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An Open Letter to Mainstream LGBT Organizations That Have Remained Silent on Black Lives Mattering

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 12.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Darnell L. Moore

We are no longer OK with the mainstream LGBT organizations among you who signal your complicity in anti-Black violence through your loud silence and deliberate ignoring of the types of systemic, institutionalized forms of anti-Black racism that negatively impact Black queer and trans people (and all Black people), disallow Black well-being, and deaden us.

Trans Legal Trailblazers Macy and Glenn Speak Out for Sweeping Educational Efforts

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

This is an opportunity to educate the general population that discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression, which encompasses tens of millions of people, is illegal and harmful to the bottom line. This is an opportunity to humanize and overcome ignorance and fear so that there is no desire to deny employment in the first place.

Ambiguous Power Guy and Divesting From Mainstream LGBTQ Movements

J Mase III | Posted 11.06.2014 | Gay Voices
J Mase III

As trans people of color, we must be empowered to walk away from organizations that do not hear our rallying cries and our petitions, that pass us over for promotions again and again. Every day, new organizations serving trans people of color are popping up that empower our communities. Let's do better at supporting them.

On the "Lammys"

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

On June 2, 2014, the Lambda Literary Awards celebrate their twenty-sixth anniversary. Deacon Macubbin, owner of Lambda Rising Bookstore and publisher of the Lambda Book Report, started the awards in 1989.

How LGBT Organizations Can Be Better Transgender Advocates

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

As we win marriage equality, the focus of the right wing is shifting to "religious liberty" and anti-transgender legislation. Organizations will have to become more competent with transgender issues while figuring out how to raise money to advocate on the same.

Meet GLAAD's New President And CEO

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.25.2013 | Gay Voices

GLAAD, one of the nation's leading organizations dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, announced today that Sarah Kate El...

Held Hostage, and the Need to Encourage Dissent and Debate

Dana Beyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The leaders of the national trans and LGBT organizations have too frequently arrogated unto themselves the decision making on issues of critical import. They act with absolute authority, based on their organizational positions, with few mechanisms for community input and debate.

Where's The 'B' In National LGBTQ Organizations? The Bisexual Representation Report Card

Ron Suresha | Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Ron Suresha

Noting that none of the following 10 national LGBTQ organizations includes the word "bisexual" or even the letter "B" in its name, I called and emailed media representatives of these groups about their bisexual policies and leadership. Here's my report.

30 Days Of LGBT Holiday Giving: Give A Gift To BAGLY

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.31.2012 | Gay Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

Leading Out Loud: How Teaching Leads to Learning

Red Room | Posted 10.12.2012 | Education
Red Room

Like many educators at back to school time, I take time to reflect on my teaching in the previous academic year. Of the many courses I taught last year, one stands out, perhaps not so much for what I taught my students, but rather for what they taught me.

Addressing Religion-Based Bigotry

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

This month, Faith in America released a comprehensive report, "Addressing Religious Arguments to Achieve LGBT Equality." The strategy memorandum boldly confronts religious arguments head on and offers solutions.