-wing code word: she said being gay is a "choice".

Critical First Step Achieved in Repeal of HIV Travel and Immigration Ban

Allison Herwitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Herwitt

This policy has not only blemished the United States' record as a leader against HIV and AIDS worldwide, it has had serious consequences at home.