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Michelangelo Signorile

Freedom To Marry President Discusses Marriage Equality Fight, NOM Memos

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.31.2012 | Gay Voices

Freedom to Marry president Evan Wolfson responded to charges that the group has abandoned efforts to fight constitutional amendments on the ballot thi...

Lila Shapiro

Black, Anti-Gay Marriage Reverend Angered By NOM Memo: "It Will Backfire"

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.31.2012 | Gay Voices

Until this week, the Rev. Ralph A. Martino, senior pastor at First Church of Christ (Holiness) USA in Washington, D.C., had never heard of the Nationa...

How Much Racial Division And Hostility Did Mitt Romney Buy With His $10,000 Donation To NOM?

Scott Wooledge | Posted 05.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Scott Wooledge

When Mitt Romney cut his $10,000 check for the National Organization for Marriage, did he know his money would be used to "drive a wedge between gays and blacks -- two key Democratic constituencies"? Did he know it would go toward fanning hostility between fellow Americans?

How NOM Became A Vehicle To Hide Anti-LGBT Donors... And Why That May Be Their Undoing

Darrin Hurwitz | Posted 05.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Darrin Hurwitz

Confidential internal documents unsealed Monday by a Maine court provide new information about how, in the aftermath of California's Proposition 8, NOM strategically leveraged large secret donations to fund the anti-marriage movement across the country.

Listen Up, NOM: Racism And Homophobia Are Not Welcome In Our Communities

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal | Posted 05.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

The assumption underlying NOM's divide-and-conquer strategy is that people of color are already homophobic, or can be easily pushed there. This fundamental misunderstanding of people of color and the failure to appreciate the diversity within the LGBT community are deeply troubling.

NOM's Malodorous Methods Fan The Flames Of Hate

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

Instead of working to bring Americans together, the goal of NOM is to sow the seeds of mistrust and tear different groups apart. Instead of harmony, they promote acrimony. Forget the great American melting pot; NOM simply stirs the pot of bitterness and division.

The NOM Scandal: No One To Blame But Ourselves!

David Kaufman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Gay Voices
David Kaufman

The group that has yet to be held accountable for the NOM debacle is the LGBT leadership itself. Having spent much of the past five years playing their own dangerous race game, LGBT talking heads have helped stoke the very animosity that fueled NOM's craven, color-based policies.

Some Questions For NOM's Brian Brown

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Joe Solmonese

With this week's court-ordered release of previously classified NOM strategy documents, there are way more questions than answers. I know that you're one to keep your cards pretty close to the vest, but I'd like to pose a few queries nonetheless.

Anti-Gay Group Looks To Recruit 'Glamorous, Noncognitive' Celebrities To Thwart Marriage Equality

Posted 03.29.2012 | Gay Voices

The fallout from ...

Michelangelo Signorile

Fred Karger On NOM's 'Racially-Driven' Strategies And Document Leak

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.28.2012 | Gay Voices

The secret documents that show the divisive, racially-driven strategies of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) have received enormous media a...

NOM's Real Values

Peter Montgomery | Posted 05.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Peter Montgomery

Those who have been on the receiving end of these dishonorable and untruthful campaigns won't be surprised by much of what's in the NOM documents. But the brazenness of the language around racial wedge politics should make it easier to expose the group's Machiavellian heart.

Calling All Black People: NOM Wants to Use You

Mark Potok | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Mark Potok

The revelation of its bald attempt to exploit black people and Latinos should help end the idea that NOM is an honorable group that would never engage in race-baiting. Because that is precisely what it has done.

NOM's Long-Term Strategy Revealed In Memos: 'Drive A Wedge Between Blacks And Gays'

Scottie Thomaston | Posted 05.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Scottie Thomaston

In their quest to deny legal recognition to the long-term, loving relationships of same-sex couples, NOM goes disturbingly far off into the fringe. The most horrific document shows that they aimed at the heart of coalition building between the LGBT community and racial minorities.

Secret NOM Documents Reveal Race-Baiting Strategy

John Becker | Posted 05.27.2012 | Gay Voices
John Becker

The newly released documents reveal a remarkably cynical, shrewd, callous organization that is willing to say and do whatever it takes in order to prevent loving, committed same-sex couples from winning the freedom to marry.

NOM's Anti-Gay Marriage, Racially-Dividing Plans Revealed

Posted 03.27.2012 | Gay Voices

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has gone public with ...

Anti-Gay Marriage Group Looked To Divide Gays, Blacks

buzzfeed.com | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

The leading opponents of same-sex marriage planned to defeat campaigns for gay marriage by "fanning the hostility" between black voters from gay voter...

GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project Demands Honesty from the Religious Right

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Alvin McEwen

GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project is not about silencing anyone but having an honest debate. And you can't have an honest debate when one party is being deceptive in terms of their goals and their true feelings about the community they oppose.

Amanda Terkel

New Tactic In Group's Push To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is the leading group fighting the legalization of same-sex marriage around the country. It ...

GLAAD's Releases Watch List Of Anti-LGBT Activists

Posted 03.15.2012 | Gay Voices

Yesterday GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, unveiled its brand new Commentator Accountability Project. According to a press rel...

Black Leaders Should Not Ignore Same-Sex Families of Color

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.05.2012 | Black Voices
Alvin McEwen

A new report is highlighting the plight of a population who always seem to be ignored when African-American leaders begin debating issues pertaining to the community. The report gives a number of good solutions to this problem. I have a solution, too.

Maggie Gallagher's Disastrous Interview On 'Up with Chris Hayes'

Alvin McEwen | Posted 04.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

Maggie Gallagher, co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), an anti-marriage-equality group, was interviewed on the Feb. 11 edition MSNBC's Up with Chris Hayes, and it didn't go well for her.

Maggie Gallagher and Her Son

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 04.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

How does a woman who clearly had to face so much hardship and so many challenges in raising a son on her own justify her work in ripping other families apart? Maybe one day, she will see and understand the utter disconnect.

Prop 8's Supporters Were Too Scared to Testify, But They Still Whine After the Fact

Alvin McEwen | Posted 04.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

Prop 8 was built upon deliberate lies that Maggie Gallagher, Tony Perkins, Peter Sprigg, and the rest of those pushing it were too fearful to defend in court. None of these people had the guts to take an oath and attest to the veracity of the claims they made.

WATCH: Mitt Romney, NOM And White House React To Prop 8 Ruling

Posted 02.07.2012 | Gay Voices

Marriage equality advocates are hailing a federal appeals court's declaration of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutio...

Black Pastors, Marriage Equality and NOM's Money

Alvin McEwen | Posted 03.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

I have been amazed at how quickly and conveniently these coalitions between NOM and several black pastors and leaders have come together; I have also been alarmed by the rhetoric.