Coca-Cola Soda Sales, Profits Down, Boycott On

By: Tuesday February 18, 2014 6:31 pm

LGBTQ activists around the world are boycotting Coca-Cola for its sponsorship of the Winter Olympics and thus a tacit endorsement of Russian President’s Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay stance.

 

Moving Past Détente Between the HRC and the Trans Community

By: Tuesday April 2, 2013 7:35 am

On the day the constitutionality of Prop 8 was being argued before the the Supreme Court, a rally organized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, Family Equality Council, GetEQUAL, Marriage Equality USA, and the New Organizing Institute was underway. The rally was almost in every way successful in how the event demonstrated unanimity of LGBT community organizations and members standing behind marriage equality.

Almost.

Challenges to Tony Perkins and the WaPo’s Dana Milbank Column on FRC’s ‘hate group’ Label

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 12:30 pm

Michelangelo Signorile has published an open letter to the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, challenging him to a public debate over at Huffpost or on his SiriusXM show over whether the organization deserves the hate group label.

Gay Crumbs From the Table of the Masters

By: Friday June 29, 2012 4:14 pm

If you had, at the time, asked a participant in the Stonewall Riots—whose occurrence annual LGBTQ Pride parades commemorate—whether they envisioned a future where their cause was vocally supported by JP Morgan, Doritos, and the President of the United States, chances are your answer would have been a swift and sure “No.” But, in 21st century America…?

HRC Releases Report on ‘Growing Up LGBT in America’ as Chad Griffin’s Tenure Kicks Off

By: Thursday June 7, 2012 2:45 pm

he Human Rights Campaign marks the start of the tenure of its incoming President, Chad Griffin, by releasing the results of a survey that takes a look at the landscape for LGBT youth today and the challenges ahead in the struggle for equality.

FDL Movie Night: “Legalize Gay: The Civil Rights Movement of a Generation”

By: Monday May 21, 2012 5:00 pm

Tonight our guests are Matt Comer, Karl Abad and Mark Rivera who will be discussing how we can help further and secure LGBT equality, the focus of the documentary Legalize Gay, which just aired on LogoTV. Legalize Gay shows LGBT young people and their allies making a difference through activism, social media, and marketing. Rugby player Ben Cohen, an ally, started Stand Up, a globally branded anti-bullying foundation and has joined with openly gay football player Brian Sims to bring the message of inclusiveness to sports teams. Controversial clothing manufacturer American Apparel created Legalize Gay tees which have become a steady seller and have helped create and broaden awareness.

Work It

By: Sunday December 18, 2011 7:10 pm

In the brick-and-mortar world, the two crossdressers in “Work It” would be having uncomfortable discussions with the HR department of their new employer about transitioning in the workplace, including issues regarding public accommodations — to include restrooms. They would likely at least face workplace harassment, and if they lived in the 35 states without employment protections based on gender identity, they may even have been fired without recourse for being trans.

Civil Rights Legend Julian Bond Supports Marriage Equality – Do You?

By: Tuesday November 1, 2011 1:45 pm

A campaign seeking to open up a dialogue about marriage equality launches with videos featuring prominent black allies. This one starts with civil rights leader, Julian Bond. Will it reach some black voters that are on the fence about the issue?

7PM ET: Your PJ-Wearing Blogmistress Covers the President’s Equality Address at HRC National Dinner

By: Saturday October 1, 2011 4:00 pm

My avatar on this post reflects the fact that I’m one of those purported “Cheetos-stained pajamas-wearing bloggers living in a basement” people that earn the scorn in some quarters of the establishment LGBT world. You know, the folks that believe that citizen journalists apparently do nothing for the movement except but sit in our PJs on our plump @sses, and criticize fill-in-the-blank hard working people in the movement doing “real work” to advance equality. And it goes without saying that said bloggers just don’t know anything about doing deals inside the Beltway either. And when we do make a difference, it’s rarely acknowledged because it would mean we’re actually part of the movement.

David Mixner: An Extremely Important Moment for the Human Rights Campaign

By: Wednesday August 31, 2011 10:30 am

With Joe Solmonese’ departure now comes an extraordinary opportunity to make HRC a powerful and effective force into the 21st Century. The organization must not only do a ‘search’ for a new CEO but really must also take time to decide its goals for the next decade. Instead of finding a ‘qualified candidate’ for the job, it is time for a visionary job description that will lead us to the right candidate.

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