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Lgbt Rights Activism

Why This Gay Rights Activist Is Fearing For His Safety -- And His Life

AP | PAIGE SUTHERLAND | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices

BOSTON (AP) — Fearing prison or even death, an openly gay activist from Uganda is seeking asylum in the United States since his home country toughen...

An Activist In Training

Marsha Aizumi | Posted 07.03.2013 | Gay 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.

Getting Back In The Activism Game

Corey Scholibo | Posted 04.10.2013 | Gay 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 04.09.2013 | Gay 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.

Making The Right Choice

Justin Sedor | Posted 08.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Justin Sedor

Not everyone can be an "activist" -- that's what I told myself for a long time. But as I continued living my quaint collegiate life, I found it harder and harder to ignore the fact that kids who looked like me and walked and talked like me were killing themselves after being called "faggot."

What If There Was A 'Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights March' And Nobody Came?

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 04.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

It seems almost impossible that this group could succeed, yet I sincerely hope that they do. Why? Because no one gains by a failed "Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights March," save our enemies.