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Why Bernie Sanders Must Start Touting His Stellar LGBT Rights Record

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Sanders should learn from what happened with Black Lives Matter. A candidate can't rely on people knowing what he's done in the past and needs to both speak about that past record and about what he's going to do right now.

Why Hillary Clinton Must Back a LGBT Full Civil Rights Law for Her Own Sake

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

At a time when Clinton's Democratic rivals are exploiting a dip in her approval numbers, Clinton should be going on the offensive as the candidate fighting for full equality during a civil rights movement of our time. That would not only energize progressives in the party, it would speak to younger voters, including independents.

Jason Linkins

Here's What Dick Cheney And Julian Bond Have In Common | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond don't end up in the same category of leaders every day, but according to the m...

1,000,000 Reasons to Look Beyond Marriage Equality and Say #IDO

Karen Dixon | Posted 06.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Karen Dixon

This is not the time to grow complacent, but it is the time to celebrate our achievements to date and then recommit our time, voices and resources to ensure the fight against discrimination continues. Say #IDo as a symbol of America's collective resolve to ensure "Liberty and Justice for All."

15 LGBT Must-Dos in 2015

Jim Werner | Posted 03.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

The ball has dropped, the champagne has popped and the partygoers have kissed. It's a new year. Now, it's time to think about your travel calendar. Before you know it, the planet will tilt and then you'll be roasting turkey and you don't want to think, "I never got to wear that harness." That would be tragic.

'Add 4 Words' Vigil at MLK Memorial June 30 Launches New Coalition Campaign for Full LGBT Civil Rights

Todd Fernandez | Posted 08.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

Part vigil, part celebration, speakers will highlight the Network's wide-range of supporters for a one-bill, full equality solution, from the United Church of Christ, to Equality Illinois, to the San Francisco LGBT Center.

Dr. King's Dream Includes LGBT People

John Becker | Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

At the rally that preceded the march, speaker after speaker stood up and declared that the push for LGBT equality is a part of the broader civil rights movement.

Pentagon Bans Gay Civil Rights Sites, Hate-Filled Conservative Sites OK

Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

It's bad enough the United States Department of Defense censors Towleroad and AMERICAblog - banning the gay civil rights Web sites from being accessed...

On Anderson Cooper And The 'Private Lives' Of LGBT People

John Becker | Posted 09.04.2012 | Gay Voices
John Becker

How often do we hear about the boyfriends/girlfriends, fiancés, spouses, or even the one-night stands of our straight friends and co-workers? Yet as soon as LGBT people enter into the discussion, love and sexuality become a matter of a person's "private life"? Give me a break.

Activist Richard Noble Completes Solo Walk Across America For The American Equality Bill

Todd Fernandez | Posted 08.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

On June 9 activist Richard Noble completed his historic "Civil Rights Walk Across America." Setting out last March, he crossed 10 states and journeyed 2,700 miles, carrying the rainbow flag and promoting the American Equality Bill, a one-bill strategy for equal LGBT civil rights.

I Don't Want 'Special Treatment'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I am frequently asked to explain why LGBT people "deserve special privileges" by specifically having sexual identity and gender identity and expression included as protected categories in state and local hate crimes, bullying prevention, nondiscrimination policies, and other legislation.

LGBT Rights Are Civil Rights

John Becker | Posted 05.23.2012 | Gay Voices
John Becker

People on both sides -- pro-LGBT and anti-LGBT -- actively avoid equating gay rights with civil rights. This avoidance is dishonest, insulting, and demeaning to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people of all racial, ethnic, and cultural identities. It must stop immediately.

The Bridge To LGBT Equality

Jody Huckaby | Posted 05.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Jody Huckaby

With all the forward momentum over the last month, it is hard not to think that we are finally feeling the impact of decades of progress in building a real bridge to equality across the country. But just because we build this bridge doesn't mean that everyone is ready to walk across it.

Cynthia Nixon's 'Choice' Doesn't Affect LGBT Rights, And Here's Why

Christopher Stoll | Posted 04.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Christopher Stoll

The key factor driving the courts' decisions about whether to strike down discriminatory laws has not been immutability but something more basic: whether a law discriminates on the basis of a trait that has no bearing on a person's ability to contribute to society.

'No Excuses, No Delays': Do We Really Mean It?

Nadine Smith | Posted 11.27.2011 | Gay Voices
Nadine Smith

We can refuse to collaborate in our own discrimination if we insist on paying our taxes as married couples, even though the federal government assesses our taxes as though we were single.

Major Setback to Campaign to Restore California Marriage Equality in 2010

Chris Prevatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Prevatt

The departure of Courage Campaign from the 2010 campaign removes a significant amount of volunteer resources from the signature gathering efforts to place an initiative on the ballot next November.