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Lgbt Activism

Hey Queers: It's Time For Us To ACT UP Once Again

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices

Almost 30 years ago, a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their allies gathered together at Manhattan’s Lesbian ...

Why I Celebrate Pride

Caroline Hart | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Caroline Hart

We are still far away from full LGBT equality and acceptance which is why Laurie and I keep advocating.

Do We Offend You Mississippi?

Caroline Hart | Posted 04.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Caroline Hart

Mississippi Governor, Phil Bryant, has signed into law an extreme anti-gay bill that strikes at the very heart of the LGBT community. It truly is hea...

Bisexuals Lack Support -- and It's Literally Killing Us

Nicole Kristal | Posted 04.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicole Kristal

Failure to acknowledge and address biphobia has had a powerful impact on bisexual health, forcing our risk factors to skyrocket past those of gay and lesbian people.

What Is Homophobia Like in India?

Kris Jupiter | Posted 03.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Kris Jupiter

Homophobia in India is difficult to describe. It is not the type of homophobia people usually think of: outright violence or discrimination against homosexuals. In Indian society, the existence of homosexuality is simply not acknowledged, so that type of homophobia generally is unseen.

LGBTI In Africa: From Victims to Victors

Katlego Kai Kolanyane-Kesupile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katlego Kai Kolanyane-Kesupile

Historically speaking, pride parades have been portrayed as festivals where athletic bodied, barely clad men gyrate to up-tempo music on glittery floats. This has been veiled as a chance for LGBTI+ people to celebrate life and "be free." Freedom, however, has many different applications.

BLgT USA Reflects On Their National Tour For LGBT Equality

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

Note: The following is the ninth post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding BLgT USA - the first 50-state food tour for equality. We'll be shar...

Activist Remembers Those He Met on 6,000-Mile Walk for Equality (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-04-24-1429841365-638767-2015042214297451469265555AlanBounvillesmall.jpgAlan Bounville walked 6,000 miles for gender-identity and sexual-orientation equality. But what happened early on in his walk, at a small grocery store in a rural town, is what led him to one of his most memorable experiences.

Tyler Clementi's Brother James Turns Tragedy Into Activism (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-08-30-20140828JamesClementi2small.jpgIn 2010 Tyler Clementi took his own life after being publicly outed on the Internet by his college roommate. His oldest brother James, who is also gay, is now an activist hoping to shape a world that's more accepting and inclusive of LGBTQ people.

How to Make the Most of College as an Activist

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

When you're going into college (whether you're a freshman, senior, or somewhere in between) as someone who is, or aspires to be, an activist, the amount of preparation involved can seem overwhelming or even impossible to navigate. Believe me, I've been there.

Intersections: Progressive and LGBT Advocacy

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

I want my children to live in a progressive America. When I was my sons' age, my hope for a progressive nation was dashed when the Reagan "revolution" set in. I want them to have the future of which I dreamed, and I can sense that we are on the verge of a new progressive era.

What the Queer Rights Movement Should Learn From Martin Luther King Jr.

Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Michelson

Love is action. Love is terrifying. And when we speak out, when we open up our mouths and say, "No more. I am not a sin. I am not a mistake...," we are engaged in that kind of love.

Black LGBT Activists Discuss Steps After Marriage

Posted 12.22.2013 | Chicago

Story by Matt Simonette, courtesy of Windy City Times A group of about 50 community activists and service providers, many of them affiliated with o...

Dear Harvey, Thank You

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

In every step we take, Harvey, we recognize that our family stands on a foundation built by you and your generation's brave work. In every step we take, we honor your request to come out, come out, wherever we are, to "break down the myths, destroy the lies and distortions."

LOOK: 'From Russia With Love' -- Russians Thank The World For LGBT Support

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

Russian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists launched an Internet campaign earlier this week that sought to thank the international...

Dan Savage Deserves To 'Die Of Every Disease Known,' Right Wing Pundit Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Dan Savage has certainly sparked his share of conservative ire over the years, but now, a right wing talk show host has gone even further by calling f...

Couragous Camaroonian Activist Killed Following Months of Anti-Gay Attacks

Joe Mirabella | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Mirabella

Prominent Cameroonian gay rights activist and executive director of the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS Eric Ohena Lembembe was found dead in his Yaoundé home on Monday night. His body showed extensive signs of torture.

An Activist In Training

Marsha Aizumi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marsha Aizumi

I am a mother of a transgender son, and I want the world to be safer and more accepting for my child and all LGBT individuals. Every day, I try to do something, even if it is small, to create that safer world. However, when I have been called an activist, I look back with puzzlement.

Kathy Najimy On Being A Gay Rights Activist

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

Actress Kathy Najimy, beloved for her turns in "Sister Act" and "Hocus Pocus," recently discussed her longtime lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...

Anger Management For A Movement

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

This week I had one of those productive conversations on transgender issues with a manager. She confessed that she had deliberately steered away from reading about these issues in the past, though not from squeamishness but because "both sides just seem so angry all the time."

KOKUMỌ: Transgender Recording Artist and Activist Talks About Her New EP and What Empowerment for T.G.I. People of Color Means

Laverne Cox | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laverne Cox

"I am a survivor of sexual abuse and domestic violence. I'm from the South side of Chicago. You know from a lower-middle-class family. I'm dark skinned. I'm plus-sized. I'm afro-centric and therefore I'm marginalized even within the margins."

When the Movement Does Not Save Your Life

Charles Stephens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Stephens

We enter social justice work as survivors. As black gay men particularly, but by no means exclusively, we learn to endure and inevitably resist racism and homophobia. What's less clear is how we survive each other.

WATCH: Beautiful, Inspiring 'So God Made A Gay Man' Video

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Dodge Ram Super Bowl "So God Made A Farmer" commercial, which debuted earlier this month, started a brand new meme. In the last week we've see...

Getting Back In The Activism Game

Corey Scholibo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Corey Scholibo

I stopped being an LGBT activist not because my beliefs changed, but for the same reason that someone who's worked at an ice cream parlor for years eventually can't stomach another scoop. So it was with some surprise that I found myself on the board of the Don Thompson Film Festival.

Three Takeaways From Creating Change 2013

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ryan J. Davis

Last month I was lucky enough to attend Creating Change 2013, the largest gathering of LGBT activists in the country. I gave a presentation that was attended by a great mix of organizers from diverse causes and backgrounds. Here are three of my takeaways from the experience.