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We Are More Than Marriage

(4) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Last night, as I packed my bags and got the kids ready to board a plane for Jackson, Miss., I found myself struck by the "movement moment" we're currently living as we watch the extraordinary events happening in connection with the marriage equality cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

My...

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The Time Is Now: Seize This Movement Moment!

(5) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 5:52 PM

Yesterday I had a choice: Attend my children's Valentine's Day events at their elementary school or get arrested in a nonviolent civil disobedience stand for LGBT equality in San Francisco. I can only imagine the choice that First Lady Michelle Obama or retired Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might make...

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Brad Pitt's Mom: A Lesbian Mom Responds

(1086) Comments | Posted July 8, 2012 | 11:22 AM

Dear Mrs. Pitt,

Today, I saw a shocking message in my inbox. I was alerted of a HuffPost Gay Voices piece that discussed your recent letter to Missouri's Springfield News-Leader where you proudly profess your support for presidential candidate Mitt Romney while also clearly demonstrating your anti-woman, homophobic...

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ExxonMobil Fuels Discrimination

(10) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 7:16 PM

Every day, as I drive my kids to school, I pass an ExxonMobil gas station. Every day, as I pass that station, I'm forced to confront the ongoing discrimination that ExxonMobil gleefully engages in, with the permission of the federal government and the resources of American taxpayers. Last week, however,...

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Fierce, From the Sidelines

(8) Comments | Posted June 29, 2011 | 12:26 PM

When the Arab Spring erupted earlier this year, President Obama faced a daunting challenge. How do you balance the dreams and aspirations of millions with the relative safety and comfort of the status quo?

Unfortunately, as the uprisings grew, the administration's tepid and inconsistent comments to those dreaming of freedom...

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Obama's Civil Rights Moment

(9) Comments | Posted January 25, 2011 | 11:02 AM

When a small group of street activists started talking a year ago about creating an entity that would push -- urgently and unceasingly -- for full equality to be extended to all LGBT Americans, we weren't sure what would happen.

We weren't sure whether anyone would show up for meetings....

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Come Out of the Political Closet!

(15) Comments | Posted November 3, 2010 | 7:00 AM

Last night, Democrats lost seats. Those losses have been predicted since January... it's not news. What is news is that Democrats lost seats not for being too progressive -- they lost seats for not being progressive enough. Although some in Washington will undoubtedly try to make the public think that...

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Watch: 10-Year-Old Urges Action for LGBTQ Equality

(94) Comments | Posted March 17, 2010 | 5:59 PM

GetEQUAL.org, a new grassroots community calling for full LGBTQ equality, launched this week with a video call-to-action featuring Will Phillips, the 10-year old from Arkansas who recently accepted a GLAAD Media award for refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance in school because its promise of "liberty and...

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