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Waymon Hudson
Waymon Hudson is a vocal LGBT activist, advocate, and writer. He is President and Co-Founder of Fight OUT Loud, a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping LGBT individuals and their allies fight discrimination and hate.

Waymon is also a regular contributor and on the editorial team of the Bilerico Project, the nation's leading LGBT blog forum. He and his husband, Anthony Niedwiecki, live in Chicago, Illinois, where they are the proud foster parents of a now college-aged son.

Waymon has been a voice for full equality for the LGBT community for many years, doing everything from organizing multiple large-scale protests to working within the political system to affect change. Whether he is marching in the streets, organizing online, or working on campaigns, his goals remains the same: to challenge the forces of bigotry, hate, and ignorance.

A full-time activist and writer, Waymon also does political and non-profit consulting, focusing on new media/social networking and youth outreach. He has been known to be a troublemaker and rabble-rouser, which are titles he considers to be an honor.

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Entries by Waymon Hudson

Elation in Illinois as Marriage Equality Finally Passes

(6) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 3:23 PM

It's been a long road in Illinois, filled with bumps, bruises, and far too many blocks. But yesterday, by a vote of 61-54, the Illinois House finally passed marriage equality in the Land of Lincoln. In what is known as a "veto session," the House passed SB10, the Religious Freedom...

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Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court: Case Highlights and Outcome Analysis (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 8:35 PM

The latest episode of Gay TV on the Go's LGBT politics show Critical Thinking Hosted by Waymon Hudson breaks down the arguments and possible outcomes of the two historic marriage equality cases being heard by the Supreme Court. The first case is Hollingsworth v. Perry, which challenges the...

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Marriage Equality Stalls in Illinois: An In-Depth Look

(334) Comments | Posted June 1, 2013 | 12:36 PM

Same-sex couples in Illinois will have to wait even longer for equal rights. In a move that shocked many community members and advocates, the Illinois House ended its current session without calling a vote on the Marriage Equality Bill, SB10. The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act will...

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From Anita Bryant to Today: 'Critical Thinking' Debunks the 'Save Our Children' Argument (VIDEO)

(27) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 6:56 PM

The latest episode of Gay TV on the Go's LGBT politics show Critical Thinking Hosted by Waymon Hudson focuses on the anti-gay myth that has been blocking LGBT equality progress for decades: the vicious and debunked "Save Our Children" argument that gays are somehow dangerous to children. It...

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A Conversation About Intersections of Race and LGBT Issues (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 9:00 PM

The latest episode of Gay TV on the Go's LGBT politics show Critical Thinking Hosted by Waymon Hudson turns its focus to what for too long has been seen as a divide in the fight for civil rights and equality: the intersection of race and LGBT issues. Constitutional...

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Inauguration Reflections: By Linking Stonewall With Seneca Falls and Selma, Obama Reminds Us That LGBT Rights Are Civil Rights

(9) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 3:21 PM

Presidential inaugurations are often filled with pomp, circumstance, cheering crowds and moments to remember, but rarely do they so perfectly illustrate a dramatic shift in our country's understanding and acceptance of cultural changes. The second inauguration of President Barack Obama did just that. While many news outlets are rightly praising...

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Critical Thinking Gives LGBT Post-Election Analysis (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 12:31 PM

On a special edition of my LGBTQ politics show Critical Thinking, I break down the historic 2012 election.

Without a doubt, election night was a landslide victory for equality. Watching the historic results roll in on issues and candidates that matter to the progress of civil rights for LGBTQ...

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Historic Election for Equality Means We Must Work Even Harder

(2) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 2:14 PM

Without a doubt, Election Day was a landslide victory for equality. Watching the historic results roll in on issues and candidates that matter to the progress of civil rights for LGBT people was truly a snapshot of just how much, and how quickly, this country has changed on social issues.

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Election 2012: Trust Romney... Because He's Lying?

(24) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 5:14 PM

I am seriously running out of ways to express my incredulity at this election. It seems that people have given up even trying to defend Mitt Romney's ever-changing stances and are just saying, "You don't like this current Romney? Don't worry, he'll change into whatever you want after the election...

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The Victory Fund Talks Electing LGBT Politicians With Gay Chicago TV

(1) Comments | Posted September 28, 2012 | 2:01 PM

The latest episode of Gay Chicago TV's LGBT politics show Critical Thinking Hosted by Waymon Hudson turns its focus to the upcoming elections to discuss the importance of electing out LGBT politicians and leaders -- and how that can change the face of American politics and LGBT rights.

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This Is What DOMA Discrimination Looks Like (PHOTO)

(133) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 7:36 PM

With momentum for marriage equality rolling ahead and acceptance of LGBT issues at an all-time high in polls, it can sometimes be easy to forget just how pervasive institutional discrimination against LGBT people can be.

And then you get a letter in the mail reminding you of just that.


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Election 2012: Voter ID Laws, Suppression, and Equality

(42) Comments | Posted September 20, 2012 | 6:34 PM

Voting. It's a seemingly simply act, and most Americans either take it for granted or are doubtful of its actual effect on our everyday lives. One vote being cast in a sea of millions may seem insignificant, but when we step back to look at the tumultuous history of voting...

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Gay Chicago TV Talks Lesbian Political Power With LPAC Chair Sarah Schmidt (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 11:49 AM

2012-09-14-GCTVLPAC1.jpgThe latest episode of Gay Chicago TV's LGBT politics show Critical Thinking Hosted by Waymon Hudson takes on the topic of super PACs, specifically the new lesbian super PAC LPAC, which is the first political action committee focused directly on amplifying...

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Election 2012: LGBT Equality Is an Economic Issue

(27) Comments | Posted September 14, 2012 | 3:55 PM

When cutting through the rhetoric of campaigns and the presidential election to get to the reality of the issues facing many Americans, one thing becomes clear very quickly: It is impossible to separate the need for LGBT equality from economic issues. While it may be an easy talking point for...

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Election 2012: Rhetoric, the Record, and the Reality of Equality

(1) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 8:31 PM

What was supposed to be a "referendum" election, according to most political pundits, with voters focusing on Obama's first three years in office, has quickly become a "choice" election, with voters presented with two vastly different visions for America. The campaign, the two parties, and their candidates have given the...

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Republican National Convention Highlights the Dangers of a Malleable Mitt Romney

(16) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 9:32 AM

Even a cursory glance of the speaker lineup at this year's Republican National Convention shows a virtual "who's who" of extreme politicians: Santorum, Huckabee, and McDonnell... Oh my!

It's a telling lineup for a party trying desperately to sell the talking point that they are all about "jobs, jobs, jobs."...

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Election 2012: Party Platforms Highlight Stark Differences in Democratic and Republican Positions on LGBT Equality

(94) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 6:50 PM

Political party platforms are meant to be the guiding principles, core values, and desired actions of a party. They are a roadmap for members and, more importantly, for voters that show where a particular political party wants to take the country, given the chance to set the agenda. This year...

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Gay Chicago TV Tackles Bisexuality, Biphobia, and Bi Erasure

(6) Comments | Posted August 22, 2012 | 4:52 PM

In its latest episode, the LGBT politics show Critical Thinking on Gay Chicago TV takes on the topic of bisexuality, which has for far too long been the focus of jokes, discrimination, misinformation, and just plain ignorance from both anti-equality forces and the LGBT community itself. Extreme biphobia...

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Paul Ryan: Poster Boy of Today's Extreme GOP

(214) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 1:36 PM

Editor's Note: News broke today that a security guard was shot and wounded at the Family Research Council by an assailant who is currently in police custody. Little concrete information is known regarding exactly what took place or what the gunman's motives may have been, but our thoughts...

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Seeing Gun Violence Through International Eyes

(60) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 10:22 AM

I happened to be away on a vacation to Europe when the horrendous news of the shooting in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater showing the Batman movie came across the news. The only real television media outlet available was BBC news, which covered the shooting of 71...

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