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How 1979 Prepared Me for 2024

Cindy Rizzo | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Cindy Rizzo

My 1979 I suddenly find myself in Boston, leaving the Public Garden after the Pride March. I meet a young lesbian in her twenties. She has very sh...

'Everyday Homophobia': The New Leading Edge of the LGBT Rights Movement

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.

Unlike many of the great LGBT rights issues of the last few decades, these are not the kinds of questions that can be resolved by a Supreme Court ruling or by an act of Congress or a law passed by a state legislature.

How Indifference Is (One) Sign of LGBT Progress

Brian Stone | Posted 02.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

The question has been raised: is the point of the gay rights movement to make us accepted as normal, or to get the larger society to accept what makes us special?

Hope Will Never Be Silent

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

I remain hopeful that further progressive change is not far beyond our reach. Let us celebrate today but continue to fight for a brighter tomorrow. Do not lose sight of the struggles for equality and justice that persist. We will bring light to places still living in fear, hate, and ignorance.

What Would Harvey Milk Think If He Were Alive Today?

Dustin Lance Black | Posted 07.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Dustin Lance Black

It seems that the message we too often miss from Milk's work is that all Americans have an interest in equality because soon we will all be minorities in some way or another. Harvey called this his "coalition of the us's" -- not only gays but blacks, Asians, seniors, the disabled.

Anger Management For A Movement

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 06.12.2013 | Gay 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."

Preservational Leadership

Andrew Longhi | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Longhi

Just as Sen. Portman can center his understanding of LGBT equality only on an issue that will affect his son, self-appointed LGBT leaders enjoy a special, institutional legitimacy without feeling the urge to set goals that meet the needs of all their constituents.

Today You Can Be 'Out and Proud'

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 12.05.2011 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

As we move toward 2012, we need to celebrate where we have come from, and at the same time rededicate ourselves to working for a future in which every child can grow up in a world where they can live openly and honestly.

After Don't Ask, Don't Tell: The Meaning of Repeal to America

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

"Don't ask, don't tell" -- the policy and even the mere phrase -- says much about who we are as Americans. What we do in its wake will help shape what it means to be an American in the twenty-first century -- well beyond the rise and fall of this bizarre and convoluted law.

LGBT Movement Makes Major Advances, But Are They Sustainable?

Ineke Mushovic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ineke Mushovic

Amid the current fiscal challenges, the ability of LGBT movement organizations to seize emerging opportunities and defend hard-won progress is critical.

The Tipping Point on LGBT Equality Has Arrived

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Sure, full legal equality may take two decades and the battle against bigotry will last forever but there is no denying that the LGBT movement is on the move like never before.

We All Sink or Swim Together

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Conservatives understand that a headline the day after the Maine initiative about them succeeding at rolling back the gay marriage bill helps them build momentum, and helps deflate and discourage progressives.

In the Midst of All This

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Since we're progressives, we know how to multi-task. So let's keep our eye on the ball for health care, and remember to take a second to pitch in for the LGBT movement.

Why OutServe-SLDN Represents the Future of the LGBT Movement -- and What They Are Doing About It

Joe Kapp | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Kapp

By exposing its challenges, OutServe-SLDN, the association of LGBT military personnel, veterans, and their families, figured out a way to reinvigorate its mission -- and thus may have revealed the way forward for the larger LGBT movement as more and more of our legal objectives are achieved.